定期観光バスガイド

Sakurajima Nature Sightseeing Course

Kagoshima Chuo Station

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Kagoshima Chuo Station is the entrance of Kagoshima, acting as a terminal for a great number of conventional trains and the bullet train. There are many restaurants, bars and hotels in the vicinity of the station.
On the 2nd floor of the building there is a tourism information desk where you can receive help with any inquiries about tourism in Kagoshima.

Amu Plaza (Kagoshima Chuo Station)

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Amu Plaza is a shopping center that adjoins with Kagoshima Chuo Station. It has shops, restaurants, a movie theatre and a ferris wheel called “Amuran”. The tallest point of Amuran is approximately 91m above ground.

Statue of Satsuma students dispatched to the West (Kagoshima Chuo Station)

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In 1865 the Satsuma Domain went against the national isolation stance of Japan and dispatched students to England. The statue of these feudal retainers shows the many achievements of their trip. They overcame various hardships in a foreign country, studied technology and scholarship, and after returning to Japan were a driving force in the dawn of a new era of Japan.
The statue was erected in 1982 to commemorate Kagoshima City reaching a population of 500 000.

Naples road

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This road was named Naples road to commemorate the sister city relationship with Naples in Southern Italy; a city famous for Mt. Vesuvius. The relationship was signed on the 3rd of May 1960.

Perth road

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This street was named after Perth, Australia which has been the sister city of Kagoshima since the 23rd of April 1974. The road connects with Kagoshima Port. When you cross over Kotsuki Bridge the street changes from Naples road to Perth road.

Waterfront Dolphin Port

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The harbor area where the ferry terminal is located is a zone where people can come into contact with the ocean. There is a large area for events that adjoins to the pier and bustles with various festivities. You can enjoy local cuisine at the restaurant strip in Dolphin Port, as well as try the foot bath. The surrounding stores look like stone warehouses and it gives the area a retro feel.

Sakurajima Wharf (Ferry terminal)

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The ferry terminal has a unique curvature design and the ferries take 15 minutes to reach Sakurajima. The udon that you can eat while on the ferry is loved by all.

Sakurajima

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Sakurajima is an active volcano in Kagoshima Bay (Kinko Bay) with a circumference of approximately 55km and a height of 1,117m.
It once was an island but in the 3rd year of the Taisho Era, 1914, there was a major eruption and the lava that flowed from the volcano connected the island to Osumi Peninsula which faces Kagoshima City on the opposite side of the bay.

Yunohira Observation Point

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Yunohira Observation Point is located 373m above sea level on Sakurajima and offers scenic views of Kinko Bay and Kagoshima City from above. There are also views of the Kirishima mountain range in the far north and the volcano Kaimondake in the south.
You are able to see a close and impressive view of Mt. Kita here.

Japanese sea figs

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The Japanese sea fig is an evergreen tree that grows in warm coastal soil. It has aerial roots that extend into the air and line the road, giving it shade.
It is a curious spectacle unique to Sakurajima.

Kurokami Buried Shrine Gate

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In the major eruption of Sakurajima in 1914 approximately 3 billion tons of lava was released and the volcano let out a large amount of volcanic ash subsequently connecting Sakurajima with the Osumi Peninsula. This tori gate was buried by approximately 1.1 billion tons of volcanic ash and volcanic rock at the time of the eruption. Its initial height was 3m but now only the top 1m is visible above ground.

Tabi no Sato

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Tabi no Sato exhibits precious photos from the 1914 major eruption of Sakurajima. It also provides raw audio interviews as a guide to understanding the conditions of the time. It is the perfect spot to experience Sakurajima because you can see the fields of the world’s biggest daikon, Sakurajima daikon, there is an observation deck, and there are places to purchase souvenirs and Sakurajima local specialties.

Sakurajima Visitor Center

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This facility was constructed in 1988 and here you can learn about Sakurajima’s volcanic activity since the time of her creation to the present in the facilities “experience corner”. The building is divided into 9 parts with videos of Sakurajima projected on to a large 3-faced multiscreen and dioramas that showcase the volcanos activity and development.

Arimura Lava Observatory

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This observatory is located on a small hill that was created by lava flow in the major eruption of Sakurajima in 1914. It is located in the middle of the lava promenade which has a length of 1km. You can see a 360 degree view of the active volcano.

Stone Monument for Hayashi Fumiko’s Literature

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On a hill behind Furusato Hot Spring, nestled in the pine forest and surrounded by lava, is this stone monument to literature. The first verse of the original work of Hayashi Fumiko, “the life of a flower is short and suffering is great” is engraved into the stone. This monument was placed here because her mother was born in Sakurajima.

Kagoshima Aquarium

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This aquarium is a place where you can come face to face with marine and fresh water animals. Here you can see a whale shark swimming in the Kuroshio Current Tank, dolphins, sea otters, and the world’s largest freshwater fish, the arapaima.

Tenmonkan

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Tenmonkan is the busiest shopping district of Kagoshima and a spot to enjoy local cuisine and to go shopping.

Kagoshima Chuo Station

〒890-0055 鹿児島市上荒田町37番20号
[電話]099-257-2111 [FAX]099-258-6741
[E-mail] ktsou-syomu@city.kagoshima.lg.jp

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