tourisms

Tourism Map

History

  • Kirishima-Jingu Shrine

    Kirishima-Jingu Shrine
    by car

    27-minute drive

    The old Kanpei-taisha Shrine where has the myth of the descent on the earth of the descendants of the Sun-Goddess. It is famous as a power spot, such as of 800 years old Shinto trees and Sazare stone.

  • Kagoshima-Jingu Shrine

    Kirishima-Jingu Shrine
    by car

    10-minute drive

    The mythical land, Yamasachihiko and Umisachihiko story in Kojiki. The vermilion-lacquered main hall is the largest in size in Japan among wooden construction.

  • Shiohitashi Onsen Ryoma College

    Shiohitashi Onsen Ryoma College
    by car

    17-minute drive

    Sakamoto Ryoma visited with his wife Oryo for their honeymoon which is the first honeymoon in Japan. There is a museum and footbath of marriage in the park.

  • Uenohara Jomon Forests

    Uenohara Jomon Forests
    by car

    26-minute drive

    Composite ruins formed from early Jomon age to the early modern period, oldest and largest class in Japan. You can see Sakurajima and Kirishima mountains from the view of the hill.

  • Saigo Park

    Saigo Park
    by car

    13-minute drive

    Saigo Takamori statue, Japan's largest size as a statue of person, is a must-see. There are exhibition materials of Meiji Restoration and Kagoshima souvenir stores.

  • Kirishima Hayatozuka History Museum

    Saigo Park
    by car

    13-minute drive

    A facility that exhibits materials of nationally designated historical sites "Hayatozuka". Three stone towers and four stone statues, which as though they protect the stone towers, have been restored.

  • Kareigawa Station

    Kareigawa Station
    by car

    20-minute drive

    An unmanned station which is still in use since the opening of Meiji 36, its wooden station building is popular. It is also designated as a registered cultural asset of the country.

  • Osumi-Yokogawa Station

    Osumi-Yokogawa Station
    by car

    30-minute drive

    The best wooden station building in the prefecture, opened in 1903. There is a bullet mark in war on the pillar of the home.

Scenery

  • Maruo Falls

    Maruo Falls
    by car

    31-minute drive

    It is a splendid waterfall with a height of 23 m and a width of 16 m. It is a unique "Hot waterfall" hot water inflow from hot spring nearby. Milky blue color is splendid.

  • Inukai Falls

    Inukai Falls
    by car

    14-minute drive

    It is a masterpiece that the water is flowing down like a pure white belt with the blue towering Takachiho Peak as background. It is a venerable waterfall that Sakamoto Ryoma also saw.

  • Takachiho-gawara Plain

    Takachiho-gawara Plain
    by car

    41-minute drive

    The starting point of climbing Takachiho Peak. Miyama Kirisima is clustered around the promenade which also functions as a mountain trail. The best time for seeing is in the middle to end of May.

  • Mt. Karakuni

    Mt. Karakuni
    by car

    53-minute drive

    It is the highest mountain of Kirishima volcano with an altitude of 1,700 m. It is said that the mountain is high enough to overlook Korea which is the origin of its name.

  • Onami Pond

    Onami Pond
    by car

    35-minute drive

    It is located in the highest place among many crater lakes in Kirishima mountain range. At the top of the mountain, you can have a panoramic view of Onamiike and Karakunidake.

  • Maruike Pond

    Maruike Pond
    by car

    35-minute drive

    About 60,000 tons of water springs out and is used for living. A cobbled path along a waterway is perfect for a walk.

  • Koda Rice Terrace

    Koda Rice Terrace
    by car

    55-minute drive

    Terraced rice fields where old-fashioned original scenery remains. It was made by stone masonry work in the middle Edo and its shape is like stone wall of a castle.

  • Maruoka Park

    Maruoka Park
    by car

    34-minute drive

    A park with outstanding view, you can overlook Kirishima mountain range. In spring, 300 cherry blossom trees and 50 thousand azaleas are in full bloom where is one of the famous flowers seeing spot in the prefecture.

Leisure

  • Kirishima Shinwa no Sato Park

    Kirishima Shinwa no Sato Park
    by car

    32-minute drive

    The facilities with a view Kinkowan Bay and Sakurajima, and attractions such as pleasure lift are popular. "Michinoeki Kirishima" is established nearby.

  • Kirishima Open Air Museum

    Kirishima Open Air Museum
    by car

    56-minute drive

    Full-fledged outdoor art museum located in the plateau at an altitude of 700 meters. Works of Yayoi Kusama etc. are exhibited, and you can touch freely to enjoy it.

  • Kurozu Honpo Kakuida

    Kirishima Open Air Museum
    by car

    45-minute drive

    A facility where you can see the sea of black vinegar vase. There are the Japanese first black vinegar restaurant and black vinegar merchandise store in the hall.

Events

  • Wake Park Wisteria Festival

    Wake Park Wisteria Festival
    by car

    20-minute drive

    It is held from every middle of April to the beginning of May. Approximately 100 of wisteria in 23 kinds can be seen such as double flowers and wisteria over 1 m.

  • Sengan-en Chrysanthemum Festival

    Sengan-en Chrysanthemum Festival
    by car

    50-minute drive

    It is held from every beginning to the end of November. You can enjoy the fusion of world heritage with about 10,000 of painstaking chrysanthemums giving color to the park.

  • Hatsuuma Festival

    Sengan-en Chrysanthemum Festival
    by car

    10-minute drive

    It is held at Kagoshima Shrine on the first Sunday after January 18th in lunar month. It is one of the most lively festivals in prefecture, you can enjoy the Suzukake uma odori.

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