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~Going by car! Kirishima shrine tourist course!~

If you would like to go a little farther by car for tourism, here is a recommended tourist course for Kirishima shrine!

①Akarui nouson (Bright farm village)

About 30 minutes by car from Kagoshima airport.
Akarui nouson, which is also introduced on this page.

This place aims to be "the most polite brewery in Japan", where the employees welcome you with the spirit of hospitality.
It is a long-established distillery built in 1911♪

You can actually visit for free the warehouse through the window glass!

It is a wonderful place where you can enjoy hospitality and delicious shochu, so it is a must-see spot for shochu lovers♪

Address 564-1, Kirishima Taguchi, Kirishima city, Kagoshima, 899-4201
Parking lot Available
Business hours 9:00 : 17:00
Business holiday 1/1~1/3
Phone number 0995-57-0865
Related link https://akarui-nouson.jp/wp-akjp/

②Kirishima shrine

Approximately 10 min by car from Akarui nouson.
Kirishima shrine is also introduced on this page.

It was designated as a national treasure in February 2022.
It is one of the most famous power spots in southern Kyushu!
In the front yard of the shrine, there is an 800-year-old sacred tree called the ancestor of cedar trees in southern Kyushu.

In addition, the shrine pavilion is made of cedar cut from the temple grounds in a vivid vermilion color and is beautifully decorated.

The beautiful Kirishima shrine is called the "Nikko of the West".
It is a recommended spot that you should not miss when you come to Kagoshima!

Address 2608-5, Kirishima Taguchi, Kirishima city, Kagoshima, 899-4201
Parking lot Free
Parking capacity: 500 cars
Business hours Free to visit the grounds of the temple
Prayers, etc. and the awarding office are available from 8:00 to 17:00.
Business holiday No mid-year break
Phone number 0995-57-0001
Related link https://kirishimajingu.or.jp/

③Kirishima Shinwa no Sato park (Kirishima roadside station)

About 10 min by car from Kirishima shrine, Kirishima Shinwa no Sato park can be seen on the right side of the road!

It has a train-like ride called a road train, a super-slide that goes down from the observation plaza to the sledding area, and a lift, There is also a super slider and a tourist lift that takes you sledding down from the observatory square, so it is a perfect park for children!

You can see Kinko Bay and Sakurajima when the weather is fine from the rest area on the top of the hill♪

Address 2583-22, Kirishima Taguchi, Kirishima, Kagoshima 899-4201
Parking lot Available
Parking capacity: 100 cars
Business hours 9:00 : 17:00
Phone number 0995-57-1711
Related link https://www.shinwanosato.jp/

④Maruo Falls

Approximately 10 min by car from Kirishima Shinwa no Sato park.
Maruo falls, which is also introduced on this page.

It is 23 meters high and 16 meters wide!
The waterfalls are fed by a mixture of hot spring water from the nearby Iodani hot spring and other hot springs, so the waterfall basin is an emerald green color.

The scent of sulfur and the natural mist shower are breathtaking!
This is a sightseeing spot that you should definitely visit♪

Address Takachiho Maruo, Makizono-cho, Kirishima city, Kagoshima, 899-6603
Parking lot Parking capacity: 7 cars
Business day All year
Phone number 0995-45-5111 (Kirishima city tourism PR Division)

⑤Kirishima art forest

It takes about 25 min by car from Maruo falls.

After driving up the mountain road, you will see Kirishima art forest on the left side of the road!
You can easily find it even if you are driving because of the Yayoi Kusama's artwork at the entrance.

Admission is JPY 320 yen for adults, JPY 210 yen for high school and university students, JPY 150 yen for elementary and junior high school students and JPY 150 yen for young children.
It's also easy on the wallet♪

There are also many outdoor exhibits that allow visitors to experience art while hiking!
The outdoor exhibits are in nature, so please wear comfortable walking clothes when visiting.

Address 6340-220 Kiba, Yusui town, Aira-gun, Kagoshima, 899-6201
Parking lot Available
Parking capacity: 197 cars
Business hours 9:00~17:00 (admission until 16:30)
Open until 19:00 on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays between
7/20~8/31 (admission until 18:30)
Business holiday ・Every Monday (Tuesday if monday is a national holiday)
・Year-end and New Year holidays (12/29~1/2)
・Maintenance (2/13~2/20)
Phone number 0995-74-5945
Related link https://open-air-museum.org/

⑥Kurinodake recreation village

It takes about 2 minutes by car from kirishima art forest.
There you will find Japan's highest sleeper staircase.

This sleeper staircase leading to the top of the mountain is made of 7,000 sleepers from the old Yamano line, which was closed down in 1988!

The number of sleepers is different: 561 on the left and 555 on the right.
It takes about 15 min to climb the stairs!

The view from the observatory at the top of the stairs is fantastic!

Address 6343-5 Kiba, Yusui town, Kagoshima, 899-6201(in Kurinodake recreation village)
Parking lot Available
Phone number 0995-74-3111 (Commerce, industry and tourism division, Yusui town hall)

Now, what do you think about the six spots we have introduced?
It's fun to visit famous spots on your trip♪

You want to heal your tired body after a lot of tourist!
Here is the last spots you should visit when you want to relax!

⑦Koshikano onsen

About 40 min by car from Japan's largest sleeper stairway.
After descending the mountain road, you will find a hot spring in Koshikano♪

Since its establishment in 1978, this hot spring has gained a reputation for the quality of its spring quality!

It is a sodium-hydrogencarbonate spring quality which removes unwanted keratin from the skin and dirt from the pores, and is therefore known as a hot spring for beautiful skin♪

Of course, the spring water is free-flowing!
It is sure to heal the fatigue of your journey♪

You can also stay in the recently trendy glamping area at Koshikano hotspring♪

There are a total of 9 glamping buildings.
There is also a building where you and your dog can stay together♪

Of course, this glamping building also includes hot spring baths from the source♪

You will surely be healed from the fatigue of your trip!

Address 2625 Matsunaga, Hayato, Kirishima city, Kagoshima 899-5112
Parking lot Available
Business holiday No mid-year break
Phone number 0995-43-4046
Related link https://koshikano-onsen.com/

After tourism, enjoy delicious food and relax in a hot spring♪
Why don't you try such an ideal trip?

When you travel to Kagoshima, be sure to stop by the tourists spots introduced and Koshikano onsen♪