Kyushu Island's southernmost city, the picturesque Kagoshima draws comparisons to Naples. Hot, sunny and in possession of its own towering stratovolcano - Sakurajima - this sparkling coastal destination boasts lush national parks, scenic mountains, hot springs, and a handful of intriguing historic sites. Kagoshima is also home to "Satsuma Cuisine" (Satsuma was the former name of the prefecture), distinct in its diversity and quality of ingredients. Kurobuta pork, sashimi (raw) chicken and Wagyu beef are just some of its indigenous culinary delights.
Kagoshima's central attraction is the imposing Sakurajima, which periodically erupts fine ash over the region. Volcanic activity aside, travelers can experience stunning Kirishima-Yaku National Park; with its lakes, onsens, waterfalls and yakusugi (ancient Japanese cedars). The city also has some cultural and historic diversions of note: the 18th-century Kirishima-jingu shrine, Kagoshima Castle, the bucolic Kirishima Open Air Museum, and Senganen Garden - whose shrines, ponds and manicured lawns date back to the Edo period.
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- Naoshima & Seto Inland Sea Islands
- Yakushima Island
Guests ought to prepare their eyes and hearts for breathtaking views at Shiroyama Kagoshima Hotel in Kagoshima, a city at the southwestern tip of the island of Kyushu, Japan. This hotel looms over city, over sea, and over mountain for an unforgettable sweeping panorama - and that’s not all: this luxury hotel offers top-notch amenities and services, destined to please any traveler. Guests can indulge in an in-suite Shiatsu massage, enjoy traditional cuisine with a view, and relax in their luxurious room after a day of shopping and sightseeing. In the center of this large city, Shiroyama Kagoshima Hotel is the perfect home-away-from-home.
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With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
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In my perpetual quest to find ever more fantastic remote destinations, I went to Kyushu, Japan’s southernmost island of her four main islands, in February 2016.
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