Cape Nagasakibana (@, Nagasakibana Misaki) is the southernmost point of the Satsuma Peninsula. However, it is not quite the southernmost point of Kyushu, as the Osumi Peninsula on the other side of Kagoshima Bay extends a further 20 kilometers south. A walking path leads from a small cluster of souvenir shops to the tip of the cape where there stands a white lighthouse.

A highlight of a visit to the cape are the views of nearby Mount Kaimondake, which stands 924 meters above sea level. Because of its conical shape, it bears a striking resemblance to Mount Fuji and is often referred to as "Satsuma Fuji". It is possible to hike up the mountain, whose trail winds around the mountainside and gives plenty of breathtaking views of the surrounding area.

Another attraction at the cape is the Nagasakibana Parking Garden, which displays a variety of tropical plants and animals, such as lemurs, flamingos, squirrels, monkeys, hibiscuses, cacti and mango trees. A bit further north is the Flower Park Kagoshima with an even larger variety of plants.

A traveler enjoys the view of Mount Kaimondake from Cape Nagasakibana

Access

About one bus per hour travels from Ibusuki Station to Cape Nagasakibana (35 minutes, 520 yen). It is bound for Kaimon Station (JwO) and also stops at Yamakawa Station, Healthy Land and the Flower Park Kagoshima.

How to get to and around the Satsuma Peninsula

Hours & Fees

Nagasakibana Parking Garden

Hours

8:00 to 17:00

Closed

No closing days

Admission

1200 yen
Page last updated: May 17, 2016