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The day grows shorter in winter in Japan and it gets dark at around 6 pm in Kagoshima in December.

There are many places around Kagoshima Prefecture where you can enjoy the illumination.
  • Flower Park Kagoshima
    Flower Park Kagoshima
  • Minato Odori Park Illumination
    For a limited time in December and January, roughly 120 thousand lights brighten up the winter nights.
    The 56 keyaki trees in the park decorated with lights together with the water fountain show make for a fantasy scene.
    Enjoy a stroll through this romantic nighttime setting.
  • Sogi Falls Park Maple Festival
    Visit Sogi Falls Park for this beautiful fall festival featuring the illumination of the stunning Niagara of the East and autumn leaves.
  • Kagoshima Night View Course
    This bus normally only runs twice on Saturdays, but the service is increased during peak times in May and August, as well as December and January when the city is decorated by illumination lights.