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Satsuma Peninsula 
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Mount Kaimondake seen from Cape Nagasakibana

The Satsuma Peninsula (F, Satsuma Hantō) extends about 50 kilometers south from Kagoshima City, making up the southwestern section of Kagoshima Prefecture. Named after the former Satsuma feudal domain (roughly equivalent to modern day Kagoshima Prefecture), the peninsula offers a mixture of hot springs, subtropical natural attractions and cultural sites.

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Attractions
 1  Chiran Tokko Museum
Commemorating the WW2 suicide attack units.
User rating: 89/100 (11 votes)
Visited by: 30 users
 2  Ibusuki
Hot spring resort famous for sand bathing.
User rating: 75/100 (22 votes)
Visited by: 49 users
 3  Chiran Samurai District
A nicely preserved samurai district.
User rating: 78/100 (11 votes)
Visited by: 29 users
 4  Cape Nagasakibana
Southernmost cape of the peninsula.
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Visited by: 22 users
 5  Flower Park
Nice botanical garden near the peninsula's tip.
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Visited by: 14 users
 

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