Tanegashima: Exploring the fascinating history, culture and activities of Japan's island

  • Published on : 04/03/2024
  • by : Japan Experience

Nestled in the East China Sea, Tanegashima is the second largest of the Ōsumi Islands belonging to Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. This 444.99 km² island, located about 43 kilometers south of Kyushu, is known for its rich history, traditional crafts, space center and natural beauty. Home to around 33,000 people, Tanegashima offers a unique glimpse into Japan's past and present, from the introduction of firearms to cutting-edge space technology. Let's embark on a journey to discover the many facets of this fascinating island.

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