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Places to visit in Kagoshima




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Reimeikan Museum

The Reimei-kan museum was opened in 1983 to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the Meiji Restoration (1968).

The exhibition room aims to acquaint visitors with the history, folk customs and the fine arts and crafts of Kagoshima through an informative and enjoyable experience.

The Reimei-kan is enclosed in the ruins of Tsurumaru castle, which was a foothold for the Shimazu (the feudal lord of Satsuma) during the Edo period. The moat, stonewall and stone bridge are still standing today, and have been designated as historical sites by the prefecture.

Opening Hours:
9:00 - 18:00 (Admission till 17:30)

Closed:
Every Monday except on national holidays (Should the national holiday fall on a Monday, the museum will be closed the following day),

The 25th of every month.(Open if the 25th is a Saturday or Sunday)

Dec. 31 ~ Jan 2


Admission fee:
Adults:310 yen
High school and college students: 190 yen
Elementary and junior high students: 120 yen

(Group rates < 20 persons and above> Adults: 230 yen, High school and college students: 120 yen, Elementary and junior high students: 60 yen)
For enquiries, please kindly contact the following:
7-2 Shiroyama-machi, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima, 892-0853
Phone: 81-99-222-5100

Ishibashi Memorial Park

The Kotsuki River flows through the center of Kagoshima city and there used to be five large arched stone bridges the river, namely Tamaebashi, Shinkanbashi, Nishidabashi, Koraibashi, and Takenohashi. On 6th August 1993, heavy torrential rainfall in Kagoshima resulted in serious flooding in the city as Kotsuki River overflowed its banks, destroying two bridges, Takenohashi and Shinkanbashi.
To preserve the remaining three bridges, they were relocated when reconstruction works were carried out on the river. Subsequently, the Ishibashi Memorial Park was opened in 2000 to provide information on the history of the arch bridges and the techniques utilised in their construction and maintenance, also to help familiarise the citizens of Kagoshima with the history of their city, and preserving the bridges as a valuable cultural asset for the future generation.


Ishibashi Park
Open everyday

Ishibashi Hall
Opening Hours:
9:00 - 17:00 (Entry until 16:30 )

Closed:
Every Monday (When Monday is a national holiday, the Hall will be closed the following day), December 31~January 2nd.

Free Admission

For enquiries, please kindly contact the following:
1-3 Hama-machi, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima, 892-0812 Phone:81-99-248-6661

Flower Park Kagoshima

The largest flower theme park in Japan, the Flower Park Kagoshima has 2,400 flowering species and 40,000 plants. Under the fundamental concept of "Experiencing Kagoshima: A Flower Paradise, A Symphony of Flowers, Wind and Light, " the 36.5 hectare park is divided into the three zones of flowers, wind and light, where subtropical flowers blossom and rare plants can be seen. The gardens are arranged according to the characteristics of each plant, and since there are flowers from all seasons present, the park is always full of blooming flowers.


Opening Hours:
9:00 - 17:00 (Open until 19:00 from July 1st to August 31st )

Closed:
December 30 & 31

Admission Fees
Adult (High school and above): 620 Yen [Group rates (20 people and above): 490 Yen]
Child (Elementary / Junior High): 300 Yen [Group rates (20 people and above): 240 Yen]

Points to take note of:

  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Please hold on to your own trash and bring it with you when you leave.
  • Wheelchairs and strollers are available for use at no charge.
  • Food can be brought into the Flower Park.

Transportation:
25 minutes by bus from JR Ibusuki Station
Approx. 90 minutes by car from Kagoshima City
For enquiries, please kindly contact the following:
1611 Okachogamizu, Yamagawa, Ibusuki City, Kagoshima,891-0513
Phone:81-993-35-3333 Fax:81-993-35-3555

Miyama Conseru (Kirishima International Concert Hall)

This concert hall was built in 1994 as the core facility, adhering to the concept of a Kirishima International Art Forest. The main hall has 770 seats, and has integrated the latest acoustic technology, leading to a rich, 3-dimensional sound suitable for classical music. Intended to address the wishes of musicians and fans for a splendid environment in which to enjoy great music, the hall plays host to the Kirishima International Music Festival (more than 30 years old), along with other classical music events.

Opening Hours:
9:00 - 22:00

Closed:
Every Monday and December 28th ~ January 4th

Admission fee:
Admission is free for field trips
Charges are applicable for the use of the hall and admission fees will be charged for events.

For enquiries, please kindly contact the following:
3311-29 Takachiho,Makizono-cho, Kirishima City, Kagoshima, 899-6603
Phone:81-995-78-8000

Kirishima Open Air Museum

Throwing open its gates in the year 2000, this genuine open-air museum has allowed visitors to become acquainted with great works of art and nature in the lush natural surroundings of Kirishima. It is located some 700 meters above sea level in the highlands of the northern Kirishima mountain range. There are three areas that consist of an art hall, an open-air exhibition zone, and a grove exhibition zone that display works of art by both famous Japanese and international artists.

Opening Hours:
9:00 - 17:00 (Entry until 16:30)

Closed:
Every Monday (closed on the following day should a national holiday fall on a Monday) , the 29th o f December ~ 2nd of January, as well as the 3rd Monday to the 4th Monday of February

Admission Fees
Adult: 300 Yen [Group rates (20 people and above): 240 Yen]
Tertiary (High School / University): 200 Yen [Group rates (20 people and above): 160 Yen]
Child (Elementary / Junior High): 150 Yen [Group rates (20 people and above): 120 Yen]

For enquiries, please kindly contact the following:
6340-220 Koba, Yusui-cho, Airagun, Kagoshima, 899-6201
Phone: 81-995-74-5945

The Forest of Uenohara-Jomon Site

The Forest of Uenohara Jomon Site, open to the public from October of 2002, restored a "Jomon Village" to act as a modern historical theme park that showcases the largest preserved remains, the Uenohara settlement, that dates back some 9500 years ago to the early stage of the Jomon period.
The Observation Area of the Exhibition Hall is used to display the Uenohara artifacts, valuable cultural assets, along with a "Jomon Theatre" and " Diorama" that explain the Jomon culture of southern Kyushu in an easy to understand format.
Furthermore, there is also an "Artifact Preservation Hall" where you can see a reproduction of village life along with dwelling sites at the time of discovery, and a Soil Observation Hall where you can see stratum formed from the volcanic ash of Sakurajima.
In addition, a "Hands-on Study Hall", "Ancient Dwellings", and "Festival Plaza" allow visitors to experience ancient life through such activities as crafts and fire building, etc.
No matter what your age, here is an opportunity to travel back in time to a world 9500 years in the past.


Opening Hours:
9:00-17:00 (9:00-19:00 between July 1st and August 31st )
Admission to exhibition facility & hands-on area till 16:30 (reception closes at 16:00).
Closed on Mondays (closed on the following Tuesday should a national holiday fall on Monday), and from the 30th Dec ~ 1st Jan. (Note: open from April 29-May 5)

Admission Fees
Adult: 310 Yen [Group rates (20 people and above): 240 Yen]
Tertiary (High School / University): 210 Yen [Group rates (20 people and above): 160 Yen]
Child (Elementary / Junior High): 150 Yen [Group rates (20 people and above): 120 Yen]


For enquiries, please kindly contact the followings:
Uenohara Jomon- no-Mori
1-1 Uenohara Jomon - no-Mori, Kirishima City, Kagoshima 899-4318
Phone:81-995-48-5701

Shoyoju-no-Mori (Evergreen Laurel Forest)

This virgin forest of broad-leaf evergreen trees in its natural surroundings encompasses the whole of Mt. Inao-dake and Mt. Koba-dake at the southern tip of the Osumi peninsula. There are various facilities where visitors can learn more about the surrounding forest and experience the lush greenery under the themes of conservation, regrowth, and utilization of laurel forests.

Opening Hours:
8:30 - 17:00

Closed:
December 29th ~ December 31th

Free Admission

For enquiries, please kindly contact the following:
5166-647 Tashiro-Fumotokukino, kinko-cho, Kimotsuki-gun, Kagoshima, 893-2401

Yakushima Environmental Culture Village Centre

The centre was built to adhere to the concept of a Yakushima Environmental Culture Village, which aims to create an area in harmony with nature. The centre offers comprehensive tourist information and guides on the nature and culture of Yakushima Island.

There is an audio visual theater featuring a wide screen display with which visitors are treated to a dynamic introduction of the island. The exhibition hall allows visitors to understand the close relationship between nature and the islanders through the use of movies and photos. Interaction between the islanders and visitors takes place in the exchange hall, which also serves as a gathering place for volunteers and guides.


Opening Hours:

9:00 - 17:00,

Closed:
Every Monday (Except on the Golden Week and the summer holidays. The centre will be closed the following day should the national holiday fall on a Monday.)
and from December 28th ~ January 1st

Admission Fees
Adult: 500 Yen
Tertiary (High School / University): 350 Yen 
Child (Elementary / Junior High): 250 Yen
Child (below 6 years of age): Free of Charge

For enquiries, please kindly contact the following:
823-1 Miyanoura, yakushima-town, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima,891-4205
Phone81-9974-2-2900

Yakushima Environmental Culture Learning Centre

Similar to the Yakushima Environmental Culture Village Center, this centre was built to adhere to the concept of a Yakushima Environmental Culture Village. It is located on a hill near the Yakusugi Museum in Yaku Town. This environmental education facility uses the entire Yakushima as its learning ground. Here, learning and outdoor activities are promoted through a variety of educational programs aimed at learning more about the environment.


Closed:
Every Monday (Except on the Golden Week and the summer holidays. The centre will be closed the following day should the national holiday fall on a Monday.)
and from December 28th ~ January 3rd
(Should you be interested in booking the facility, please kindly contact the following)

For enquiries, please kindly contact the following:
2739-343 Anbo, Yakushimatown, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima,891-4211
Phone:81-9974-6-2900

Amami Park

The people of Amami island have lived harmoniously with nature and created their own unique culture and history over the years.

The people of the Amami islands have lived in perfect harmony with nature and over the years, created their own unique culture and history. Amami Park was built to enable visitors to experiences the wonder and beauty that is the Amami islands, and to display the harmony existing between humankind and nature on the Amami islands. It is also a place where interaction and discussions are held.
There are two main facilities in this park: "The Home of Amami", which introduces the nature, history, culture and industries of the Amami islands, as well as the "Isson Tanaka Commemorative Art Galley", which showcases the collected works of art painted by the Japanese painter Isson Tanaka, famous for his paintings of the Amami islands.



Opening Hours:
9:00-18:00 (9:00 - 19:00 for two months from July to August)
Visitors are allowed admission till the last 30 minutes of the park fs operating hours.


Closed:
Closed every 1st and 3rd Wednesday (When a national holiday falls on these days, the facility will be closed the following day instead. However, the park will be in operation from April 29th ~ May 5th as well as from July 21st ~ August 31st and December 30 ~ January 3)

Addmission Fees:
Facility
Type

Fee

Group Rates (20 people and above)

Home of Amami

Adult 300Yen 240Yen/person
Tertiary (High School / University) 210Yen 160Yen/person
Child (Elementary / Junior High) 150Yen 120Yen/person
Tanaka Isson Art Gallery
Adult 500Yen 400Yen/person
Tertiary (High School / University) 350Yen 280Yen/person
Child (Elementary / Junior High) 250Yen 200Yen/person
Common Admission tickets are available


 

Getting There

  • Approximately 5minutes by car from Amami airport
  • Approximately 55minutes by car from Naze city

Parking: 240 lots available

For enquiries, please kindly contact the following:
Kagoshima Prefecture Amami Park
1834 Setsuta, Kasari-cho, Amami City, Kagoshima,894-0504
Phone: 81-997-55-2333
Fax: 81-997-55-2621