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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Kyushu
Kagoshima 
# 33   of 178 destinations
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Sakurajima and Kagoshima City seen from Shiroyama Park

Kagoshima () is Kyushu's southernmost major city and the capital of Kagoshima Prefecture. The city is often compared with its Italian sister city Naples due to a similarly mild climate, palm tree lined streets, relatively hot tempered inhabitants and Sakurajima, Kagoshima's Vesuvius.

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Attractions
 1  Senganen Garden
Japanese style landscape garden.
User rating: 86/100 (80 votes)
Visited by: 177 users
 2  Sakurajima
Active volcano in the bay off Kagoshima.
User rating: 85/100 (241 votes)
Visited by: 499 users
 3  Kagoshima Aquarium
Interesting aquarium in the Kagoshima Port area.
User rating: 78/100 (26 votes)
Visited by: 60 users
 4  Shiroyama Park
Mountain top park with a viewpoint over the city.
User rating: 76/100 (35 votes)
Visited by: 87 users
 5  Reimeikan Museum
Large museum about local history and culture.
User rating: 75/100 (17 votes)
Visited by: 50 users
 
Special Interest Guides
  Kagoshima Cherry Blossom Spots
  A list of popular cherry blossom spots in Kagoshima.
  Kagoshima Food Guide
  Guide to the local Satsuma Cuisine.
Side Trips from Kagoshima
 1  Yakushima
Subtropical island with ancient cedar forest.
User rating: 96/100 (92 votes)
Visited by: 187 users
 2  Kirishima
National Park with volcanic mountain range.
User rating: 82/100 (78 votes)
Visited by: 184 users
 3  Satsuma Peninsula
Rural peninsula with hot springs in southern Kyushu.
User rating: 80/100 (29 votes)
Visited by: 85 users

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User Ratings
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User Rating (by 375 users):
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36.  Kawagoe   707
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English Links
Kagoshima City
Foreign language version of the official city website.
Kagoshima Visitors' Guide
Informative website by the Kagoshima Internationalization Council.

Japanese Links
Kagoshima City
Official city website.
Kagoshima Visitors' Guide
Informative website by the Kagoshima Internationalization Council.

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