3 Spots to Enjoy When Visiting Kagoshima and Sakurajima Together

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Sakurajima is one of Kagoshima’s iconic symbols, floating out in Kagoshima Bay. Many people are fascinated by the view of its small-scale eruptions nearly daily as it spews smoke. This time, we will be introducing 3 sightseeing spots near this popular tourist destination of Sakurajima!

1. Sengan-en

Sengan-en is one of Japan’s iconic daimyo gardens.
This garden that overlooks Sakurajima is home to an old daimyo residence, beautiful trees, flowers, a pond, restaurant, and even a souvenir shop.
Events that help visitors experience Japanese culture, such as experiences where you can put on full sets of armor, are also popular.

櫻島、火山、複式火山、錦江灣、鹿兒島縣、火山噴發、渡輪、清晨、朝霞
Sengan-en and Sakurajima

2. Io World Kagoshima City Aquarium

Located a 12-minute walk from Kagoshima Station, this aquarium boasts an excellent location that overlooks Sakurajima. 30,000 creatures across 500 different species are on display, with a focus on sea creatures found in Kagoshima.
From small creatures like jellyfish to large fish like whale sharks and tuna, you’ll find a huge variety here.

Io World Kagoshima City Aquarium
Io World Kagoshima City Aquarium
Address
3-1 Honkoshinmachi, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima
Official Website
Official Website (English)

3. Shiroyama Park Observation Deck

Shiroyama Park Observation Deck is a great place to take photos, offering a panoramic view of Sakurajima, Kagoshima Bay, and Kagoshima City. Shiroyama is a small mountain with an altitude of 107 meters, located in the center of the city. It is a place of plentiful nature, and visitors can enjoy a stroll along the promenade, making it a great place to relax for locals.
It is also a famous place for its stunning night view.

View from Shiroyama Park Observation Deck
View from Shiroyama Park Observation Deck
Address
22 Shiroyamacho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima
Official Website
Official Website (English)