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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Ibusuki

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.

Kirishima Shrine

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 Kagoshima-Yakushima Ferry

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 Garden, Kagoshima

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