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6 Best Things To Do in Kagoshima, Japan [with Suggested Tours]

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor December 28th, 2021 Posted in Asia Travel Blog, Destination, Travel Blog, Travel Guides No comments

Are you planning to travel to Kagoshima, Japan soon? Read our tips below on the things to do in Kagoshima with suggested tours!

6 Best Things To Do in Kagoshima, Japan [with Suggested Tours]
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Kagoshima is a seaside city located on Kyushu Island. The city is famous as the home of Sakurajima, a Japanese active volcano. As you go here and observe the proud volcano, you will be stunned by the beauty it has. It is never boring to watch this wonderful volcano. And aside from that, there are also other amazing places you can explore in Kagoshima, take a look at our list below of the things to do in Kagoshima, Japan.



List of Best Things to do in Kagoshima, Japan

1. Sengan-en

6 Best Things To Do in Kagoshima, Japan [with Suggested Tours]
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A wonderful well-kept Japanese garden full of trees and flowers. there are also many streams where if you are lucky you can see large orange crabs. The garden is already beautiful in itself, then if you add the fantastic perspective view of the steaming Sakurajima then you will realize that everything needs to be observed in detail to enhance both the inside and the outside.

2. Sakurajima

6 Best Things To Do in Kagoshima, Japan [with Suggested Tours]
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The Sakurajima is a must for volcano fans. You can easily reach it by ferry and go around it in different ways. However, the tour is long and can hardly be done on foot. There is a public foot bath with thermal water (it’s hot!) from which you can watch the volcano in peace and let your feet relax. There is also a small museum that shows interesting films about the history of the volcano. Such a great natural spectacle!

3. Shiroyama Observatory

6 Best Things To Do in Kagoshima, Japan [with Suggested Tours]
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This observatory is accessible by the city view bus from Kagoshima. From this park, you will have a beautiful view of the city and the Sakurajima volcano. At the entrance, there are a few stalls with souvenirs for the tourists. After a short walk, you will be rewarded with a beautiful view over the city of Kagoshima. A must place to visit!

4. Museum of the Meiji Restoration

6 Best Things To Do in Kagoshima, Japan [with Suggested Tours]
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A beautiful museum that explains well the passage from feudal times to modern times with the end of the shoguns. A really great exhibition on Meiji Restoration. Animations and robots explain the history of Japan. The exhibition deals with the history of Kagoshima, which played an important role in this period as Kagoshima is the southernmost port and therefore the first port approached from the west.

5. Kagoshima Chuo Station

6 Best Things To Do in Kagoshima, Japan [with Suggested Tours]
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Kagoshima Chuo Railway Station is a large and spacious building that also offers you the opportunity to shop. Like almost all Japanese train stations, it offers all kinds of services like hotels, shops, restaurants, tourist information, etc. High-speed trains arrive here as well.

6. Tenmonkan

Tenmonkan shopping street is covered and filled with shops and restaurants. It is Kagoshima’s best place if you just want to rummage around haphazardly in shops. Restaurants and bars are also plentiful and a large part of the area is covered, which not only keeps away rain but also the occasional ash of the nearby volcano.

Where to stay in Kagoshima, Japan

Budget Hotel

Hotel Lexton Kagoshima Annex 

6 Best Things To Do in Kagoshima, Japan [with Suggested Tours]

Located in Kagoshima, 500 m from St. Xavier Church, Hotel Lexton Kagoshima Annex offers rooms with air conditioning. At the hotel, each room is fitted with a desk, a flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom. Guest rooms will provide guests with a fridge. A buffet breakfast is available daily at Hotel Lexton Kagoshima Annex.

Price: Starts at $51 per night for a Double Room with a Small Double Bed – Non-Smoking, it includes taxes and charges, free breakfast, but it’s non-refundable.

Luxury Hotel

Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Kagoshima

6 Best Things To Do in Kagoshima, Japan [with Suggested Tours]

Opened in 2012, Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Kagoshima is just a 2-minute walk from JR Kagoshima-Chuo Train Station and features a French restaurant and massage services. Polished wood paneling, soft lights, and plush carpets await guests in the rooms at Kagoshima Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel. Each room has an LCD TV with channels including CNN and China Central Television (CCTV), a fridge, and an electric kettle with green tea, and the bathing area and toilet are separated for improved hygiene. Some rooms have views of the Sakurajima volcano. A Japanese/Western breakfast is served for an extra fee at Kuwahara Restaurant, where French course lunches and dinners can also be enjoyed.

Price: Starts at $116 per night for a Double Room, includes taxes and charges, add $13 for breakfast, and it offers a free cancellation.

These are the possible things you can do in Kagoshima, Japan. So if you are ready to have a fun and exciting trip, you know what to do and where to go! So pack your things now and prepare yourself for a wonderful adventure in Kagoshima.

Fun Facts About Kagoshima

  • Kagoshima is located on the southwestern tip of Kyushu.
  • It was recognized as the core city since 1996.
  • The city is in close proximity to Northeast Asia.

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