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Kagoshima Perfecture

Kagoshima perfecture is in Kyushu region on Kyushu Island. Perfecture capital Kagoshima city is 960km from Toyko.

World Heritage Site :
Cities :

Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining

Location:
Kagoshima City
Travel Information:
Honours:
World Heritage Site

Former Foreign Engineer's Residence

Residence of 7 english engineers who worked in the spinning mill a the end of Edo period.

Former site of the Shuseikan

The site where industrisation took pace in Japan.

Former site of reverberatory furnance

The furnance was used for melting iron to make cannon barrels.

Kagoshima City

Location:
960km from Tokyo
travel Information:
6.5 hours from Tokyo by JR line, 1.5hours from Fukuako by JR line

Sengan-en

A traditional Japanese garden and home of the Shimadzu family. The garden has a nice view of Sakurajima volcano.

Sengan-en

A traditional Japanese garden and home of the Shimadzu family. The garden has a nice view of Sakurajima volcano.

Kagoshima Site of Kagoshima Spinning Mill

The site of the first mill in Japan.

Tenmonkan

A popular shopping area which was the site of astronomical observations in 1779.

Kagoshima-Chuo Station Ferris Wheel

Rooftop ferris wheel.

Karukan

A traditional sweet Kagoshima confectionary made from yam and sugar into a long block. The confectionary was created by the Satsuma Clan in the Edo period in 1690.

Kagoshima Sakurajima

An active volcano with three peaks and one of the largest active volcano in the world.

Sakurajima Karasujima Observation Point

The 1914 eruption was the most powerful in 12th century Japan. Karasujima was formerly a island which was buried under the lava in the 1914 eruption and became part of Sakurajima island.

Sakurajima Akamizu View Park Portrait of Shout

Sculpture to commemorate a successful 2004 overnight concert attended by 75,000 people on the island.

Sakurajima Akamizu View Park

Landscape of Sakurajima.

Sakurajima Yunonohira Observatory

The 373m high observatory is the closest location to the volcano cater open to public.

Kagoshima Sakurajima Ferry Service

15 minutes ferry ride between Kagoshima Port and Sakurajima Port.

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