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Kagoshima Castle Site
鹿児島城址

  • Historic Sites

The castle was built by Shimazu family in 1607, but was burnt down and the site only remains.

That the Daimyo was so powerful but he was unknown outside the castle is

that the importance of the first feudal lord is not in the castle but in himself.

It is imaginable that a clan living far away from the central government of Japan changed Japan.

The Reimeikan Museum in the castle introduces the history of Kagoshima.

Access and Getting Around

By bus

Take a city-view bus at Kagoshimachuo Station for 2.5 km, get off at Satsumahansnimae Stop.

On foot 

A 30- minute walkfrom Kagoshimachuo Station.

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 Senganen Park

KYUSHU    [ Kagoshima ]

-Historic Sites 

Senganen Park is about 15,000 square meters of its site.The wide garden was originally built by the lord of Shimazu fami...

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 Shiroyama Observatory

KYUSHU    [ Kagoshima ]

-Historic Sites  -Mountain View 

Shiroyama Observatory is on a small hill of 100 meters sea levelwhere the downtown of Kagoshima City and Sakurajima Isla...

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 Museum of the Meiji Restoration

KYUSHU    [ Kagoshima ]

-Culture 

It is a good place to know about the political turbulence of Japan even if a person does not know Japanese historybecaus...

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 Sakurajima Island

KYUSHU    [ Kagoshima ]

-Mountain View 

Sakurajima Island is a volcanic island located on the opposite shore of Kagoshima Bay facing with Kagoshima City,whose c...

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 Sakurajima Visitor Center

KYUSHU    [ Kagoshima ]

-Culture 

It is a 10-minute walk from Sakurajima Port where visitors may learnabout the history of the Eruption of Sakurajima....

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 Arimura Lava Observatory

KYUSHU    [ Kagoshima ]

-Mountain View 

Arimura Lava Observatory is located at the southern foot of Sakurajima Islandwhich was made on the lava field of 1914 in...

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 Sakurajima Lava Nagisa Promenade

KYUSHU    [ Kagoshima ]

-Mountain View 

It is a promenade 3 km long on the lava zone spreading out from the west of Sakurajima Ferry Pier,which is called a live...

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 Yunohira Observatory

KYUSHU    [ Kagoshima ]

-Mountain View 

Yunohira Observatory is located at 373 meters above sea level, the fourth stage of Mount Sakurajimadake.Upside, mountain...

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 Maibotsu-torii

KYUSHU    [ Kagoshima ]

-Specific Nature 

The torii which was buried in the roadside of the Sakurajima east shoreline.In the big eruption of 1914, eight villages ...

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 Ohara Festival

KYUSHU    [ Kagoshima ]

-Festivals 

It is held on November 2,3 every year. It is the biggest festival in southern Kyushu,where 20,000 people from different ...

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