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Kagoshima

Naples of the East

Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here. The regular eruptions of the volcano coat the city with ash, which looks rather striking once it is at rest but can be dangerous for air traffic. The old castle town possesses many interesting historical sites dating back to the time of the Meiji Restoration, with gardens, temples, and the main castle highlighting most holidays in Kagoshima. When using our Japan vacation planner, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
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Where to stay in Kagoshima

High-rise hotels in Kagoshima offer views of the volcano across the bay, with sights of the quietly erupting giant high on the list of most visiting guests. The city center offers a variety of accommodations, scattered from the main train station down to the waterfront. Some side-street guesthouses provide budget-friendly rooms in this district, while boutique hotels offer their take on traditional Japanese hospitality, with themed rooms and local cuisine gracing their menus.
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