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The Osumi Peninsula, which forms Kagoshima Prefecture together with the Satsuma Peninsula, enjoys a warm climate due to the Black Current on the west coast, and is covered with an array of beautiful flowers, waterfalls, capes and shrines. There are a number of noted tourists spots here, such as Cape Sata (the southenmost point in mainland Japan).

Embrace adventure

Lots of activities are possible on this vast peninsula, from canyoning in Tarumizu’s Sarugajo Ravine and hiking in forests to exploring the mysterious Misonokuchi cave and visiting photogenic spots such as the beachside Arahira Tenjin Shrine. 

Yagorodon Festival, Soo City

Meet the god of health and long life in life size 4.85 meter height.
Every November, a giant 4.85m tall doll Yagorodon made by the locals is paraded around the settlement. Some stories say that it is for consoling the souls of the people who died in the war, or that it is for celebrating bumper crops (refer to the Reference Materials for details).

Kanoya Air Base Museum, Kanoya City

Learn from the traces of history to peace
A naval air history museum at the site the Maritime Self-Defence Force base. Artifacts that belonged to Kamikaze pilots who fought in the Second World War as well as valuable information about the naval air force and a replica of the A6M5 Type 0 Model 51 are exhibited here. (refer to the Reference Materials for details).

Beautiful views

Cape Sata is the southernmost tip of Kyushu and the location of Japan’s oldest extant lighthouse, designed by Scotsman Richard Henry Brunton in 1871. The observation point affords impressive panorama and on a clear day you can see the islands of Tanegashima and Yakushima. Osumi is also home to one of the largest rose gardens in Japan, with 35,000 blooms of all colors and varieties in April and May.  

Cape Sata

Southernmost Tip of Mainland Japan
Cape Sata, the southernmost tip of Mainland Japan, is covered with subtropical flowers and luxuriates in an exotic south seas atmosphere. There is a toll road covering the eight kilometers from Odomari at the base of the cape out to the top, whrere you can enjoy an ocean cruise on the semi-submersible ship "Sata-dei-go".

Kanoya Rose Garden, Kanoya City

Japan's largest rose garden
The Kanoya Rose Garden boasts the largest scale in Western Japan. It is a number one garden in Japan, and boasts 4,000 species and 50,000 roses collected from all over the world. There is a terrace café, a shop, and a chapel where wedding ceremonies are conducted among roses (refer to the Reference Materials for details).

Kimotsuki Town

Japan's First Rocket Base
Kimotsuki Town is where the Kagoshima Space Observation Center, whitch launched the first Japanese artificial satelite "Osumi," is located. Next to the launch platform is the Space Science Materials Center, with exhibits including full-scale mockups of satelites and rockets, and a wealth of other material.

Osumi Tourism spots

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You can find more beautiful and fun spots in Osumi area.

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