Best Tourist Spots In Kagoshima

Here're best Tourist Spots in Kagoshima. We released a ranking of reviews about Tourist Spots posted by travel influencers who have actually been to Kagoshima.

Review Ranking

1

Address:1346-1 Akaogi, Tatsugo-cho, Oshima-gun, Kagoshima

Access:15 min by car from Amami Oshima Airport

The heart-rock of Amami Oshima Island is located at the Bira Beach in Tatsugo town near the airport. Also, near a delicious gelato shop La Fonte. Park your car, and walk 5 min in the woods, then you can find the beach in front of you. Many tide pools appear when the tide in on the ebb, and this heart-rock is one of them. We could visit here on the day of spring tide, we could see the most beautiful heart-rock.

2

Address:Yoron-cho, Oshima-gun, Kagoshima

Access:20 min by car or taxi from Yoron Airport to Ooganeku Beach, then, 1.5 km by boat.

In Kagoshima, I find much more beautiful scenery than those of southern resort in other countries.

3

Address:Miyanoura Yakushima-cho, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima

Access:30 min by bus from Miyanoura Port. 30 min by car from Yakushima Airport.

I like a movie 'Princess Mononoke' by Hayao Miyazaki, and I walked in Yakushima Island's Shiratani Unsui Gorge that is said to be a model of the movie. Its inner place is called 'Mononoke Forest', and I was very impressed with the great forest covered completely with moss!◎Access by bus or taxi

4

Address:885-4 Ashitoku Tatsugo-cho, Oshima-gun, Kagoshima

Access:25 min from Amami Airport by car.

Kurasaki Beach is very transparent and a popular spot for snorkeling and diving. Just walking around is pleasant. The fruit of adan makes the tropical atmosphere. If you stay in a nearby hotel Native Sea Amami, you can access directly to the sea.

5

Address:Yakushima, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima

It's a Yaku-sugi cedar named Wilson stump. I could enter the inside and it looks heart shape seen up the sky from a certain angle.

6

Tomori Coast

4 Review

Address:Kasari-cho, Amami-shi, Kagoshima

The north part of Amami Oshima Island, in a path along the Tomori seashore, many tropical flowers bloom and ceylon blue glassy tiger butterflies flutter around the flowers. The scenery is like a paradise. It'll be wonderful to walk in the morning.

7

Address:478 Ishihara Sumiyou-cho, Amami-shi, Kagoshima

Access:By car, 70 min from Amami Airport, or 20 min from Nase Port.

You can enjoy canoe when the tide is high at a primeval forest of mangrove in Amami. The most impressive is the mangrove tunnel! Let's enjoy going slowly, but be careful not to bump. ◎To Amami Oshima, you can access by plane and ferry, and then, car and bus are available.

8

Address:Kasari-cho, Amami-shi, Kagoshima

A quiet beach at the cape of northern Amami. For not easy way to go, there's a few people there and it's like a private beach. I can't get tired of seeing the beautiful emerald green gradation all day long.

9

Address:Sokaru Setouchi-cho, Oshima-gun, Kagoshima

Access:100 min by car from Amami Airport

There's a surprisingly much of private mood. And, so beautiful sea though there's no people. Yadori Beach is located at the edge of Amami Oshima Island, so you try to stop by on the way to Kakeroma Island by any means!

10

Address:32-1 Chabana, Yoron-cho, Oshima-gun, Kagoshima

Access:17 min by car from Yoron Airport

An isolated island in southernmost Kagoshima, Yoron Island. The clear ocean and sky always welcome you. I was unconscious of the passage of time and looked the ocean and the sky.

11

Address:2608-5 Kirishima Taguchi, Kirishima-shi, Kagoshima, Japan

Access:15 min by car, from Kirishimajingu Station

Tel:0995-57-0001

Mitarashi (worshippers wash their hands in) River dry up between November and April, but mysteriously, clear water and fish spring out and make a limpid stream in May.

12

Address:Sata Point Satanagome Minamiosumi-cho, Kimotsuki-gun, Kagoshima

Tel:0994-24-3115

Misaki Shrine, located on Sata-misaki Point in Kagoshima, is surrounded by the tropical plants such as banyan and palm trees. A little strange scenery that a shrine stands in a tropical mood, but you can feel the unique holy air here.

13

Address:Miyakozaki, Kuninao, Yamato-son, Oshima-gun, Kagoshima

Access:60 min by car from Amami Airport

Miyakozaki Cape, projects from the center of west seashore of Amami Oshima Islad, has the 360-degrees panoramic view of blue and green. Going ahead in the bamboo-like meadow, there's the East Chine Sea expanding so far away. It needs 20 min walk from the parking area, but you can have the supreme feeling when you arrive. I found a endangered species Taiwan Mountain Azalea.

14

Address:1835 Yuwan, Uken-son, Oshima-gun, Kagoshima

Access:90 min by car from Amami Airport

Arangachi Fall located in Uken Village, the south-west part of Amami Oshima Island. Its water is so beautiful that it was used to be drinking-water. It has about 30 meters drop, great sounds of water, emerald green basin, and much of negative ions. It's a best relaxing spot.

15

Ryugu Shrine

1 Review

Address:1578-8 Yamagawaokachiyogamizu, Ibusuki-shi, Kagoshima

Tel:0993-35-0811

At Satsuma Peninsula of Kagoshima, Urashima Taro has said to leave this place called Nagasakibana to Ryugu Castle, and Ryugu Shrine stands here. You can see the refreshing scenery of the ocean and Mt.Kaimon-bake over the torii gate.

16

Address:602 Yamagawaoyama, Ibusuki-shi, Kagoshima

Tel:0993-34-0132

Nishioyama Station is the southernmost station of JR. It has a nice view of Kaimon-dake mountain, and also a yellow mailbox that delivers you happiness. How about sending your special feelings from the southernmost station?

17

Address:374-4 Kasari-cho, Amamioshima-Island, Kagoshima, Japan

Access:Amami Airport

Amami Oshima has officially become a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site‼ ︎ A cute photo spot on the observation deck of Amami Oshima. The sky was clear blue and the view from the observation deck was very beautiful.

18

Address:9700-1 Yoshino-cho, Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima

Access:By car, 20min from Kagoshima Chuou Station, 40min from Kagoshima airport, 10min from Sakurajima Ferry Pier, 30min from Aira IC. By bus, 30min from Kagoshima Chuou Station.

Tel:099-247-1551

Hours:8:30-17:30

Sengan-en is a garden of the old Satsuma Clan since Edo Period. Outside the garden, there're beautiful blue Kinko Bay and big Sakurajima Mountain! You can see the scenery of Kagoshima such as cherry blossoms in spring. Also, they prepare massive kinds of local souvenir like Satsuma Kiriko Glass.

19

Address:Setouchi-cho, Oshima-gun, Kagoshima

Kakeroma Island has a complicated topography and there are uninhabited white sand beaches studded. By a kayak to the beach you can't go by land. On the morning of that day, the wave is so calm that I enjoyed the clear water surface riding on a kayak I borrowed from a hotel.

20

Ōhama Beach

1 Review

Address:701-1 Ōhama Naze Koshuku, Amami-shi, Kagoshima

Access:60 min by car from Amami Airport

Untouched nature and amazingly transparent sea. Ōhama Beach is like a private beach cause there're few tourists. You never get tired of looking that beautiful ocean.

21

Gaja Island

1 Review

Address:Gajajima Toshima-mura, Kagoshima-gun, Kagoshima

Kobatachigami is a symbol of Gajo Island called God's rock as high as more than 100 meters. Around the rock is a popular spot for fishing and diving.

22

Address:Setouchi-cho, Oshima-gun, Kagoshima

Access:100 min by car from Amami Oshima Airport

At Manenzaki Observatory in the south of Amami Oshima Island, we can see various blue landscapes. Katetsu Bay of emerald green and blue, Oshima Strait of deeper blue. The colors change by the angles we see them. What's more, we can see Kakeroma Island on the opposite side, so there's a succession of beautiful scenery!

23

Nagasakibana

1 Review

Address:Yamagawaokachiyogamizu, Ibusuki-shi, Kagoshima

Although it called a walking path, it's broken and rough, so you have to walk with sneakers. You can walk very near to the sea.

24

Address:Sakurajimakoike-cho 1025, Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima

25

Inukai Falls

1 Review

Address:Shimonakatsugawa Makizono-cho, Kirishima-shi, Kagoshima

A waterfall flows down dynamically in front of the Takachiho Mountains. You can go closely to the waterfall and see the back of it.

26

Address:4-1 Honkoshin-machi, Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima

The view from a ferryboat is very beautiful. It arrives Sakurajima in a few minutes and sightseers must go aboard.

27

Address:Setouchi-cho, Oshima-gun, Kagoshima

The west side of Kakeroma Island, you can find the best sunset observation point after following a winding path up the mountain. The view from a swing hung from a tree on a precipitous cliff, is surely a breathtaking view of even islands in the distance.

28

Address:6032-8 Simotakarabe Takarabe-cho, Soo-shi, Kagoshima

A large quantity of water fall down from many lines. And Soo city's proud of this scenery.

29

Address:Suno, Kasari-cho, Amami-shi, Kagoshima

Access:30 min by car or taxi from Amami Airport

There're many beautiful shores in Amami, Kagoshima Prefecture. One of them, Ayamaru Cape has a path to walk on the sea.

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Stunning Views

Tomori Coast

4 Reviews

The north part of Amami Oshima Island, in a path along the Tomori seashore, many tropical flowers bloom and ceylon blue glassy tiger butterflies flutter around the flowers. The scenery is like a paradise. It'll be wonderful to walk in the morning.

Yoron Island Yuriga-hama Beach

3 Reviews

In Kagoshima, I find much more beautiful scenery than those of southern resort in other countries.

Spots With Great Nature

Heart Rock Amami Oshima

5 Reviews

The heart-rock of Amami Oshima Island is located at the Bira Beach in Tatsugo town near the airport. Also, near a delicious gelato shop La Fonte. Park your car, and walk 5 min in the woods, then you can find the beach in front of you. Many tide pools appear when the tide in on the ebb, and this heart-rock is one of them. We could visit here on the day of spring tide, we could see the most beautiful heart-rock.

Shiratani Unsui Gorge

3 Reviews

I like a movie 'Princess Mononoke' by Hayao Miyazaki, and I walked in Yakushima Island's Shiratani Unsui Gorge that is said to be a model of the movie. Its inner place is called 'Mononoke Forest', and I was very impressed with the great forest covered completely with moss!◎Access by bus or taxi

Yakushima Island

6 Reviews

It's a Yaku-sugi cedar named Wilson stump. I could enter the inside and it looks heart shape seen up the sky from a certain angle.

Fashionable Spots

Amami Airport

1 Reviews

Amami Oshima has officially become a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site‼ ︎ A cute photo spot on the observation deck of Amami Oshima. The sky was clear blue and the view from the observation deck was very beautiful.

Instagrammable Spots

Tomori Coast

4 Reviews

The north part of Amami Oshima Island, in a path along the Tomori seashore, many tropical flowers bloom and ceylon blue glassy tiger butterflies flutter around the flowers. The scenery is like a paradise. It'll be wonderful to walk in the morning.

Islands To Travel

Heart Rock Amami Oshima

5 Reviews

The heart-rock of Amami Oshima Island is located at the Bira Beach in Tatsugo town near the airport. Also, near a delicious gelato shop La Fonte. Park your car, and walk 5 min in the woods, then you can find the beach in front of you. Many tide pools appear when the tide in on the ebb, and this heart-rock is one of them. We could visit here on the day of spring tide, we could see the most beautiful heart-rock.

Yoron Island Yuriga-hama Beach

3 Reviews

Yuriga-hama is a beach appears alone in the clear sea. I can't stop getting excited while I head for the beach by a boat. We can feel so relaxed with the beautiful ocean and great time that we'll forget to find famous 'star sands'.

Yakushima Island

6 Reviews

Yakushima Island registered as a world heritage site. I could enjoy trekking in the great nature completely surrounded with greens, which we can't experience in towns.

Activities

Kuroshio no Mori Mangrove Park

3 Reviews

You can enjoy canoe when the tide is high at a primeval forest of mangrove in Amami. The most impressive is the mangrove tunnel! Let's enjoy going slowly, but be careful not to bump. ◎To Amami Oshima, you can access by plane and ferry, and then, car and bus are available.

Architectures

Misaki Shrine

1 Reviews

Misaki Shrine, located on Sata-misaki Point in Kagoshima, is surrounded by the tropical plants such as banyan and palm trees. A little strange scenery that a shrine stands in a tropical mood, but you can feel the unique holy air here.

Restaurants

Tenmonkan Mujyaki Main-Store

2 Reviews

Kagoshima's specialty Shirokuma (means white bear) is shaved fluffy ice with homemade condense milk and colorful fruits like jewels. It's gorgeous but a familiar taste somehow, a comfort food of people in Kagoshima.

Chojyuan Tosenkyo-Store

1 Reviews

Tousen-kyo Valley in Ibusuki has been familiar to the local people as a summer resort for a long time. The flowing spring water is selected as one of the best 100 waters in Heisei era, and brings out the taste of somen more. I recommend their fresh river fish dishes, too.

Amami Kyoraumi Kobo

1 Reviews

It's a seaside cafe & sweets' factory located near Amami Airport. We can enjoy delicious pizza, pasta, and sweets in front of the sea. At the factory, they make sweets by salt and brown sugar of Amami. I could see the processing of sugar cane, and taste the freshly made brown sugar,

Hotels

Tenku-no Mori

2 Reviews

This is a hotel 'Tenku-no Mori (Forest In The Sky)' in Kirishima, Kagoshima. There're only five villas scattered on the site of 13 Tokyo Domes. If you are lucky, you can see the sea of clouds overlooking the Kirishima Mountain Range in the early morning.

Petit Resort Native Sea Amami

2 Reviews

Petit Resort Native Sea Amami is located just above Kurasaki Beach. It's the best location in Amami. We can see the sea from both rooms and a restaurant. They offer a full course dishes for dinner (select local specialty or Western style dishes), and breakfast changes everyday, which are all delicious. The maisonette room is good for group travelers.

PARADISE+inn

1 Reviews

400 years old big banyan tree and beautiful sea you can see from the dining of this B&B. Firstly, a slow time for breakfast with feeling of the sea breeze would be blissful for anyone.

Shrines And Temples

Kirishima Shrine

2 Reviews

Mitarashi (worshippers wash their hands in) River dry up between November and April, but mysteriously, clear water and fish spring out and make a limpid stream in May.

Misaki Shrine

1 Reviews

Misaki Shrine, located on Sata-misaki Point in Kagoshima, is surrounded by the tropical plants such as banyan and palm trees. A little strange scenery that a shrine stands in a tropical mood, but you can feel the unique holy air here.

Ryugu Shrine

1 Reviews

At Satsuma Peninsula of Kagoshima, Urashima Taro has said to leave this place called Nagasakibana to Ryugu Castle, and Ryugu Shrine stands here. You can see the refreshing scenery of the ocean and Mt.Kaimon-bake over the torii gate.

Spring Destinations

Sengan-en Garden

1 Reviews

Sengan-en is a garden of the old Satsuma Clan since Edo Period. Outside the garden, there're beautiful blue Kinko Bay and big Sakurajima Mountain! You can see the scenery of Kagoshima such as cherry blossoms in spring. Also, they prepare massive kinds of local souvenir like Satsuma Kiriko Glass.

Kagoshima Area

Kagoshima-shi

Address:Sakurajimakoike-cho 1025, Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima

Ibusuki-shi

Address:602 Yamagawaoyama, Ibusuki-shi, Kagoshima

Tel:0993-34-0132

Nishioyama Station is the southernmost station of JR. It has a nice view of Kaimon-dake mountain, and also a yellow mailbox that delivers you happiness. How about sending your special feelings from the southernmost station?

Amamioshima-Island

Address:1346-1 Akaogi, Tatsugo-cho, Oshima-gun, Kagoshima

Access:15 min by car from Amami Oshima Airport

The heart-rock of Amami Oshima Island is located at the Bira Beach in Tatsugo town near the airport. Also, near a delicious gelato shop La Fonte. Park your car, and walk 5 min in the woods, then you can find the beach in front of you. Many tide pools appear when the tide in on the ebb, and this heart-rock is one of them. We could visit here on the day of spring tide, we could see the most beautiful heart-rock.

Oshima-gun

Address:Yoron-cho, Oshima-gun, Kagoshima

Access:20 min by car or taxi from Yoron Airport to Ooganeku Beach, then, 1.5 km by boat.

In Kagoshima, I find much more beautiful scenery than those of southern resort in other countries.

Kagoshima-shi

Sakurajima Ferry

1 Reviews

The view from a ferryboat is very beautiful. It arrives Sakurajima in a few minutes and sightseers must go aboard.

Sengan-en Garden

1 Reviews

Sengan-en is a garden of the old Satsuma Clan since Edo Period. Outside the garden, there're beautiful blue Kinko Bay and big Sakurajima Mountain! You can see the scenery of Kagoshima such as cherry blossoms in spring. Also, they prepare massive kinds of local souvenir like Satsuma Kiriko Glass.

Ibusuki-shi

Nishioyama Station

1 Reviews

Nishioyama Station is the southernmost station of JR. It has a nice view of Kaimon-dake mountain, and also a yellow mailbox that delivers you happiness. How about sending your special feelings from the southernmost station?

Nagasakibana

1 Reviews

Although it called a walking path, it's broken and rough, so you have to walk with sneakers. You can walk very near to the sea.

Ryugu Shrine

1 Reviews

At Satsuma Peninsula of Kagoshima, Urashima Taro has said to leave this place called Nagasakibana to Ryugu Castle, and Ryugu Shrine stands here. You can see the refreshing scenery of the ocean and Mt.Kaimon-bake over the torii gate.

Amamioshima-Island

Heart Rock Amami Oshima

5 Reviews

The heart-rock of Amami Oshima Island is located at the Bira Beach in Tatsugo town near the airport. Also, near a delicious gelato shop La Fonte. Park your car, and walk 5 min in the woods, then you can find the beach in front of you. Many tide pools appear when the tide in on the ebb, and this heart-rock is one of them. We could visit here on the day of spring tide, we could see the most beautiful heart-rock.

Tomori Coast

4 Reviews

The north part of Amami Oshima Island, in a path along the Tomori seashore, many tropical flowers bloom and ceylon blue glassy tiger butterflies flutter around the flowers. The scenery is like a paradise. It'll be wonderful to walk in the morning.

Kurasaki Beach

3 Reviews

Kurasaki Beach is very transparent and a popular spot for snorkeling and diving. Just walking around is pleasant. The fruit of adan makes the tropical atmosphere. If you stay in a nearby hotel Native Sea Amami, you can access directly to the sea.

Oshima-gun

Yoron Island Yuriga-hama Beach

3 Reviews

In Kagoshima, I find much more beautiful scenery than those of southern resort in other countries.

Ōkaneku Beach

2 Reviews

An isolated island in southernmost Kagoshima, Yoron Island. The clear ocean and sky always welcome you. I was unconscious of the passage of time and looked the ocean and the sky.

Takateru Point

1 Reviews

The west side of Kakeroma Island, you can find the best sunset observation point after following a winding path up the mountain. The view from a swing hung from a tree on a precipitous cliff, is surely a breathtaking view of even islands in the distance.

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