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Statue of the Satsuma students dispatched to the West

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Having realized the power of Europe in the Anglo-Satsuma War, the Satsuma Domain dispatched a group that included Godai Tomoatsu, Nagasawa Kanae, and 15 other young students to England to modernize Japan, keeping it a secret from the Shogunate.
The statue was created by Nakamura Shinya and erected in 1982 to commemorate the city reaching a population of 500,000.

A 1 min walk from Kagoshima Chuo Eki-mae station

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Bronze statue of Okubo Toshimichi

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This bronze statue was created by sculptor Nakamura Shinya to honor the achievements of Okubo Toshimichi, the man who devoted himself to the modernization of Japan.
Okubo was eventually assassinated and at the foot of the statue there are cravings of the carriage driver and horses who died alongside him.

A 1 min walk from Takamibashi Station

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Tokishirube statues【Statues of Ryoma and Oryo Sakamoto】

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There are statues of the men and women who helped to build modern Japan in 7 parts of the Izuro/Tenmonkan area. When you get close to the statues a voice will begin to tell you about their history.

A 2 min walk from Izuro Station

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Io World Kagoshima City Aquarium

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Io World Kagoshima City Aquarium is Kyushu’s top class Aquarium. Approximately 500 species and 30,000 animals are exhibited with a focus on marine life in Kagoshima.
The highlight of the aquarium is the Kuroshio Current Tank where you can see schools of tuna, bonito, and stingray leisurely swimming around.
There are interactive events run every day, including the “Dolphin Performance”.

A 7 min walk from Suizokukan-guchi Station

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Takamibaba

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When the Kotsuki River was landfilled to create a sandbank a small hill remained. A road was then created in front of that hill and that is why it was called Takamibaba.

A 1 min walk from Takamibaba Station

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Takenohashi

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The best views to be seen from the sightseeing train “Kagoden” is that of Sakurajima and the Kotsuki River.

A 1 min walk from Takenohashi Station

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Arata Hachimangu Shrine

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Arata Hachimangu Shrine is an ancient, historic shrine that was built as a branch of Kagoshima-jingu Shrine in the Heian era. It is believed that the gods of studies, safe transport, and safe childbirth can hear your prayers here.
There is a camphor tree that is approximately 500 year old on the grounds that is protected by the city.

A 1 min walk from Arata Hachimangu Station

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Kamoike Welfare Center (Monument to the remains of the red glass factory)

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The creation of colored glass, with red glass being the most representative, began on behalf of the 28th Feudal Lord Nariakira Shimazu. In 1851 the red glass factory was constructed, and it is said to have made Japan’s first successful glass creation. This product is called Satsuma Kiriko cut glass and it is a craft that is still well-known today.

A 2 min walk from Kamoike Station

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Ichinomiya Shrine (in Kagoshima City)

Ichinomiya Shrine

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Ichinomiya Shrine is one of Kagoshima`s three main shrines, the other two being the Kagoshima Shrine and Kawakami Tenmangu Shrine. These three shrines are considered to be particularly special in Kagoshima as the founder of the Shimazu Samurai clan, Tadahisa Shimazu, made a tradition of visiting the three shrines at the beginning of the New Year.
There are also five other shrines often visited in Kagoshima City including Nanpo Shrine, Yasaka Shrine, Inari Shrine, Kasuga Shrine and Wakamiya Shrine.

2 minutes on foot from the Korimoto tram stop (south platform)

  • Ichinomiya Shrine
  • Ichinomiya Shrine

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Wakida Park

Wakida Park

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Located next to the Wakida tram stop at the entrance of the park, the “Sakurajima Bakuhatsu Kinenhi” stands as a monument for the 1914 Taisho Eruption of the Sakurajima Volcano.
At the back of the park stands a `Tanokansa”, one of many unique stone statues enshrined as a deity of rice harvests that can be found alongside footpaths between rice fields in areas from Kagoshima to Miyazaki. Both the monument and stone statue can be seen from the tram window.

1 minute on foot from the Wakida tram stop.

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Wakida Substation

Wakida Substation

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The oldest of three substations supplying Kagoshima City with electrical power. In the past there were management staff who also lived in the building.

1 minute on foot from the Wakida tram stop.

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Sasanuki Tram stop Signboard

Sasanuki Tram stop Signboard

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You can see a retro signboard from the mid-20th century from inside the tram.
As you ride along the tramlines, try to pick out this symbol of the good old days during the Showa Period among the tram information signboards and wooden pillars that have been long replaced.

1 minute on foot from the Sasanuki tram stop.

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Japan`s Southernmost tram stop

Japan`s Southernmost tram stop

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The Taniyama Tram Stop not only serves as the first and last stop for all trams in Kagoshima City, but is also the southernmost tram stop in all of Japan.
You can also receive a commemoration stamp at the location, a perfect way to commemorate your travel experience.

0 minutes on foot from the Taniyama tram stop.

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Maria Statue

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You can see the Maria at Kagoshima Immaculate Heart College from the traintracks. She can be glimpsed down a lane.

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Inamori Hall (Within Kagoshima University)

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This hall was designed by noted Japanese architect Ando Tadao and its construction was completed in October 1994. It was donated by the honorary president of Kyocera, Inamori Kazuo, who graduated from the School of Engineering at Kagoshima University with the hopes of encouraging intellectual exchange, particularly in science and technology.

A 1 min walk from Kogakubu-mae Station

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