~Tourism course to visit photogenic spots in Kagoshima~

Here are some recommended photogenic spots in Kagoshima!

①Kagoshima prefectural government building, 18th floor observation lobby

First of all, we would like to introduce you to Koshikano onsen, approximately 50 min by car from Kagoshima airport.
The first one is Kagoshima prefectural government building, located about 15 min by car from Kagoshima Chuo Station!

Kagoshima prefectural government building is a landmark in Kagoshima and has an observation lobby on the 18th floor where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Kinko Bay and Sakurajima♪

There are large glass windows on the east, west, north, south and west sides of the building, so we recommend viewing Sakurajima from the east side during the day and the night view of central Kagoshima from the north side at night!

The spot is indoors, so even those who don't like the cold can take their time to enjoy the view, making it a must-visit spot!

Address 10-1 Kamoike Shinmachi, Kagoshima 890-8577
Parking lot Available
Business hours Weekdays: 7:00 - 21:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 21:00
Phone number 099-286-2111
Related link https://www.pref.kagoshima.jp/aa02/kohokocho/kengaku/kentyou-kengaku.html

②Shiroyama observatory

The next spot is the Shiroyama observatory, located about 20 min by car from Kagoshima prefectural government building.

This is a popular spot for taking pictures with a spectacular view of the Kagoshima city center, Kinko Bay, and Sakurajima.
The view is different during the day and at night.
The night view of Kagoshima can be enjoyed at night!

The area was the scene of a fierce battle during the Satsuma Rebellion in 1877, and nearby are the Saigo Takamori cave and the site of Takamori Saigo's demise.
If you are a fan of Saigo Takamori and history, please visit this place!

Address Shiroyama-cho, Kagoshima, 892-0853
Parking lot Available
Related link https://www.kagoshima-yokanavi.jp/spot/10002

③Io World Kagoshima aquarium

Driving toward the seaside from the Shiroyama observatory, it takes about 10 min to reach Io World Kagoshima Aquarium.

Io World Kagoshima aquarium is the only aquarium in Kyushu that has whale sharks. 30,000 whale sharks of about 500 species are on display, and the lively fish swimming in the aquarium are very relaxing.

In addition, at Io World Kagoshima aquarium, you can see various events several times a day, such as dolphin shows and whale sharks eating.
This is a sightseeing spot that both adults and children can enjoy all day long, so be sure to visit!

Individual Groups
Adult (older than a high school student) JPY 1,500 JPY 1,200
Children (elementary, junior high school student) JPY 750 JPY 600
Ages 4 and over JPY 350 JPY 280
Address 3-1 Honko-shinmachi, Kagoshima, 892-0814
Parking lot Available
Free up to 1 hour (200 yen per hour after 1 hour)
Business hours 9:30-18:00
(Admission until 17:00)
Closed day Four days from the first monday in december
Phone number 099-226-2233
Related link https://ioworld.jp/

④Foreign Engineer's residence (Western style residences)

Next, we will introduce you to the Former Kagoshima Spinning Mill Engineer's Hall (Western style residences).
It is located about 15 min by car from Io World Kagoshima aquarium!

The Former Kagoshima Spinning Mill Engineer's Hall was built in 1867 (Keio 3) as a dormitory for British engineers who provided technical guidance to Japan's first spinning factory, and is commonly referred to as 'Western style residences'.

It is thought to have been designed and supervised by Englishmen associated with the spinning mill, and as the first two-storied building Western-style, it has been preserved as a valuable heritage site showing the progress of Western-style architecture during the Bakumatsu period.

The museum has a modern and stylish atmosphere.
It also has photographs and documents that show what it was like in those days, so you can feel close to the history of the area!

Nearby are Sengan-en traditional garden, which we will introduce next, and Nakagawake and Hirataya, two long-established restaurants that serve the local Kagoshima delicacy of Janbo mochi (rice cakes), so please be sure to visit!

Individual Groups
General JPY 200 JPY 160
Children (elementary, junior high school student) JPY 100 JPY 80
Address 9685-15, Yoshino-cho, Kagoshima, 892-0871
Parking lot Available (Parking capacity: 6 cars)
Business hours 8:30 - 17:30
Closed day No mid-year break
Phone number 099-247-3401
Related link https://www.city.kagoshima.lg.jp/kyoiku/kanri/bunkazai/shisetsu/kanko/048.html


The next spot is Sengan-en, a scenic garden beauty spot located near the Former Kagoshima Spinning Mill Engineer's Hall (Western style residences).

Sengan-en is one of the most famous gardens in Japan and a representative tourist attraction of Kagoshima, and was registered as a World Heritage Site in 2015 as a "Sites of Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution".

Sengan-en has restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy Kagoshima's local cuisine, so if you are tired after exploring the garden , we recommend you to take a break!

Garden, Shoko Shuseikan museum, palace Garden, Shoko Shuseikan museum
Adult (older than a high school student) JPY 1,500 JPY 1,000
Elementary and junior high school student JPY 750 JPY 500
Baby Free Free
Address 9700-1 Yoshino-cho, Kagoshima 892-0871
Parking lot Available (300 yen per day)
Business hours 9:00 - 17:00
Business holiday No mid-year break (closed on the first sunday of march for the Kagoshima marathon)
Phone number 099-247-1551
Related link https://www.senganen.jp/

⑥Koshikano onsen

Next, we will introduce you to Koshikano onsen, located approximately 50 min by car from Sengan-en towards Kirishima!

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♪

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 a lot of tourism, why not eat delicious food?
How about relaxing in a hot spring?

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

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