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Minamikyushu City, located at the southernmost tip of Japan's main islandsm, is a place where Japanese tradition, culture, and history remain strong. Old samurai residences and Buddhist statues carved into natural cliffs (Magaibutsu) coastline show Japanese virgin landscapes.

a  Chiran Peace Museum for Kamikaze Pilots
 Kaimon Sanroku Koryoen

A Testament to the Importance of Worldwide Peace
To tell a true story for future generations and to wish for eternal world peace, this Chiran Peace Museum for Kamikaze Pilots collects, preserves, and displays the belongings, final letters, and documents which were left behind by the members of the army special attack corps, who died at the battle of Okinawa at the end of the Greater East Asia War (called the Pacific War after rhw war).
Each of those farewell notes and relics displayed show the absurdity of war as well as the pilot's feelings; and make us recall the importance of peace, our lives, and family bonds.

b  Chiran Samurai Residence Complex
Lake Ikeda

The Samurai country Satsuma features samurai residences with tidy rows of stonewalls and substantial gates.
This beautiful town of traditional gardens is celebrated as "Little Kyoto in Satsuma".
The Japanese goverment designated it an "Important Preservation District for Group of Traditional Buildings and Seven gardens are named as "a place of scenic beauty".
The walls of each house were built for protection in the age of provincial wars, from the 15th to early 17th century.

c  Kamafuta Shrine
Flower Park Kagoshima

At this shrine, which is also well known as a spiritual oasis, you may get ablessing for driving out evil spirits by offering a prayer with a pot cover over one's head: and good fortune or good luck in battle by tossing a pot cover.

d  Bandokorobana Natural Park / Seahorse Museum
Nagasakibana Parking Garden

Ino Tadataka, who walked around all of Japan for measurement 200 years ago and made the map of Japan, declared this place the most "magnificient view under rhe sun"
The park is also famous among couples for being a place where you can make your wishes come true.
If you ring the happy bell in the park, your love will have a happy ending.
The seashore along the park is a fishing-spot rich in lobster.

e   Kiyomizu Magaibutsu Complex
 Chiringajima Island

On the large 400m high cliff,on the right bank of the Kiyomizu river in Iwaya Park, are 193 Buddhist images.
These Sanskrit characters, memorial pagodas, and Buddhist statues were carved between the Heian era and the Meiji era.
Above all, the "Great Five-Storied Pagoda", which is presumed to have been carved in the Late Heian Era, is the biggest carved pagoda in Japan, with a height of 12m.

f   Satsuma-eikokukan Museum
  Healthy Land(outdoor baths)

The museum shows the relationship between Satsuma and England.
You can enjoy British style tea and confectioneries.

g  Tea Plantation
 The birthplace of rotary serving table for somen noodles, Tosen Valley

The great reaches of the extensive tea plantations, like a green carpet, is an example of typical Japanese rural scenery.
The tea grown in Minamikyushu City has been awarded the first prize many times at the National Tea Fair, and the second largest tea crop on the breeze over the vast plantations.

Travel back in time and feel like a samurai

Travel back in time and feel like a samurai Access to Chiran by Bus Chiran Map

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