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Guide to Popular Autumn Attractions in Kagoshima

The Flowers of Autumn - Cosmos

 1. Ikoma Highland (Kirishima City)

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URL: http://www.ikomakougen.com/

Be surrounded by a million stalks of beautiful Cosmos flowers! This place is definitely worth a visit! A Cosmos Festival is scheduled to be held this year from 22nd Sep (Sat) to 28 Oct (Sun)!


Viewing Period    : Late September to late October

Address               : 8565-28 Nanseiho, Kobayashi-shi, Miyazaki-ken

TEL                      : +81-984-27-1919 (Hana-no-Chaya)

Opening Hours    : 0800 HRS ~ 1700 HRS (Opens daily)

Parking Space     : 1000 lots

Entrance fees      : 400 Yen (Adult), 200 Yen (Junior High), 0 Yen (Elementary and below)

(Group price: 320 Yen for > 15 people)

 

2. Kagoshima City Agriculture Centre (Toshi Nogyo Centre)

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URL: http://www.city.kagoshima.lg.jp/_1010/shimin/6keizai/6-2nourinsuisan/_36441/_24411/info/_31145.html

300,000 stalks of colourful Cosmos flowers fill this 8,000m2 plot of land in the middle of the Fureai Zone of the facility.


Viewing Period    : Mid October to Early November

Address               : 4705 Inuzako-cho, Kagoshima City

TEL                      : +81-99-238-2666

Opening Hours    : 0830 HRS ~ 1700 HRS (Opens daily)

Parking Space     : 440 lots

Entrance fees      : Free of charge


3. Takachiho Farm

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URL: http://www.takachiho-bokujou.co.jp/

200,000 stalks of beautiful Cosmos flowers welcome you at the entrance gate!


Viewing Period    : Late October to Early November

Address               : 5265-103 Yoshinomoto-cho,

Miyakonojo-shi, Miyazaki-ken

TEL                      : +81-986-33-2102

Opening Hours    : 0930 HRS ~ 1730 HRS

Opening Days      : Closed on the third Tuesdays of every month from Apr to Nov

Opens daily from Jul to Aug

Closed on the first and third Tuesdays of every month from Dec to Mar

Parking Space     : 1000 lots

Entrance fees      : Free of charge

 

 

 

Places to View Autumn Leaves (Momiji)

 

1. Kirishima Shrine (Kirishima City)

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URL: http://www.kirishimajingu.or.jp/index.html

 The legend of Tenson Korin (Descend of the Heavenly Grandchild) originated from this shrine, a popular location for viewing autumn leaves. 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!


Viewing Period    : Mid November to early December

Address               : 2608-5 Kirishima Taguchi, Kirishima-shi

TEL                      : +81-995-57-0001

Opening Hours    : 0800 HRS ~ 1800 HRS (for prayers at the main shrine)

                             The shrine complex and its surroundings are open daily with no closing hours

Parking Space     : 500 lots

Entrance fees      : Free of charge

 

A Thousand Gingko Trees (Tarumizu City)

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

 About 100 Gingko trees are continually being planted every year since 1978, and there are currently about 1200 Gingko trees today. The park was opened to public since 2008, and visitors can enjoy this beautiful forest of more than a thousand Gingko trees. There is also a lookout point where visitors can catch a glimpse of Mount Sakurajima and Mount Kaimon in the distance.


Viewing period    : Late November ~ Mid December

Getting there      : 10 min drive eastwards (towards Kanoya) from Tarumizu City Hall on Route 71