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Things to Do in Kagoshima

Kagoshima, 22 Sep.

Explore these great things to see and do in Kagoshima, from the tide-pool hot springs of Hirauchi Kaichu Onsen to volcanic Sakurajima.

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Sakurajima

Sakurajima

An island just outside of Kagoshima with an active volcano frequently spewing ash-filled smoke from it’s peak.

Steam sand baths

Ibusuki Steam Sand Baths

At Ibusuki Beach, the steam sand baths allow you to lie in the sand, while the hot geothermal steam from below heats you.

Yakushima Island

Yakushima Island

Yakushima Island is a small island outside Kagoshima filled with sightseeing spots and abundant nature.

Iso Beach

Iso Beach

The best beach in Kagoshima for swimming and marine sports every summer.

Kirishima Onsen Market

Kirishima Onsen Market

Right next to Maruo Onsen Hot Spring Hotel is a small business facility called Kirishima Onsen Market.

Yurigahama Beach

Yurigahama Beach

Right on Yoron Island, 1 hour and 20 minutes from Kagoshima, this incredible beach provides a smooth white sand beach floating on a sparkling clear blue sea.

Sakurajima Yogan Nagisa Park

Sakurajima Yogan Nagisa Park

On Sakurajima Island, Yogan Nagisa Park offers visitors a relaxing spot with fantastic views of the sea and mountain.

Chikura Cavern

Chikura Cavern

Hidden within Tanegashima Island, 40 minutes by plane from Kagoshima, plus a 40 minute car drive, there is Chikura Carvern a large opening on the coast of Hamada Beach.

Senhiro-no-taki Waterfall

Senpiro Falls

With it’s 60 meter drop, Senhiro-no-taki Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls in Yakushima.

Kagoshima Ramen

Kagoshima Ramen

If you are in Kyushu, this ramen will not be hard to find.

Chiran Neputa Matsuri

Chiran Neputa Matsuri

Inspired by the Neputa Matsuri in Aomori Prefecture, at this rousing summer festival, people carry giant floats shaped like folding fans with warriors painted on them.