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Kagoshima! Fish Market Tour Experience

January 28, 2011 Issue

Fish! Fish! Fish!

Kagoshima! Fish Market Tour Experience



This tour, sponsored by a number of local hotels and Japanese-style inns, aims to provide guests with the opportunity to explore and experience an early morning fish market at Kagoshima's very own Chuo Wholesale Fish Market. As part of this tour, you can observe the lively fish auction up close and examine many varieties of freshly caught Kagoshima fishes and shellfish. Learn to recognize fresh fish, get great cooking tips, tour a refrigerated locker, and watch a professional slice up a tuna. Witness the everyday magic of this fish market!



Tour Period

  March - November 2011

Tour Days

Every Saturday morning Possible changes due to weather, the sponsors' availability, Obon and year-end holidays. Please enquire for details.

Participation Fee

¥800 per person (tax included) (tour eligibility limited to junior high school  

students and older)

  The paths in the market are heavily trafficked and slippery. We apologize for the inconvenience,   

          but no small children please.


  Please register by 5pm the day before (Friday) at the hotel front desk. See  

       below for a list of participating hotels. The first 15 people to register may 

       participate in the tour.

All participants receive

An official guidebook, guided tour of the market (approx. 45 minutes), and a 

wide variety of special coupons


  6:45 Meet at the large gate in front of Kagoshima Chuo Wholesale Market Fish 

       Market (Jounan-cho)

  6:50 Tour explanation (confirmation of participants, overview of the tour, other 

       cautions and explanations)

  7:00 Begin the tour

  7:45 Free time to explore the market

  8:00 Participants disperse and return to their hotels

Interested parties may enjoy breakfast at the market dining area


All pictures are from last year's tour so the actual tour situation may differ slightly  

   from pictures shown


  The Kagoshima Hotel & Ryokan League Youth Department


List of Participating Hotels

Hotel & Residence Nanshukan ・・・・ 099-226-8188 

Furusato Kanko Hotel ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 099-221-3111         

Sakurajima Seaside Hotel ・・・・・・・・・・ 099-221-2121         

Gate In Kagoshima Tenmonkan・・・・・・ 099-223-9100 

Hotel New Nishino ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 099-224-3232          

Aqua Garden Hotel Fukumaru ・・・・・・ 099-226-3211         

Hotel Kamoike Plaza ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 099-251-7000          

Harumoto Inn ・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・ 099-254-0195         

Business Hotel Tenmonkan ・・・・・・・・・ 099-224-3371         



  Hotel & Residence Nanshukan 099-226-8188       

The updates of Kagoshima Information!

Visit each sites below !

You can get the updates of Kagoshima information.

Hotels and Japanese-style inns in the Kirishima area are in business as usual! (As of February 3, 2011)



Information concerning the eruption of Kirishima Mountain (Shinmoe-dake)

Kagoshima Prefectural Visitors Bureau


Shinmoe-dake, Kirishima Mountain, has been erupting continuously since January 26, 2011, and the volcanic activity has intensified. Because of this, an area of approximately 4 km around the Shinmoe-dake crater has been off-limits since February 1st, 11:50 am.

Accordingly, access to Shinmoe-dake, Naka-dake, Karakuni-dake, Shishiko-dake, Mount Ohata, Ohata Lake, Onami Lake, Mount Takachiho, and Ohachi has also been restricted.

  Hotels and Japanese-style inns in the Kirishima area outside of the restricted zone are all in business and operating as usual.



1      In business as usual


Tourist Sites


Maruo Hot Spring


Kirishima Hot Spring


Kirishima Shrine, Takachiho Ranch, etc.


Major hotels and golf courses in the Kirishima area


Hotels, golf courses, tourist facilities in Kagoshima City


Hotels, golf courses, tourist facilities in the Ibusuki area


2            Concerning Kagoshima Airport

There has been no effect on take-off and landing procedures at Kagoshima Airport, which is 24 km southwest of Shinmoe-dake.

Kagoshima Airport is up-wind of the Kirishima Mountain Range (including Shinmoe-dake, etc.) year-round, and it is extremely unlikely that flights at the airport would be cancelled due to falling ash. 


3            Road Closures




Prefectural Road #1 Kobayashi-Ebino Highlands-Makizono

 (Kirishima Iwasaki HotelPrefectural Border) CLOSED


Prefectural Road #480

 (2 km from the intersection with National Road 223Takachihogawara) CLOSED


Prefectural Road #104

 (Shinyu intersectionTakachihogawara) CLOSED


Municipal Road NagaikeYunono

(intersection with Prefectural Road #104intersection at Kirishimajingudai entrance) CLOSED



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