Kagoshima

About Kagoshima

Kagoshima is a castle town on the southern island of Kyushu which dates back to the 14th century. There are many historic spots associated with the Meiji Restoration, a time when political reforms were undertaken to transform the country from feudalism into a modern unified nation.

The volcano of Sakura-jima Island, where a rising column of smoke can sometimes be seen, is a symbol of Kagoshima. The volcano rises from the sea about four kilometres from the centre of the city. It has been the site of repeated major eruptions throughout history, and is one of the most famous active volcanos in the world.

  • Sakura-jima, an active volcano
  • Hiking in Kirishima’s active volcanic mountain range, with its highlands, volcanic lakes and hot springs

Practical information:

  • From Haneda Airport, Tokyo, to Kagoshima Airport and from the airport to JR Kagoshima Chuo Station by bus (2h)
  • By train from Tokyo to Hakata Station (JR Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen Line) then from Hakata to Shin-Yatsushiro Station (JR Kagoshima Line-limited express) and to Kagoshima Chuo Station (JR Tsubame Shinkansen) (7h30)
  • From Itami Airport (Osaka) or Kansai International Airport (Osaka) to Kagoshima Airport and from the airport to JR Kagoshima Chuo Station by bus (1h30)
  • From Shin-Osaka to Hakata Station by train (Shinkansen) then from Hakata to Shin-Yatsushiro Station (JR Kagoshima Line-limited express) and to Kagoshima Chuo Station (JR Tsubame Shinkansen) (5h)

Kagoshima on our Google map

Our packages includes Kagoshima

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WILDERNESS OF SOUTHERN KYUSHU

Appreciate the natural beauty of southern Kyushu, including the World Heritage site of Yakushima Island.
About 2.5 hrs by high-speed hydrofoil from mainland Kyushu, Yakushima is an island wilderness where the unique woodland environment remains unspoilt. One of Japan’s World Heritage sites, the island is covered with lush green forests, which includes many Yaku cedars […]

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