Located in the southwest tip of Kyushu Island, Kagoshima is often compared to its Italian sister city of Naples because of its mild weather and palm-tree lined streets. The city lies in the shadow of Mount Sakurajima, an active volcano – similar to Naples and Mount Vesuvius.CHECK AVAILABILITY
Kagoshima is famous for its majestic cedar trees of Yakushima, abundant hot springs, active Sakurajima volcano and samurai history.
Take a short ferry ride to the island of Sakurajima and head to one of the 2000 hot springs where you can soak your jetlag away in volcanically heated mineral water. Visit the Terukuni Shrine in the city and the Sengan-en Gardens which houses the Shoko Shuseikan Museum.
There are infinite ways to enjoy Kagoshima: the grand natural landscape of the active volcano Sakurajima, the rich history of men who contributed to the modernisation of Japan, the liberating zoo and aquarium, bubbling hot springs and cruising.
There is a frequent ferry service operating between the volcanic island of Sakurajima and Kagoshima harbour. The boat ride takes about 15 minutes.