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Best things to do in Kagoshima

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

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“ 薩摩料理、居酒屋 【Kagomma Hurusato Yataimura】 You can enjoy Kagoshima’s cuisine, known as Satsuma Cuisine (薩摩料理, Satsuma Ryōri) and feel the old Japanese atmosphere.”
2 locals recommend
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“"MUJAKI": Famous Shaved ice shop: “Kakigori” is a famous Japanese summer desert made of shaved ice, served with various syrups, and sometimes with assorted toppings. "Shiro kuma"白熊( meaning Polar bear) is a must-eat dessert!! In summer, many people line up for this sweet!!”
3 locals recommend
History Museum
“幕末の薩摩や日本の様子と明治維新を支えた偉人達の姿を提示、映像、ゲームなど多彩な演出で分かりやすく紹介。幕末、明治維新が楽しく学べる。1階では西郷、大久保など英雄のエピソードや薩摩独特の「郷中教育」を分かりやすく解説。メインは地下一階の「維新体感ホール」。ここでは2本のドラマ「維新への道」と「薩摩スチューデント、西へ」を上演。薩摩の先人が語りかけ、ドラマチック。必見。 【Museum of Meiji Restoration】 At this museum, visitors can learn about the Bakumatsu (end of Edo) period and Meiji Restoration in a fun way through easy-to-understand displays, movies and games featuring the state of Satsuma (current Kagoshima) and Japan during the Bakumatsu period and the great people who supported the Meiji Restoration. ”
3 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
2 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“"Dolphin port" : restaurants & cafes The view from here facing Mt. Sakurajima is magnificent. There is a free Footbath onsen "Ashi yu"足湯.”
5 locals recommend
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Park
“SENGANEN - The historical park surrounding the Satsuma lord residence, with Sakurajima volcano view + closeby Iso beach. Connected with Cocon House (Kamou) by direct city bus NB10 in 40mn.”
2 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Kagoshima Aquarium(Io World Kagoshima Suizokukan) You can see a giant whale shark & dolphins shows.”
1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“没後50年祭記念として鹿児島市出身の彫刻家で渋谷の「忠犬ハチ公」の制作者・安藤照が8年をかけ製作し、昭和12年(1937年)5月23日に銅像が完成しました。わが国初の陸軍大将の制服姿で、城山を背景に仁王立ちする高さ8メートルの堂々たるモニュメントです。本体5.76メートル、土台1.21メートル、築山7.27メートル。”
1 local recommends
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Lodging
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“"Shiroyama Kanko Hotel" : a finest hotel in Kagoshima!! Shiroyama literally means "castle mountain" in Japanese. The view from the top of the hill over Kagoshima city is a beautiful!! You can hike or take a free shuttle bus up to the top of hill. Good for Breakfast & Lunch. Little expensive for dinner. "Satsuma no Yu"さつまの湯, open-air hot spring (onsen), is the best Onsen in Kagoshima city. But little expensive compared to other Onsens in the city.”
2 locals recommend