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Obi city tour
Nicknamed the "little Kyoto" of Kyushu, Obi is a small castle town attached to the city of Nichinan, in the south of Miyazaki prefecture.
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Miyazaki is a pleasant city located in the Miyazaki prefecture, in the southeast of the island of Kyushu.
Subtropical and rainy, Yakushima is home to a special vegetation that attracts hikers: thousands-of-years-old cedars, thought to be the oldest trees in the country and the inspiration for the fores
Kirishima Open Air Museum
Kirishima Open Air Museum is a world class collection of modern sculptures in a beautiful natural setting on the slopes of the Kirishima Mountains.
Tanegashima Island Guide
Tanegashima Island guide: Tanegashima is a beautiful island off the coast of Kagoshima famous as the place where the first Europeans set foot in Japan.
Yakushima Town History and Folk Museum
Yakushima Town History and Folk Museum has exhibits relating to the history and culture of Yakushima including folk arts, crafts and festival items.
Kikai Village is actually an island, Kikaijima, also called Kikaiga-jima. This small island of 48.6 kilometers in circumference with less than 8,000 inhabitants is unique in many ways.
South of the island of Kyushu, set off to discover the magnificent Kagoshima Bay (鹿 児 岛 湾) and its threatening volcano in the very south of Kyushu.
Bristling with green peaks, covered with virgin forests, fringed with white sand beaches and surrounded by clear waters rich in coral reefs, the Amami Oshima island is a treasure of nature.
The launch Base of Tanegashima
Off Kyushu is Tanegashima, an island known to be at the cutting edge of space travel, and also where the spaceport office can be found today.
This village in southern Kagoshima was once a residential area for samurai, and an important kamikaze air base.
Mt Kaimon Kagoshima
Mt Kaimon: read a guide to Kaimondake aka Satsuma Fuji, an almost perfect conical volcano in the south of Kagoshima Prefecture.
Kagoshima City Aquarium
Kagoshima City Aquarium has seven floors featuring displays of mostly local marine life including the Kuroshio Tank with rays and a whale shark.
Chiran: read a travel guide to Chiran in Kagoshima Prefecture in Kyushu famous for its samurai district and the Chiran Peace Museum For Kamikaze Pilots.
Chiran Samurai District & Gardens
Chiran Samurai District in Kagoshima Prefecture is a street of higher class samurai residences with seven beautiful Japanese gardens open to the public.
Xavier Park Kagoshima
Xavier Park Kagoshima: Xavier Park in Kagoshima commemorates the stay of Xavier and his Japanese disciples Anjiro (Paulo de Santa Fé) and Bernardo in the city, the latter possibly the first Japanes
Read a guide to Kirishima including information on hotel accommodation, temples & shrines, onsens, travel information & local transport, festivals, images, hiking and onsens.
Sakurajima Guide Kagoshima
Sakurajima: read a guide to Sakurajima the active volcanic island located in Kagoshima Bay, Kyushu, southern Japan.
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