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Kagoshima Prefecture

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Sakurajima from Kagoshima City

Kagoshima Prefecture consists of the southernmost part of Kyushu and the northern half of the Nansei Shoto, the island group that stretches from Kyushu to Taiwan. The prefecture's former name is Satsuma. Satsuma played a crucial role in realizing the Meiji Restoration and during the Meiji Period.

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Attractions
 1  Yakushima
Subtropical island with ancient cedar forest.
User rating: 96/100 (90 votes)
Visited by: 184 users
 2  Kirishima
National Park with volcanic mountain range.
User rating: 82/100 (77 votes)
Visited by: 183 users
 3  Kagoshima
Southernmost of Kyushu's major cities.
User rating: 82/100 (372 votes)
Visited by: 859 users
 4  Satsuma Peninsula
Rural peninsula with hot springs in southern Kyushu.
User rating: 80/100 (29 votes)
Visited by: 84 users
  

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