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.

Top attractions in Kagoshima

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Volcano

Sakurajima

Active volcano in the bay off Kagoshima.
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Zoo/Wildlife

Kagoshima Aquarium

Interesting aquarium in the Kagoshima Port area.
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Museum

Reimeikan Museum

Large museum about local history and culture.
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Viewpoint/Tower

Shiroyama Park

Mountain top park with a viewpoint over the city.
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Side Trips from Kagoshima
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Kirishima

National Park with volcanic mountain range.
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Access and Orientation