Shiroyama Observatory, Kagoshima

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Must see · Observation Deck · Tourist Spot
Soak up the view at Shiroyama Observatory, a viewing platform located on a hill in the downtown area. Take a walk (or taxi) up the hill to reach the popular vantage point with an extensive view of the surrounding area. See the busy, knotted downtown part of the city, the shimmering bay, and the volcanoes cutting into the sky behind it. Rich in history and hikes, the hill deserves further exploration (just as soon as you can tear yourself away from the vista). By using our Kagoshima journey planner, you can arrange your visit to Shiroyama Observatory and other attractions in Kagoshima.
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  • I walked the trail to the observatory from the castle area. The hike was a bit long but fairly easy. I lucked out as the weather was alright, once at the top I was able to see the city of Kagoshima...  more »
  • A short ferry ride gets you across the bay where you can take a bus to the observatory. Skip the trip if the weather is bad or if visability is limited because you only go up here for the view of...  more »
  • Lovely views over the city... Walk to the top was pretty quick.
  • The view is syco! Is. The souvenir shop is a little lonely. There's no way i can't walk. It's pretty hard. Be careful because the tour bus and the city view bus are different! It is a city view bus that the street train and the one-day ticket are linked.
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