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Useful Map for Marine Port Kagoshima's visiter


Information about one-day pass and city transport. >>

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Map of to "Tenmonkan; the central Kagoshima" and City View Route Map. >>

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The map of surrounding areas of the port. >>

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The 36th Kirishima International Music Festival

The Kirishima International Music Festival is an annual international music festival held in the Kirishima highlands.

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Over 50 performances are given by approximaly 80 internationally known artists gathered at the Miyama Main Concert Hall.

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Why not come and experience these harmonious movements amid the grand nature of Kirishima?

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[ Date ]
July 15th (Wed) - August 2th (Sun), 2015

[ Venues ]
Kirishima International Music Hall (Miyama Main Concert Hall), Houzan Hall, Kagoshima Citizens' Culture Hall, Kagoshima St.Xavier's Cathedral, etc. 

[ Access ] 
Approx. 90 min. bus ride from Downtown Kagoshima City.
Approx. 20 min. bus ride from JR Kirishima Jinguu Station.

[ Tickets ] *Researved-seating Only
Available online >>

[ Official Website ]
Kirishima International Music Festival >>

[ Questions and Information ]
Miyama Concert Hall : kirishima@jesc-music.org 


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* July 10 2015
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Kagoshima's "Rokugatsudo" Summer Lantern Festival

Rokugatsudo encompasses a series of summer festivals held at various shrines and temples throughout the prefecture in July (June in the old calendar), each taking place on days designated by the shrines and temples themselves. 

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The Rokugatsudo festivals have long history and continue to succeed as seasonal Kagoshima summer events.

At the shrine and temple grounds, lanterns made from wooden sticks and Japanese paper are strung along a network of ropes and feature a variety of illustrations and messages.

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There are many shops lining the roadsides as well. These shops, the shrine-temple atmospheres and lanterns altogether give off a very fantastic, whimsical air. 

Within Kagoshima City these festivals will be put on almost every night in July and will continue through to the end of the month.

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Please enjoy a "Kagoshima Summer" at a Rokugatsudo lantern festival! 

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The "Terukuni Shrine Rokugatsudo" held on the 15th and 16th of July each year is one of biggest Rokugatsudo festivals in all of Kagoshima Prefecture. 

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The movie, "Rokugatsudo no san-shimai (The Three Sisters of Rokugatsudo)" is a story about the Rokugatsudo festivals and is currently in theaters nationwide. >> *Japanese Language Only

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* July 2, 2014

Sendai Ferry Terminal

The Sendai Ferry Terminal is the boarding point for the high speed boat "Koshikishima" bound for Koshikijima Island.

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This ferry terminal was opened in conjunction with the start of operation of the high speed boat "Koshikishima".

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Bearing a similar design to the interior of the high speed boat, this ferry terminal, designed by famous industrial designer Mr. Mitooka Eiji, has wood-panelled interior, giving it a stylish and relaxed atmosphere.

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Besides the ticketing counter, there is a café and souvenir shop, and the parking space can accommodate about 200 vehicles.

◆ High Speed Boat "Koshikishima" Operation Information

[ Stop-overs ] 
Sendai Port / Sato Port / Nagahama Port

[ Ticket Price ] 
Adult: 2,380 - 3,380 Yen / Child: 1,200 - 1,700 Yen 

[ Round Trip Ticket ] Adult: 4,000 Yen / Child: 2,000 Yen

[ Website ] 
Ferry Time Schedule >> 
*Japanese only

* June 23, 2015
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Canyoning at Sarugajo Gorge

Canyoning is travelling in canyons using a variety of techniques that includes ropework, plunging/diving, swimming, etc.

Canyoning is available at the Sarugajo Gorge at Tarumizu!

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The characteristic of canyoning at Sarugajo Gorge is non other than the crystal clear waters flowing through a valley of granite and the green forests.

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[ Availability Period ] 
July ~ September (** Kindly make a reservation 3 days in advance)

[ Course Time ] 
About 2 hours

[ Price ] 
One person: 7,000 Yen 
(Group discount of four people and above - 5,000 Yen per person)

[ Enquiries ]
Mori-no-Eki Tarumizu >>

* June 12, 2015
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