Area: Kagoshima｜Taiken Japan
Let me convince you to visit the beautiful island for the following reasons!
February 11, 2017
Book that bargain ticket and spend a momentous weekend in Kagoshima. Enjoy the hot springs, good food and scenic views of its almost-tropical setting. Not sure on what to do? Here are some tips for your weekend itinerary.
August 29, 2016
Kimotsuki is situated in the southern tip of the Osumi Peninsula, one of two peninsulas making Kagoshima Prefecture. The town is dubbed "The Oriental Florida" because of its mild climate and abundant nature of mountain ranges and the Pacific Ocean behind it. In addition, it is also known for Uchinoura Space Center, one of the six rocket launch sites in Japan. Kagoshima is known as the Japanese rocket prefecture.
June 8, 2016
A thunderous boom is heard off in the distance. Maybe you even feel a tremor beneath your feet. You look out the window and see a massive cloud of ash rocketing up into the sky from the mouth of a volcano. You’d think this would be frightening. But for the people of Kagoshima prefecture who reside close to Mt. Sakurajima, this is a daily occurrence.
May 5, 2016
In recent years, food stands serving kebabs have started to pop up in some of the bigger cities in Japan, such as Tokyo. But in the more rural areas like Kagoshima, you were pretty much out of luck. Until now.
March 16, 2016
Kirishima (霧島), is a city located in the Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu. There are several mountains located in Kirishima and collectively they form the Kirishima Mountains. These mountains are situated on the borders of Miyazaki and Kagoshima.
December 16, 2015
Kagoshima is well-known as a hub of hot spring resorts. In fact, Kagoshima prefecture ranks second in the number of hot springs in Japan.
December 2, 2015
Kagoshima, located at southern tip of Japan, is a cradle of Shochu. If you are interested in the Japanese drinking culture, Shochu is an absolute must try. Like whiskey and brandy, Shochu is a distilled liquor made from various ingredients such as rice, sweet potatoes, wheat and so on.
June 26, 2015
Almost every tourist who comes to Japan brings with them the image of bathing in the beautiful and relaxing Japanese onsen (natural hot springs). Destinations such as Hakone, Beppu, and Kusatsu, attract many people purely for their world famous baths.
June 5, 2015
The small town of Chiran is located right at the bottom of Kyushu, in Kagoshima Prefecture. Despite the town's location, it remains a popular tourist destination for those looking for something a little different and off the beaten track.
April 14, 2015
A glimpse at the map of Japan reveals the location of Kagoshima at the southern tip. Because of this strategic location, it has been heavily influenced by foreign countries. This location has made Kagoshima one of the most important sea-trading hub in Japan.
March 16, 2015
What distinguishes Kagoshima is a world-famous active volcano, Sakurajima. It’s only four kilometers ( two miles ) away from Kagoshima city. You can get to land on Sakurajima by a ferry, running every 10-15 minutes during the daytime.
February 3, 2015
Japan is an island country, so there are many attractive remote islands. Part of the Amami archipelago, Amami Oshima is a resort island famous for its beautiful natural attractions.
January 6, 2015
Okinoerabu Island is part of the Amami archipelago between Kyushu and Okinawa. This small island (93.63 km2) is where you can experience untouched nature and the most beautiful emerald green coloured sea.
January 1, 2015
Yakushima, an island is the inspiration for the setting of the movie “Princess Mononoke”, one of the best known works of studio Ghibli.
October 23, 2014