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Kagoshima Prefecture is situated in the south-western region of the Japanese mainland.
Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and East China Sea, Kagoshima has a wide expanse of land stretching approximately 600 km from north to south.
Kagoshima is blessed with abundant "Hommono (authentic)" resources - Rich nature such as the World Natural Heritage Yakushima Island, a huge variety of food ingredients such as the Kurobuta pork, Shochu liquor, etc, and a distinct history and culture.
The Kyushu Shinkansen bullet train lines are due to open between Kagoshima Chuo and Hakata, connecting the two cities in approximately one hour and twenty minutes.
Moreover, South Kyushu's hub airport, Kagoshima Airport, has four regular international airline routes; Shanghai, Seoul Taipei and Hong Kong as well as many routes that connect it with major cities in Japan such as Tokyo and Osaka, and various islands within the prefecture.