15 Sights in Kagoshima, Japan (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Kagoshima, Japan. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 15 sights are available in Kagoshima, Japan.

Sightseeing Tours in Kagoshima

1. Saigo Nanshu memorial museum

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Saigo Nanshū Honor Museum (西郷南洲明彰館) is a museum located in Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. Opened in July 1978, it is located next to the Nansu Shrine Saigo Takamori Cemetery in Nansu Park. Centered on Saigo Takamori, the exhibition exhibits Okubo Toshimichi and the Meiji Restoration, and nearby are the stone wall of the ruins of a private school where the Saigo army rose up in the Seinan War, Shiroyama, where the last battle was held, Saigo Cave, and the place where Saigo Takamori ended. It is also located in the old town of Kagoshima City (Uemachi district), and has many historical ruins such as the ruins of Fukushoji Temple.

Wikipedia: 西郷南洲顕彰館 (JA)

2. Museum Shoko Shuseikan Main Building

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Museum Shoko Shuseikan Main Building Yanajin / CC BY-SA 3.0

Shōkō Shuseikan (尚古集成館) is a museum located in Yoshino-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. It opened on May 22, 1923 as part of the Shuseikan project started by Shimazu Nariakira, the 28th head of Satsuma Domain. Currently, it is operated by Shimadzu Kogyo and exhibits historical materials related to the Shimazu family, Satsuma kiriko, Satsuma ware, etc. The main building was built in 1865 and is an important cultural property of Japan. It is adjacent to Sengan-en. It was the first Western-style stone building in Japan to use arches.

Wikipedia: 尚古集成館 (JA), Website

3. 旧五大石橋:武之橋

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The Kōtsuki River Goishi Bridge (甲突川五石橋) is a group of stone bridges that once spanned the Kōtō River that flows through Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. From upstream, Yugang Bridge, Shinshang Bridge, Nishida Bridge, Koryo Bridge, and Takenobashi Bridge. 1993/(Heisei 5) August 6 Kagoshima Great FloodCaused two of the five stone bridges, Shinjo Bridge and Takenobashi, were washed away, and three bridges, Tamae Bridge, Nishida Bridge, and Korai Bridge, were relocated to Ishibashi Memorial Park in Hamacho and preserved.

Wikipedia: 甲突川五石橋 (JA)

4. 鹿児島神社

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Kagoshima Shrine (鹿島神社, Kagoshima-jinja) is a shrine located in Kusamuta 2-chome, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. Formerly known as "Uji (Uji) Se Shrine", it was a prefectural shrine. It is said to be the landowner god of Kagoshima, and during the feudal period, it was considered one of the three shrines of Kagoshima (Ichinomiya Shrine, Kagoshima Shrine, and Kawakami Tenmangu), and was also called Ninomiya. It is adjacent to the Gokoku Shrine in Kagoshima Prefecture.

Wikipedia: 鹿児島神社 (鹿児島市) (JA)

5. 南方神社

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Minamikata Shrine (南方神社, Minamikata-jinja) is a shrine located in Shimizu-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan, and is the leader of the five shrines in Kagoshima. It is a branch of Shinshu Suwa Taisha and is also called Suwa Shrine. The lord of Satsuma was highly revered, but he lost his protection and declined. In 2004, the shrine building was demolished due to aging. The current shrine building was rebuilt in 2010.

Wikipedia: 南方神社 (鹿児島市) (JA)

6. Sengan-En

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Sengan-En STA3816 / CC BY-SA 3.0

Sengan-en (仙巌園) is a Japanese garden attached to a former Shimazu clan residence in Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. Designated a Place of Scenic Beauty, together with the adjacent Shōko Shūseikan it forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution: Iron and Steel, Shipbuilding and Coal Mining. Sengan-en is managed by Shimadzu Ltd.

Wikipedia: Sengan-en (EN), Website

7. Museum of the Meiji Restoration

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The Museum of the Meiji Restoration is a history museum in Kagoshima, Japan. Located by the Kōtsuki River, it is a gallery where visitors can learn about the Meiji Restoration. In the basement hall, sound, light, and robots are used to present a three-dimensional experience of the Meiji Restoration. On the first floor, exhibits describe the people, things, and events of Satsuma Province.

Wikipedia: Museum of the Meiji Restoration (EN), Website

8. Ishibashi Park

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Ishibashi Park daigo / CC BY-SA 3.0

Ishibashi Park is a park in Hama-machi, Kagoshima, Japan. At the end of the Edo period, local lord Shimazu Shigehide had five bridges, collectively called the Gosekkyō, built across the Kōtsuki River. Two of them collapsed in floods in 1993. The remaining three were moved to a new location and restored. Ishibashi Park consists of these three bridges and a museum.

Wikipedia: Ishibashi Park (EN)

9. Sekiyoshi Sluice Gate of Yoshino Leat

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Sekiyoshi no Hydrophobic Ditch is an irrigation canal located in Shimoda-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan, Japan. Built in 1852 (Kaei 6), it was used as a power source for the Shuseikan project carried out by Shimazu Nariakira, the 28th head of Satsuma Domain.

Wikipedia: 関吉の疎水溝 (JA)

10. Kasuga Shrine

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Kasuga Shrine (Kasuga Jinja) is a Shinto shrine located about 450 meters northeast of JR Kagoshima Station in Kasuga-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. A shrine affiliated with the Kasuga Grand Shrine. The fourth largest shrine of the five shrines in Kagoshima.

Wikipedia: 春日神社 (鹿児島市) (JA)

11. 南洲神社

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Nanshū Shrine (南洲神社, Nanshu-jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. The former company is an unqualified company. It is located north of the Nanzhou Cemetery, where the war dead of the Saigo Army in the Civil War are buried.

Wikipedia: 南洲神社 (JA), Website

12. 潮見橋

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Shiomibashi is a bridge over the Wada River that flows through the southern part of Kagoshima City. Until 2006, it was a stone bridge, but it was removed due to river improvement work on the Wada River. On the parapet of the stone bridge was written "Shiho Mihashi".

Wikipedia: 潮見橋 (JA)

13. 七ツ島の碑

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Nanatsujima (七ツ島, Nanatsujima) is a town located in Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. The postal code is 891-0132. It has a population of 8 people and 8 households (as of April 1, 2020). There are Nanatsushima 1-chome and Nanatsushima 2-chome.

Wikipedia: 七ツ島 (鹿児島市) (JA)

14. 照国神社

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Terukuni jinja (照国神社) is a Shinto shrine in the city of Kagoshima in Kagoshima Prefecture in Japan. This shrine is considered to be a dwelling place for the kami of Shimazu Nariakira, whose posthumous name is Terukuni Daimyōjin (照国大明神).

Wikipedia: Terukuni shrine (EN)

15. 腹五社神社

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Haragosha Shrine (belly gosha jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Kurokami-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. The former shrine is a village shrine. It is also written as "Hara Gosha Shrine".

Wikipedia: 腹五社神社 (JA)


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