7 days in Kagoshima Prefecture Itinerary

7 days in Kagoshima Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kagoshima Prefecture trip planner

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Kagoshima

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Naples of the East

Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kagoshima: Kirishima (Kareigawa Station, Kirishima Shrine, &more), Kirishima Art Ranch (in Yusui-cho) and Minamikyushu (Tokoshieni, Tokkoyushi Statue, Chiran Peace Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Sengan-en, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kaimondake, enjoy breathtaking views from Shiroyama Observatory, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Meiji Restoration.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kagoshima tour planner.

Sydney, Australia to Kagoshima is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Kagoshima is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Sydney in November, things will get little chillier in Kagoshima: highs are around 20°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Kagoshima Prefecture travel guide

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Kagoshima Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Kyushu. The capital is the city of Kagoshima.HistoryKagoshima Prefecture corresponds to the ancient Japanese provinces Ōsumi and Satsuma, including the northern part of the Ryukyu Islands. This region played a key role in the Meiji Restoration (Saigō Takamori), and the city of Kagoshima was an important naval base during Japan's 20th century wars and the home of admiral Tōgō Heihachirō. More recent incidents are the sinking of a North Korean spy ship (100 ton class) in 2001 by the Coast Guard, which was later salvaged and exhibited in Tokyo, and the abduction of an office clerk from a Kagoshima beach in 1978 by agents from the same country. This became known only recently under the Koizumi administration.GeographyKagoshima Prefecture is located at the southwest tip of Kyushu on the Satsuma Peninsula and Ōsumi Peninsula. This prefecture also includes a chain of islands stretching further to the southwest of Kyushu for a few hundred kilometers. The most important group is the Amami Islands. Surrounded by the East China Sea to the west, Okinawa Prefecture in the south, Kumamoto Prefecture to the north, and Miyazaki Prefecture to the east, it has 2,632 km of coastline (including the 28 islands). It has a bay called Kagoshima Bay (Kinkowan), which is sandwiched by two peninsulas, Satsuma and Ōsumi. Its position made it a 'gateway' to Japan at various times in history. While Kyushu has about 13 million people, there are less than 2 million in this prefecture.

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