Kinkouwan (Kagoshima Bay) Kagoshima, Japan - Top Travel Destination

Kinkouwan (Kagoshima Bay)


City: Kagoshima


Car/Bus Only

Address: 9684-2 Yoshino-cho, Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima-ken



“Designated as one of Japan’s 100 Famous Views, Kagoshima Bay (also known as Kinko Bay) covers an area of 1130km², extending for about 80 kilometres from north to south, and 20km from east to west.

Sakurajima is one of the main symbols of the Kagoshima Prefecture. Sakurajima has historically been known as an active volcano. Once an island, the eruption in 1914 joined the island to the adjacent Osumi Peninsula. You can still see the lava fields on the island as a testament to the history of the eruptions of the volcano.

Also, consider visiting Mt. Shiroyama which is known as the battlefield of the last hard-fought battle during the Meiji Restoration. Here, you can have a great view of the Kagoshima Bay, waves as well as Sakurajima. Drop by Sengan-En Garden (Iso-Teien Garden) which was constructed as a guest house of the Kagoshima Castle (Tsurumaru Castle).”

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