Let's Dance at the Ohara Festival ♪
Matsuri", a representative festival of southern
There will be a practice session for the Ohara dance and all participants will receive a Japanese hand towel as a memento!
[Dance Practice Session]
Date / Time : 2 Nov 2011 (Wed), 15:30~16:30 (Tentative)
11-1 Yamashita-cho, Kagoshima-shi
※ Tour groups staying in Kagoshima city during this period who are interested in this event, kindly check with your hotel regarding the possibility of holding a practice session at your hotel.
[Impromptu Participation Team]
There will be
impromptu participation teams departing from the front of Washington Hotel and
Further Enquiries : Ohara Matsuri Shinkokai Jimukyoku,
TEL : 099-216-1327
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- Recommended period : Late November ~ Mid December
About 10 min drive eastwards
★ Recommended Spot No. 2
[Kirishima Shrine] (
- 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)
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
Various beautiful flowers in bloom mark the arrival of AUTUMN!
★ [Ikoma Highland / Cosmos] (Kirishima City): Late September ~ Late October
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
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
- Enquiries : Kagoshima-shi Koen Ryokka-ka
- TEL : +81-99-216-1368
- Address : Kinkowan Koen, Hirakawa-cho,
★ [Uwaba Highland / Cosmos] (Izumi City): Late September ~ Mid October
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 :
(Agriculture, Forestry and Marine Division)
- TEL : +81-996-63-2111
- Address : Uwaba, Kamiokawauchi, Izumi-shi
★ [Kanoya Rose Garden] (Kanoya City): Mid October ~ End December
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)
Try Katsuo Warayaki hands-on at Makurazaki - Home of the Katsuo＼(^o^)／
At the Makurazaki Wharf (next to Makurazaki Fish Centre), ocean-fresh Katsuo (Bonito) are skillfully cut up and heartily roasted over a strong fire to make Tataki (a Japanese way of preparing smoked Katsuo where only the outer surface is roasted while the inner portions remain raw).
Roasting the Katsuo over fire made by burning highly flammable straw, the external surface of the fish is quickly cooked while the inner portions remain raw. Furthermore, the flavour of smoked straw is sealed in the flesh of the Katsuo, giving the end product a tangy barbeque flavour.
Experience this only at Makurazaki - Home of the Katsuo!
Have fun roasting your very own
Katsuo-tataki, savour the flavours of the seasonal harvests and enjoy the view
Participants : Minimum of 10 people
Application deadline : 2 days in advance
Fees : 1,575 Yen
(includes Katsuo Warayaki and Fisherman's Lunch)
[Experiencing Katsuo Warayaki]
1. Dissecting a fresh Katsuo (Bonito)!
Upon arrival, you can view the dissection of a fresh Katsuo (for Warayaki Tataki) at the wholesaler's stall. For visitors who have never dissected a fish, you may let the shop staff do the dissection. For visitors who wish to dissect the fish on their own, the staff will be around to provide guidance and tips when necessary.
2. Roasting the fish over fire made by burning straｗ
Warayaki - Form a 10 member group and decide who to start the fire using straw and who to handle the barbeque wire netting with the Katsuo.
3. Immersing in ice water!
Tataki - After roasting the Katsuo over straw flames, immerse it in ice water to seal the flavour. You may do this on your own or request for the staff to do it for you.
4. Last but not least, enjoy the finished Katsuo Tataki!
Proceed to the restaurant to savour the freshly made Katsuo Tataki.
Fisherman's Lunch Set
Onigiri Rice Balls
Makurazaki Fish Centre
33-1 Matsunoo-cho, Makurazaki-shi
Phone : 0993-73-2311
FAX : 0993-73-2359
On days of good weather, you may enjoy lunch on the outdoor wood terrace on the 2nd floor.