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Trekking in Kirishima, feeling the seasons

Kirishima Mountain Ranges are dotted with forests inhabited by wild birds and cobalt blue lakes and the beauty of the mountains can be enjoyed throughout the year. In particular, springtime when Kyushu Azalea are blooming, early summer when new greenery is sparkling and fall when crimson foliage is abundant are the best times for hiking and trekking.
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Body and soul enveloped in the rising steam.

There are many hot spring baths in the area of Kirishima where you can enjoy all kinds of spring quality while feeling the richness of nature in every season. Kirishima is also one of the best hot spring sites in Japan.

Kirishima Open-air Museum

Outdoor art museum in nature
An open-air art museum set in an expansive 13-hectare site. Here you can enjoy the realms of world artists while taking a stroll (refer to the Reference Materials for details).

Kirishima Shrine

South Kyushu's largest Shinto shrine mentioned in Japan's oldest historical document
The shrine is dedicated to Niniginomikoto. The Vermilion lacquered shrine was donated by the 21st lord of the Shimadzu Clan, Yoshitaka. It is an important cultural property of Japan (refer to the Reference Materials for details).

Lake Onami

Crater lake in the highest altitude in Japan
Lake Onami at 1,412 meter elevation is the highest crater lake in the highest place in Japan. It takes about 50 minutes to reach from the start of the trail, and you can view the tranquil surface of the lake that reflects the image of the woods and Karakuni Peak.

Takachiho Farm

Have a relaxing time with animals in nature
Play in the fields, play with animals and enjoy a barbeque. Relax in nature... (refer to the Reference Materials for details).

The Forest of Uenohara Jomon Site

Travel back to the ancient past
The ruins of a large settlement, which was first inhabited in the Jomon era, approximately 9,500 years ago. Try your hand at making earthenware and build a fire (refer to the Reference Materials for details).

Black vinegar museum Tsubobatake

Find out about traditional health foods
The area of Fukuyama along Kinko Bay is known as the home of the famous black vinegar in Japan. After touring the old-fashioned Tsubobatake and seeing how black vinegar is made, you can enjoy tasting and buying it as well (refer to the Reference Materials for details).

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