Voted as the friendliest city in Japan, Kagoshima is located on the southern coast of Kyushu. Kagoshima’s most famous site is Sakurajima, the city’s resident volcano and Japan’s most active, with a steady stream of ash and smoke snaking into the sky from its crater.
Naturally due to its constant rumbles, Sakurajima is one of Kagoshima’s main attractions and can be viewed from ferries taken from Kagoshima and from various view points on Sakurajima itself. However, this is not the city’s only appeal as it has a varied and fascinating history as the last stronghold of the Samurai and the birthplace of Japan’s industrial revolution. Take time to uncover the city’s intriguing past and we highly recommend a visit to the city's Reimeikan Museum.