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

Fukiage-hama Kaihin Koen (吹上浜海浜公園)

Fukiage-hama Kaihin Koen (吹上浜海浜...

Fukiagehama is long sand dune which stretch ...

Chiran Samurai Houses

Chiran Samurai Houses

Samurai houses and gardens which were built ...

Kagoshima City Aquarium “Io World”

Kagoshima City Aquarium “Io Wor...

The aquarium introduces sea creatures which ...

Cape Sata

Cape Sata

Sata cape is the most southern tip of Japan ...

Sakurajima Umizuri Koen (Sakurajima Sea Fishing Park / 桜島海づり公園)

Sakurajima Umizuri Koen (Sakurajima S...

This park is located next to Sakurajima port...

Miyama (Higashiichiki) The Town of Satsuma pottery

Miyama (Higashiichiki) The Town of Sa...

Our Satsuma-yaki has over 400 years history...

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Event & Art

2017MINAMI-OSUMI TOWN NEJIME DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL <br />(2017南大隅町ねじめドラゴンボートフェスティバル)

2017MINAMI-OSUMI TOWN NEJIM...

start : Oct. 29, 2017

KIRISHIMA CITY FIREWORKS FESTIVAL 2017<br /> (霧島市花火大会)

KIRISHIMA CITY FIREWORKS FE...

start : Sep. 30, 2017

NANSHU SHRINE ANNUAL FESTIV...

start : Sep. 24, 2017

Food & Drink