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Shiroyama Observatory・Shiroyama Promenade

Go for an early morning walk there to see the sun rise up from behind Mt. Sakurajima.
Shiroyama ("Castle Mountain") is a 107-meter hill located in the center of Kagoshima city. Its name comes from the fact that
it was once the site of a castle.
The 2-kilometer promenade to the observatory is filled with more than 600 species of plants.
Though located in an urban area, it is a treasure trove of nature populated by many birds and insects.
The observatory located at the end of the promenade is a magnificent photo spot overlooking Mt. Sakurajima and Kinko Bay.

Basic Information

  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Prayer Room
  • Barrier-free Facility
  • Rest Room
  • Parking
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DirectionsShiroyama Observatory
Get off at the Shiroyama Stop of the Kagoshima City View Bus

Shiroyama Promenade
See the lines on the map showing two routes
1) The route from Tanshoen next to Terukuni Shrine
2) The route from Iwasakdani next to the Satsuma Retainers Monument
Telephone Number099-298-5111  ※Japan's International Country Code is 81