Things to Do in Kagoshima

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If you're visiting Kagoshima, check out this list of top tips and things to do to make the most of your time there.

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The landscape in Kirishima National Park makes you feel like you are on the moon. Established in 1934, it is Japan’s oldest National Park.
Take in the magical forest, glimpse mossy boulders, free walking deer and be inspired like the artist from anime file Princess Mononoke, who did lots of research here
Lay, fully immersed in volcanic sand, get a couple of showers a bath and another shower, then come out completely refreshed. However, please note the burn.
I highly recommend a visit the beautiful traditional Kirishima Shinto shrine in Kagoshima Prefecture. You can have a peaceful walk through the surrounding forest, home of ancient trees, and enjoy spectacular views of active volcano Sakurajima and the bay. So, what are you waiting for?
The cheapest way to reach Japan's rainforest island of Yakushima from Kagoshima on Kyushu is the daily car ferry, which has a range of facilities on board and good views during the voyage.
Sengan-En is a beautiful, relaxing traditional landscaped garden to the south of Japan's Kagoshima City, which also includes a preserved 17th-century family residence, a historical museum and a glassware factory
Learn more about the life and death of a kamikaze pilot at the Peace Museum for Kamikaze Pilots in Kagoshima's Chiran town.
Sakurajima volcano, looming over the city of Kagoshima in southern Kyushu, looks stunning in all seasons.