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For those with an interest in Kyushu’s turbulent history, the warm and friendly city of Kagoshima is a great place to visit.

Birthplace of the famous rebel Saigo Takamori, the city played a key role in the Meiji Restoration and the subsequent Satsuma Rebellion.

Exploring Kagoshima

Kagoshima boasts many historical sites and one of the best gardens in Kyushu at Iso-teien. In the middle of the bay Sakurajima, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, spews out smoke and ash with ominous frequency.

Kirishima National Park

Kirishima National Park, JapanJust an hour’s drive brings you to the heart of Kirishima National Park, where you can hike at your leisure through the fabulous scenery before relaxing in one of the many onsen resorts that dot the area.

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Suggested itinerary featuring Kagoshima

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Kagoshima, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Kagoshima

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