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Kagoshima

Sunny climate set to a Sakurajima backdrop

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Kajiki Spider Fighting Festival

Kajiki Spider Fighting Festival

Mid Jun

The townsfolk of Kajiki, a town in Aira City, Kagoshima, happily partake in a tradition which reaches back over four-hundred years:..

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Where to eat in Kagoshima

Kagomma Yataimura

Kagomma Yataimura

Mandy Bartok

Kagomma Yataimura offers diners the chance to try Kagoshima specialties in cozy food stalls a stone's throw from Kagoshima-Chuo..

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Places to stay in Kagoshima

Chisun Inn Kagoshima

Chisun Inn Kagoshima

Peter Sidell

In Kagoshima city on Japan's Kyushu island, Chisun Inn is a good value, well located business hotel, within easy reach of transportation,..

Ryokan Ginsyo

Ryokan Ginsyo

Mandy Bartok

Soak in the views of Kagoshima Bay while simultaneously soaking in a rooftop onsen at Ryokan Ginsyo in Ibusuki

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Blue Flower Season in Kagoshima

Blue Flower Season in Kagoshima

Kim

From late May through to mid June, Flower Park Kagoshima is hosting a blue flower festival. The event celebrates a variety of seasonal..

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Kanoya Rose Garden

Kanoya Rose Garden

Kim

The Kanoya Rose Garden in Kagoshima lays claim to being Japan's largest rose garden, with an impressive 50,000 roses covering..

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About Kagoshima

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Kyushu
Island Kyushu
Capital Kagoshima
Population 1,706,242
Area 9,188.10 km²

If you love history, Kagoshima Prefecture (鹿児島県, Kagoshima-ken) is the place to go. Christianity was first introduced to Japan in Kagoshima by Francis Xavier, and Western technology entered Japan at Tanegashima in the form of muskets. But perhaps most notably, the powerful Satsuma Domain, which ushered in the Meiji Restoration, was located in Kagoshima; not surprisingly, the leader of the Satsuma Rebellion, the revered Saigo Takamori, was born there as well. Kagoshima also houses the somber Chiran Peace Museum for Kamikaze Pilots.

History aside, the southernmost prefecture of Japan (excluding Okinawa) is famous for Yakushima Island, a World Heritage Site; the island is noted for its majestic Yakusugi trees and is an excellent hiking location. The great volcano of Sakurajima, one of the most active in the world, towers over the city.

Some of Japan’s best sake is brewed in Kagoshima from their Satsuma sweet potatoes. 

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