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Kagoshima City

The majestic active volcano Sakurajima rises before Kagoshima City. The city flourished as the castle town of Lord Shimadzu and currently has a population of approximately 600,000. It is continuing to prosper as a major urban area of South Kyushu. 

The Kagoshima City Transport Bureau "Welcome Cute Pass" allows unlimited transportation for one single day.  The pass may be used for the sightseeing "Cityview Buses" which stop at main tourist spots in downtown Kagoshima.

Kagoshima City

Senganen

Senganen

The Japanese garden created by the 19th lord of the Shimadzu Clan, Mitsuhisa for his townhouse utilizes the views of Sakurajima and Kinko Bay.

Siroyama observatory

Siroyama observatory

From the small hill in the center of the city, you can have a panoramic view of Sakurajima, Kinko Bay and the city.

Tenmonkan

Tenmonkan

The former site of the astronomical observatory Meijikan (Alias Tenmonkan). It is now the largest shopping area in South Kyushu.

Tenmonkan Gourmet & Shopping Map New.pdf

Dophine Port

Dophine Port

There are restaurants and local specialty shops and the footbath with a close view of Kinko Bay is also appealing.

Amu plaza Kagoshima

Amu plaza Kagoshima

A commercial complex adjacent to Kagoshima Chuo Station Building. There are restaurants, shops as well as a Ferris wheel from which you can have a panoramic view of Kagoshima City.

Museum of the Meiji restoration

Museum of the Meiji restoration

A facility where stories about the end of the Edo Period and the Meiji Restoration, and the people involved such as Takamori Saigo and Toshimichi Okubo are told in an easy-to-understand manner using robots and video imagery.

Statue of Takamori Saigo

Statue of Takamori Saigo

The ruins of a simple Heijo Castle, which was built in the early 17th century by the 18th lord of the Shimadzu Clan, Iehisa in the idea that a castle should be protected by its people.

Kagoshima Aquarium

Kagoshima Aquarium

Kyushu's largest aquarium has approximately 30,000 sea creatures in 500 species.

Transportation

Kagoshima City Tram
Kagoshima City Tram

A single ride on the tram costs ¥170 (children ¥80). Tram lines run through the city from east to west.

Kagoshima Tram Map
Kagoshima City View
Kagoshima City View

Tour the key tourist sites in the city on a tour bus from Kagoshima Chuo Station.
Adult ¥190 / Child ¥100
One day pass Adult ¥600 / Child ¥300

City View Bus Infomation
Perfect for tourists who want to see Sakurajima, this ferry line connects Kagoshima and Sakurajima ports.
Each cruise takes about 15 minutes and ferries are available 24 hours a day.

Adult ¥160 / Child ¥80

Sakurajima Ferry Timetable

Festival &Night View Tour

Ohara Festival
Ohara Festival

About 20,000 people from approximately 260 dance associations participate from home and abroad. It is the largest autumn festival in South Kyushu where participants dance through the main street.

Rokugatsudo
Rokugatsudo

The summer festival of Kagoshima, which is held in temples and shrines from July to August. Lanterns are lit and the temples and shrines bustle with many outdoor stands.

Kagoshima Kinko Bay Night's Fireworks Festival
Kagoshima Kinko Bay Night's Fireworks Festival

The fireworks Festival is held at the end of August and about 14,000 powerful and beautiful fireworks are set off against the backdrop of the majestic Sakurajima and Kinko Bay.

Night View Tour
Night View Tour

The bus tours the city at night. The views of famous sites illuminated are particularly atmospheric.



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