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Things to do in Kagoshima

Best attractions to visit in Kagoshima

11. Senganen Garden - Kagoshima

Senganen Garden

Senganen Garden, also known as Isoteien (磯庭園), is a Japanese style landscape garden along the coast north of downtown Kagoshima. One of the garden's most striking features is its use of Sakurajima and Kagoshima Bay as borrowed scenery. They continued to be influential into the modern era as some of the earliest adopters of Western science and technology. The interior of the residence can only be seen on a guided tour that includes tea and a snack at the end.

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12. Shiroyama Park - Kagoshima

Shiroyama Park

Shiroyama Park (城山公園, Shiroyama Kōen) is a park in downtown Kagoshima that extends over Mount Shiroyama. With an elevation of 107 meters, the mountain formerly served as the site of a castle fortification, which led to its name. Nice views can also be enjoyed from the Satsuma no Yu outdoor hot spring bath at the nearby Castle Park Hotel, which is also open to non-staying guests. The local hero Saigo Takamori is said to have made his last stand at Saigo Cave, located within the park.

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13. Tsurumaru Castle Ruins - Kagoshima

Tsurumaru Castle Ruins

Tsurumaru Castle is a stronghold situated in Kagoshima, usually called Kagoshima Castle. The land had been claimed for a drawn out stretch of time by the Shimazu family, and in 1601 Shimazu Tadatsune began building this mansion; it was finished in 1604. There are projectile openings in the stone dividers staying from Japan's last considerate war the Satsuma Rebellion. Kagoshima Castle is regularly said to contain remainders of both the early Edo period (1603-1868) the distance to the finish of the Edo time.

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14. Yakushima - Kagoshima

Yakushima

Yakushima is a subtropical island off the southern coast of Kyushu and part of Kagoshima Prefecture. It is covered by an extensive cedar forest that contains some of Japan's oldest living trees. Trees more than 1000 years old are affectionately called yakusugi (a combination of Yakushima and sugi, the Japanese word for cedar), the most ancient of which may be over 7000 years old. In higher elevations the precipitation falls as snow during the winter months.

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