Kagoshima, in Kagoshima, is a city of around 550,000 residents.
It’s situated 220 miles (354 kilometers) from Hiroshima and about 260 miles (418 kilometers) from Busan, South Korea.
If you love nature and wildlife, plan a trip to Mount Sakurajima and Kirishima-Yaku National Park, two nature preserves where outdoor types like to spend time to escape the city. Go for a hike through the park and discover the biodiversity of the area then stop for a snack in the preserves’ beautiful surrounds.
Those with a passion for plants will enjoy Kagoshima Botanical Garden, a horticultural gem in Kagoshima. Like other botanical gardens around the world this place plays its part in conserving plant diversity.
Sometimes melancholic, sometimes romantic, the fortresses and castles in this country are always worthwhile to visit. When you stare up at the fairytale-like fortifications of the historic Tsurumaru Castle, it’s very easy to picture how nobles once fought for their empire.
Set aside some time for the Kagoshima Prefectural Museum of Culture, one of the more rewarding museum experiences in Kagoshima. Enjoy the quiet atmosphere, ask about any one-off exhibitions, grab something from the gift shop or just explore the treasures of the past.
Take the entire family for a journey beneath the ocean’s waves and come face to face with some of the ocean’s friendliest and fiercest inhabitants at the Kagoshima City Aquarium. Marvel at the rays and sharks and pick up a few tips about marine conservation.
If you are interested in art, culture and history visit the Kagoshima City Museum of Art, one of the most popular museums in Kagoshima. For those who love galleries and art museums, head here to spend time and learn about art throughout the ages.