Kirishima-Yaku National Park 霧島屋久国立公園

A different world

Kirishima-Yaku National Park on the island of Kyushu was the first site in the country to be designated a national park. Its cedar forests and volcanic, almost lunar landscapes, make it a unique place in Japan.

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View of Sakurajima from Yunohira viewpoint

Sakurajima Volcano

Sakurajima is more than just postcard picture. It is an active volcano with a turbulent history: a walk close to the ancient lava flows will quickly make you realize this.