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Kagoshima City

The majestic active volcano Sakurajima rises before Kagoshima City. The city flourished as the castle town of Lord Shimadzu and currently has a population of approximately 600,000. It is continuing to prosper as a major urban area of South Kyushu.

The Kagoshima City Transport Bureau's "CUTE Pass" allows unlimited transportation for one single day. The pass may be used for the sightseeing "City view" buses which stop at main tourist spots in downtown Kagoshima.

■"CUTE Pass"
■"KAGOSHIMA CITY Tourism Guide"

Kagoshima City View Bus

Let's go around Kagoshima City on the easy to use bus called 'Kagoshima City View'.

The Kagoshima City View is the sightseeing bus running between the main tourist spots in Kagoshima City.
Decorated with colourfull exterior and calming wood-finished interior, this bus with large windows and observation seats in the rear is a comfortable option for your sightseeing.
You can hop on and off at any bus stop along the route as you like.
Regardless of how far you ride, the standard 190 yen fare is charged each time you board the bus.
If you want to visit many spots in one day, it is better to purchase the one-day pass or 'Cute pass'
* The one-day pass is available for purchase on the bus.


The large-scale

The Japanese garden created by the 19th lord of the Shimadzu Clan, Mitsuhisa for his townhouse utilizes the views of Sakurajima and Kinko Bay.


Shiroyama viewpoint

Go for an early morning walk there to see the sun rise up from behind Mt. Sakurajima.

From this hill in the center of the city, you can see a panoramic view of Sakurajima, Kinko Bay and the city.


Take a stroll through Kagoshima's most bustling area!

The former site of the astronomical observatory Meijikan (Tenmonkan), it is now the largest shopping area in South Kyushu.

Amu Plaza Kagoshima

A convenient spot to shop connected to the Kagoshima Chuo Station.

This is a commercial complex adjacent to Kagoshima Chuo Station Building with restaurants, shops, and a Ferris wheel from which you can see a panoramic view of Kagoshima City.

Museum of the Meiji restoration

A facility where stories about the end of the Edo Period and the Meiji Restoration, and the people involved such as Takamori Saigo and Toshimichi Okubo are told in an easy-to-understand manner using robots and video imagery.​​

Kagoshima Aquarium

Enjoy the aquatic life of Kagoshima through the big aquarium and its abundant exhibitions!

Kyushu's largest aquarium has approximately 30,000 sea creatures and 500 species.

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