An island just outside of Kagoshima with an active volcano frequently spewing ash-filled smoke from it’s peak.
Explore these great things to see and do in Kagoshima, from the tide-pool hot springs of Hirauchi Kaichu Onsen to volcanic Sakurajima.
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 is a small island outside Kagoshima filled with sightseeing spots and abundant nature.
The best beach in Kagoshima for swimming and marine sports every summer.
Right next to Maruo Onsen Hot Spring Hotel is a small business facility called Kirishima Onsen Market.
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.
On Sakurajima Island, Yogan Nagisa Park offers visitors a relaxing spot with fantastic views of the sea and mountain.
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.
With it’s 60 meter drop, Senhiro-no-taki Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls in Yakushima.
While you bathe in the hot water, you can watch the waves rolling nearby.
At Kiyomizu Magaibutsu there are over 200 Buddhist images carved on rock wall along the Manose River.
Every year, between Mid-October to March, a flock of 10,000 cranes from Siberia come to Kagoshima to migrate.
If you are in Kyushu, this ramen will not be hard to find.
Made from minced fish paste deep-fried in oil, then seasoned with shochu whiskey.
Thin raw Berkshire pork slices cooked by dipping them in boiling broth. To enhance their flavor, the pigs are fed sweet potatoes.
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.