07 Top Highlight
Top sightseeing: Sakura isle (jap. 桜島), throughout the year
08 Top Highlight
Top sightseeing: Sengan garden (jap. 仙巌園), throughout the year
09 Top Highlight
Top sightseeing: Tsurumaru castle ruins (jap. 鶴丸城跡), throughout the year
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Tsurumaru castle (jap. 鶴丸城). A ruin.
17 Welterbe
World heritage: Former Shusei-hall (jap. 旧集成館).
21 Feuerwerk
Fireworks: Kagoshima Kinko-bay summernight big fireworks (jap. かごしま錦江湾サマーナイト大花火大会). On 08/19 2017. 15.000 rockets. Where? Kagoshima port Honku-ward (鹿児島港本港区).
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Kagoshima, City in Japan

General Information about Kagoshima

Kagoshima (Kagoshima) is a city and prefecture capital within Kagoshima prefecture in the Kyūshū region. Sister cities of Kagoshima are Naples in Italy and Perth in Australia.

There is a fishing and passenger port in the city. The city is quickly accessible by the Shinkansen. You can easily reach the suburbs of Kagoshima by local rail services in 19 stations.

Travel tips for Kagoshima


Top Kagoshima destinations for your sightseeing are the Sakura isle (桜島) throughout the year, the Sengan garden (仙巌園) throughout the year and the Tsurumaru castle ruins (鶴丸城跡) throughout the year.

The Tsurumaru castle is nowadays a ruin.

Culture and History

Cultural roots make Kagoshima tourism particularly attractive. The Former Shusei-hall (旧集成館) is listed as world heritage.


Do you want to see fireworks in Kagoshima? The Kagoshima Kinko-bay summernight big fireworks (かごしま錦江湾サマーナイト大花火大会) with 15.000 rockets is popular. You can best watch from the Kagoshima port Honku-ward.

Flowers and Foliage

The plum flowers from 01/21 to 02/28 and is the most beautiful in the Yoshino garden (吉野公園). Discover the cherry blossom in Kagoshima from 03/21 to 04/10, best in the Tsurumaru castle ruins (鶴丸城跡). A feeling of summer freshness brings the lotus blossom from 06/21 to 08/31, to view in the Tsurumaru castle ruins (鶴丸城跡). The maple trees changing colour in Kagoshima is the highlight in the romantic autumn. Discover in the Jingan-temple garden (慈眼寺公園), how the leaves turn from golden yellow to shining red. Start is around the 11/21 and the foliage lasts until 12/10.