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Sakurajima Ferry Terminal "Sakurajima Port"

Sakurajima Ferry  is on service between Kagoshima Port to Sakurajima Port.

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The passengers from Kaogshima Port pay the fare by cash (or some IC cards is available) when they get off at Sakurajima Port.

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You may pay only by cash (Japanese yen), IC card (IWASAKI Card, RAPICA) .

IC card of JR (e.g. SUIKA) and other currency (e.g. US$) are not acceptable.

We also have no monery exchange service on Sakurajima island.

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The passengers from Sakurajima Port pay the fare by cash (or some IC cards is available) when they get on and just leave at Kagoshima Port.

We recommend you to purchase the "Welcome Cute" , which is the public transportation pass including ferry, bus, and tram running by Kagoshima city.

You can buy at the service counter on 2nd floor of Sakurajima Port (7:00~9:00) in advance your bording and show it crews in ferry.

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The passengers of "YORIMICHI Cruise" need to buy "Welcome Cute"at the service counter on 2nd floor of Kagoshima Port (7:30~19:00). ※ "YORIMICHI Cruise" start at Kagoshima Port.

Sakurajima Ferry in on 24 hour operation system! It means you can enjoy a various scenary from at late naight to eary in the morning!

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You are not allowded to keep staying on a ferry for round trip, so please get off once at a port.

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■ Sakurajima Port for Sakurajima Ferry 

【 Access 】
Sakurajima Island View Bus: get off at "Sakurajima Ferry Terminal"
Local bus in Sakurajima island:get off at "Sakurajima Ferry Terminal"

【 Terminal open time 】
24 hours

【 Teminal business hour 】 
7:00~19:00 * The staff will care you about the fare 24hour.

【 Timetable 】 

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* September, 2016
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Sakurajima Ferry Terminal "Kagoshima Port" (Kagoshima Honkou Port)

The Kagoshima Port for Sakurajima Ferry is in 15~20 minutes walk distance from Tenmonkan.

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When you are at "Kagoshima Chuou Station", you had better to take a city tram to "Suizokukanguchi (Aquarium)".

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Both passenger and automobile pay the fare at Sakurajima Port for the legular ferry line.

At the Kagoshima Port for Sakurajima ferry, you just go through to get on a ferry and pay a fare when you arrive at the Sakurajima Port.

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You may pay only by cash (Japanese yen), IC card (IWASAKI Card, RAPICA) .

IC card of JR (e.g. SUIKA) and other currency (e.g. US$) are not acceptable.

We also have no monery exchange service on Sakurajima island.

sakurajimakou_sakurajima_ferry_terminal_02.jpg

We recommend you to purchase the "Welcome Cute" , which is the public transportation pass including ferry, bus, and tram running by Kagoshima city.

honkou_sakurajima_ferry_terminal_03.jpg

You can buy at the service counter on 2nd floor of Sakurajima Port (7:00~9:00) in advance your bording and show it crews in ferry.

Sakurajima Ferry in on 24 hour operation system! It means you can enjoy a various scenary from at late naight to eary in the morning!

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* You are not allowded to keep staying on a ferry for round trip, so please get off once at a port.

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■ Kagoshima Port for Sakurajima Ferry

【 Access 】
Kagoshima City tram: gett off at「Suizokukanguchi( Aquarium)」and 5minutes walk
JR train: get off at 「JR Kagoshima station」and minutes walk
Kagoshima city tram: get off at 「Tenmonkan」and 15 minutes walk

Terminal open time 】
24 hours

【 Teminal business hour 】 
7:00~19:00 ※ The staff will care you about the fare 24hour.

【 Timetable 】

See here about Sakurajima Ferry Terminal "Sakurajima Port" >>

* September, 2016
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Power Spot Kagoshima : Kirishima Shrine


"Power Spot" is a place which gives energy to rejuvenate our heart and body, and is very popular among women these days. There are several leading "Power Spots" in Kagoshima so let us introduce them!

 

【 Kirishima Shrine 

The Very First Honeymoon Destination in Japan

  Ryoma and Oryo

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Speaking of the Power Spot of Kagoshima, one would first think of Kirishima Shrine. Backed by the Takachihomine peak, the Kirishima Shrine worships the Niniginomikoto, grandchild of the Amaterasu Goddess, in the ancient legend of Tenson Kourin (Descending of the Heavenly Grandchild). Built in the 6th century, this shrine has a very long history. The shrine has great beauty and dignity, and a mysterious atmosphere that awes all its visitors.

Walking past the pilgrimage path covered in lush greenery and aged cedar trees, the sophisticated vermilion structure of the shrine appears before you. Just by being there, one can feel his/her heart being cleansed.

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* November 2016
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Illumination spot in Kagoshima Downtown area


A day shortens in winter in Japan and get dark at around 6 pm in Kagoshima of December.

There are many place that you enjoy the illumination all over the Kagoshima prefecture.


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We would like to introduce the illumination spots in Kagoshima downtown area!
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■ Minato Odori Park
  Event Period  :Dec. 1st ~ Jan. 31st
  Event Hours   :6pm~10pm

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■ Dolphin Port
  Event Period: ~ Feb. 28st
  Event Hours: 5pm~0am

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■ Kagoshima City Aquarium

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■ Tenmonkan illumination
 Event Period: Jan. 6 st ~ Jan. 31st
 Event Hours: 18:00~22:00

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■ The main arcade in Tenmonkan

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■ Yamakataya Department Store

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■ Miami st.

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■ Rinkai st.

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Night city view tour is available!!
It is one of tour of Kagoshima city view bus.
Even if you feel lazy to go out, you can see illuminating lights from the window!

It operates every Friday and Saturday. 





【 Time schedule 】 * December only 
Kagoshima Chuo sta.: 18:30, 19:00, 19:30, 20:00
Tenmonkan  : 18:35, 19:05, 19:35, 20:05
Dolphin Port  : 18:39, 19:09, 19:39, 20:09
Shiyakusyo-mae  : 18:43, 19:13, 19:43, 20:13

【 Bus route 】
Kagoshima Chuo sta. ⇒ Tenmonkan ⇒ Dolphin Port ⇒ Shiyakusyo-mae(City Hall) ⇒ Shiroyama(staying 15min) ⇒ Saigo-douzoumae(Statute of Mr.Saigo) ⇒ Tenmonkan ⇒ Kagoshima Chuo sta. 

【 Fare 】 
¥200 

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■ Hotel Shiroyama
  This Hotel Shiroyama's illumination is popular with the local people.
 
  Event Period:  ~ Feb. 16st
  Event Hours: 5:30pm~11pm

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* November, 2016
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Autumn in Kagoshima

Recommended Spot No. 1 [A Thousand Gingko Trees] (Tarumizu City)
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A couple who had moved here from the urban areas about 30 years ago had continually planted Gingko trees every year. Today, visitors can enjoy this beautiful forest of more than a thousand Gingko trees. As the sunrays shine through, the whole forest is lit up in gold, just like a beautiful scene from a movie. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through this romantic and alluring forest. There is also a lookout point where visitors can catch a glimpse of Mount Sakurajima and Mount Kaimon in the distance.

 

- Recommended period    : Late November ~ Mid December

- Directions                        : http://www.city.tarumizu.lg.jp/oshirase/kankou/senbonicyou.htm

                 About 10 min drive eastwards from Tarumizu City Hall on Route 71


Recommended Spot No. 2 [Kirishima Shrine] (Kirishima City)

http://www3.pref.kagoshima.jp/kankou/touris/shosai/113/

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 The legend of Tenson Korin (Descend of the Heavenly Grandchild) originated from this shrine and its protagonist "Niniginomikoto" is enshrined here. The premises of the shrine are filled with brilliant red maple leaves and many of the small paths in the vicinity are also famous maple leave-watching spots among the locals!

 

- Recommended period    : Mid November ~ Early December

- Further enquiries             : Kirishima Shrine [+81-995-57-0001]


Recommended Spot No. 3 

[Husband-and-Wife Gingko Tree] (Fukuyama-cho, Kirishima)

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This "Husband-and-Wife Gingko Tree" is located near the Miyaura Shrine in Fukuyama town, close to the black vinegar production grounds. It is rumoured that the trees are more than a thousand years old and both their heights are about 38m. It is a pleasure to take a leisurely stroll under the bright yellow leaves of the trees.

 

- Recommended period    : Late November ~ Mid December

- Parking lots for buses are not available

http://www3.pref.kagoshima.jp/kankou/touris/shosai/138/



Various beautiful flowers in bloom mark the arrival of AUTUMN!


[Ikoma Highland / Cosmos] (Kirishima City): Late September ~ Late October

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http://www.miyakoh.co.jp/ikoma/

At an altitude of 490m, the Ikoma Highland is located along gently sloping plains on the Kirishima mountain range. Over here, more than 18 types and a million stalks of cosmos flowers spread across a large field of 16 square kilometers.

- Enquiries           : Hana-no-Chaya

- TEL                   : +81-984-27-1919

- Entrance fees   : 400 Yen (Group price: 320 Yen for > 15 people)

 

[Kinko Bay Park / Cosmos and Rose] (Kagoshima City):

 Late October ~ Early November

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http://www3.pref.kagoshima.jp/kankou/touris/shosai/545/

About 50,000 stalks of cosmos spread over a 0.4 ha flowerbed, and the fragrant scent of rose fills the rose garden. The view of the sapphire Kinko Bay waters from a nearby lookout point blends nicely with the red, pink and green of the flowerbeds.

- Enquiries           : Kagoshima-shi Koen Ryokka-ka

                            (Kagoshima City Park Greening Division)

- TEL                   : +81-99-216-1368

- Address             : Kinkowan Koen, Hirakawa-cho, Kagoshima


[Uwaba Highland / Cosmos] (Izumi City): Late September ~ Mid October

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The 250,000 stalks of cosmos in Uwaba highland is a sight to behold! Seeing the beautiful cosmos in full bloom brings a refreshing feel.

- Enquiries           : Norinsuisan-ka, Izumi City Hall

                             (Agriculture, Forestry and Marine Division)

- TEL                   : +81-996-63-2111

- Address             : Uwaba, Kamiokawauchi, Izumi-shi


[Kanoya Rose Garden] (Kanoya City): Mid October ~ End December

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http://www3.pref.kagoshima.jp/kankou/touris/shosai/3111/

About 3,000 types and 40,000 stalks of roses bloom in this 8 ha garden. The beautiful, brightly coloured roses go into full bloom in autumn. Visitors can also try their hands at cut flowers at the greenhouse, where roses bloom all year.

- Enquiries           : Kanoya Rose Garden

- TEL                   : +81-994-40-2170

- Address             : 1250 Hamada-cho, Kanoya-shi

- Entrance fees   : 600 Yen (480 Yen for < 20 people)


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