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Trip time! Discover the volcanoes, hot springs, and aquarium in trendy Kagoshima.

A volcano, hot springs, and top sights from Kagoshima Citizens' Culture Hall to Kagoshima Arena—discover it all in Kagoshima.

Where to stay in Kagoshima

Sumiyoshicho, Kagoshima, Japan
Photo by Takeshi Kuboki (CC BY)

Sumiyoshicho

If you're spending some time in Sumiyoshicho, Senganen Garden and Shiroyama Park are top sights worth seeing.

Sumiyoshicho

Top Hotels in Kagoshima

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
JR KYUSHU HOTEL KAGOSHIMA
JR KYUSHU HOTEL KAGOSHIMA
3 out of 5
1-1-2, Take, Kagoshima, Kagoshima
¥8,317
per night
Mar 16 - Mar 17

Located in the heart of Kagoshima, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Senganen Garden and within 3 mi (5 km) of Kagoshima Arena and Kagoshima Citizens' Culture ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (482 reviews)

"Location is good. We arrived Kagoshima by JRˋshinkansen. We just walked 1 minute from exit of train station in the same level to hotel. Transpotation was very good from hotel to other place. Room is clean and quite. It has washing and drying machine (public) to use."…"

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

JR KYUSHU HOTEL KAGOSHIMA
APA Hotel Kagoshimachuo-Ekimae
APA Hotel Kagoshimachuo-Ekimae
3 out of 5
2-21-22 Nishida, Kagoshima, Kagoshima-ken
¥4,959
per night
Feb 24 - Feb 25

Located in the heart of Kagoshima, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Amu Plaza Kagoshima and Kagoshima Chuo Station Tourist Information Center. Kagoshima ...

3.9/5Good! (770 reviews)

"Great location, nice rooms and friendly staff. Would recommend."…"

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2020

APA Hotel Kagoshimachuo-Ekimae
Kagoshima Tokyu REI Hotel
Kagoshima Tokyu REI Hotel
3 out of 5
5-1 Chuo-cho, Kagoshima, Kagoshima-ken
¥5,318
per night
Feb 26 - Feb 27

Situated on the boardwalk, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Senganen Garden and within 3 mi (5 km) of Kagoshima Arena and Kagoshima Citizens' Culture Hall. ...

4.3/5Excellent! (724 reviews)

"Just a few minutes walk from the central station, it's very convenient! It's clean & good, value for money! :)"…"

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2020

Kagoshima Tokyu REI Hotel

Popular things to do in Kagoshima

Kagoshima City Aquarium
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Kagoshima City Aquarium

4/5(6 reviews)

Take the family to visit the sea animals who live in Kagoshima City Aquarium during your travels in Honkoushin-machi. Discover the area's volcano viewpoints and spas.

Amu Plaza Kagoshima
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Amu Plaza Kagoshima

4.5/5(30 reviews)

During your trip to Chuocho, you can search for that perfect souvenir at Amu Plaza Kagoshima. Stroll along the waterfront or visit the spas in the area.

Senganen Garden
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Senganen Garden

4.5/5(9 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Senganen Garden, a lovely green space in Kagoshima. Discover the area's volcano viewpoints and hot springs.

Top activities in Kagoshima

Kagoshima Bicycle Tour with Quiz
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Kagoshima Bicycle Tour with Quiz

¥7,717

Itinerary First we will bike to Nishi Honganji Temple which is the largest Buddhist temple in southern Kyushu. From there we will go to Saigo Takamori's monument. He is considered the last true samurai and a historical figure in Japan.

Free Diving Tour
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Free Diving Tour

¥11,290

Itinerary We will start at the Oceanz headquarters. Facilities include showers, toilet, changing rooms and cold water. A lesson on breath hold techniques and safety precautions will be provided. participants will change into wetsuits and fin/flipper inner boots.

Character Obento Workshop in Kagoshima
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Character Obento Workshop in Kagoshima

¥9,260

This is a great opportunity to try making character obento. Obento (lunch box) is a part of Japanese food culture and can be bought in convenience stores and super markets.Character obento started when some moms started making their child's obento eye appealing by cutting the food into animal shapes.

Kagoshima Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
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Kagoshima Half-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

¥5,160

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Sakurajima, Kagoshima Kagoshima Prefecture Sakurajima (桜島) is one of Japan's most active volcanoes and the symbol of Kagoshima. The volcano smokes constantly, and minor eruptions often take place multiple times per day.

Kagoshima Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
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Kagoshima Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

¥5,155

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Pass By: Sakurajima, Kagoshima Kagoshima Prefecture Sakurajima (桜島) is one of Japan's most active volcanoes and the symbol of Kagoshima. The volcano smokes constantly, and minor eruptions often take place multiple times per day.

Kagoshima Open-Top Sightseeing Bus
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Kagoshima Open-Top Sightseeing Bus

¥4,335

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Pass By: Kagoshima Prefectural Government Commemoration Hall, 14_50 Yamashitacho, Kagoshima 892-0816 Kagoshima Prefecture Kagoshima's tallest building but it is only 20th floors.

Reviews of Kagoshima

4.6

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 12, 2019

LOVE KAGOSHIMA !!! My son said he liked it even more so than Tokyo

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 22, 2019

The food is delicious. I recommend kurobuta and any of the ramen shops. The night life isn't too bad either.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jul 11, 2019

I liked to walk to the shops at Dolphin Port. The Sakurajima Ferry was interesting and cheap. I would recommend taking a Toppy to Yakushima as well.

5/5 - Excellent

Wendy

Apr 22, 2019

Great, relaxed, safe, excellent shopping

5/5 - Excellent

KB

Apr 15, 2019

Best season to visit is Oct/Nov or March/April. It will be very hot and humid in summer.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 2, 2019

Feels almost like California with the palm trees and the chill, beachy atmosphere, but is rural. Very beautiful. Loved the hot sand bath.