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Hiking From Mt. Io to Mt. Karakuni
This moderate day-hike takes in a volcanic crater lake, the barren wasteland of a sulfur-spewing ... More
08 2 weeks ago
Ebino Ikemeguri Nature Trail
The wonders of Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park might begin with this splendid short-to-medium hi... More
16 a month ago
Ebino Kogen Campground
A fantastic base to explore the natural wonders of Kirishima, this large and alluring campground spreads... More
15 a month ago
A Monument for Kamikaze Pilots
Once, while I was heading for the Miyazaki Airport by train, I saw something that attracted my at... More
08 9 months ago
The Miyazaki Shrine Forest - Part 4
Would you like to go back in time and see how samurais and their families used to live? If you vi... More
08 9 months ago
The Miyazaki Shrine Forest - Part 3
The Gokoku Shrine or “the Shrine for the Protection of the Nation” is a shrine dedicated to Japan... More
08 9 months ago
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Photo story icon Hiking Mt. Karakuni
This 1,700 m (5,577 ft) stratovolcano is the tallest peak in the Kirishima Volcanic Group. The ro... More
14 a week ago
Photo story icon The Susuki Plain of Kirishima
As the trail moves past the burnt rocky landscape of Mt. Io, it opens up into a plain leading to ... More
13 a week ago
Photo story icon Mt. Io in Kirishima
The 1,310 m (4,298 ft) Mt. Io (pronounced ee-oh) is only slightly higher than the Ebino Plateau a... More
09 2 weeks ago
Photo story icon Fudo Pond
The landscape surrounding Fudo Pond, smallest of the three volcanic crater lakes on this circular... More
31 3 weeks ago
Photo story icon Rokukannon Pond
Soon after Byakushi Pond on the Ikemeguri Nature Trail, you’ll come to Rokukannon Pond. Along the... More
21 a month ago
Photo story icon Byakushi Pond
The first leg of this hike in Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park starts at the Ebino Kogen Museum C... More
17 a month ago