About Us

Kagoshima Internationalization Council (KIC)

The Kagoshima Internationalization Council was established under the leadership of the Kagoshima Junior Chamber Inc., in April,1990. Already our membership consists of more than 100 business enterprises as well as individuals who wish to actively encourage relations between Kagoshima City and the rest of the world as a community. Our main purposes are: To promote internationalization in Kagoshima by providing information to our members and by strengthening our ties with other organizations. To encourage exchange activities, and through centers like the Visitor Center Update to provide information and advice both to visitors from overeas and to the local community.

Visitor Center Update

One means through which KIC can meet the needs of foreign visitors is through Visitor Center Update. At the “Update”, visitors can obtain advice and information in a variety of areas including information on tours, accommodation, shopping, restaurants, and transport services. English Newsletter “Update Newsletter” are published every month. The “Update” also serves as a liaison place to introduce other organizations for visitors from overseas.

Hours 9:30 A.M. ~ 5:00 P.M.
Closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays
Address 2F Hiratabashi Bldg., 8-13 Hirano-cho
Kagoshima City, 890-0848 Japan
TEL 099-224-8011
FAX 099-224-8012
E-mail update@po.synapse.ne.jp

Sights

Kurokami Buried Shrine Gate

Kurokami Buried Shrine Gate

The ash and the pumice of the huge eruption ...

Hirakawa Zoo

Hirakawa Zoo

Over 200 kinds animals including koalas, Pol...

Sakurjima Visitor Center

Sakurjima Visitor Center

Small size volcano museum.It shows you the m...

Kikaijima

Kikaijima

Kikaijima, abeautiful coral island is called...

Okinoerabujima

Okinoerabujima

Okinoerabu which is called the "Island of Fl...

Chiran Peace Museum

Chiran Peace Museum

It is the peach museum for Kamikaze Pilots. ...

February , 2024

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Event & Art

RYOMA HONEYMOON WALK in KIRISHIMA 2024 (龍馬ハネムーンウォーク in 霧島)

RYOMA HONEYMOON WALK in KIR...

start : Mar. 16, 2024

KAGOSHIMA MARATHON 2024

KAGOSHIMA MARATHON 2024

start : Mar. 03, 2024

MINAMI-SATSUMA GANJIN WALK 2024 <br />(Minami-satsuma Kaido Ganjin-no Michi-aruki<br /> / 第12回 南さつま海道 鑑真の道歩き)

MINAMI-SATSUMA GANJIN WALK ...

start : Feb. 24, 2024

Food & Drink