KAGOSHIMA

Geography

Kagoshima is located in the South West of Japan. Kagoshima consists of 2 peninsulas and about 20 islands. Total land area is 9,167 km which makes it the 10th biggest prefecture in Japan. Kagoshima is surrounded by the East China sea and the Pacific ocean, and about 600 km length from north to south. More than half of Kagoshima’s land is covered by volcanic ash. The Volcanic mountain “Mt. Sakurajima” is located
4km away from Kagoshima City. It’s active volcano brings us special nature and hot-springs. Kagoshima is the 2nd largest hot springs prefecture in Japan.

Climate

Kagoshima’s climate is sub-tropical. Kagoshima has warm weather and higher temperatures on average than the rest of Japan. Similar to the rest of West Japan, Kagoshima has basically high humidity in Summer (from June to the end of September). Winter in Kagoshima is cold, but it only snows a few times a year. The best season to visit Kagoshima climatically is Spring (April – May) before Rainy season (mid June – beginning of July) and Autumn (Oct-Nov.). Autumn is the best season to enjoy seasonal foods and also a good hot-spring season. If you are a marine sport lover, Kagoshima Summer is definitely the best!!

Avarage Temperature of Kagoshima (as of 1971-2000)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec AVG
Kagoshima 7.2 8.3 11.4 16.4 20.1 23.4 27.4 27.9 25.1 20.0 14.5 9.2 17.6
Tokyo 5.8 6.1 8.9 14.4 18.7 21.8 25.4 27.1 23.5 18.2 13.0 8.4 15.9

Average Precipitation of Kagoshima

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Kagoshima 87.4 102.7 160.6 229.8 259.0 399.5 303.7 213.1 216.4 106.1 87.6 70.9
Tokyo 257.3 272.9 427.0 425.6 454.6 697.1 324.9 296.0 398.6 303.8 270.6 230.4

Kagoshima People

Population of Kagoshima Prefecture : 1,768,131 (as of Feb. 2005)
Population of Kagoshima City : 605,543 (as of Feb. 2005)
Numbers of Foreigners living in Kagoshima Pref. : 5,753 (as of Dec. 2003)

Let’s talk in Kagoshima Dialect!

English Standard Kagoshiman
Thank you Arigatou gozaimasu Aigato Sagemoshita
Welcome Youkoso Yukusa ojjatta moshita
Please come in Oagari kudasai Agai yatta monse
many / a lot Takusan Zunbai
How much? Ikura desuka? Doshikona?
Handsome Kakkoii Yokanise
You Anata Ohan
I’m tired Tsukareta Daremoshita
Shame Hazukashi Genne
Sleepy Nemui Nebi

Sights

Yunohira Observatory

Yunohira Observatory

There are 3 observatories in Sakurajima; Yun...

Ruin of Uenohara Uenohara Jomon-no-mori

Ruin of Uenohara Uenohara Jomon-no-mori

About 9500 year old ruin was found at develo...

Jussoike Park &  Oku Jusso Ravine

Jussoike Park & Oku Jusso Ravine

Jussoike Park is one of the popular camping ...

Nagashima Art Museum

Nagashima Art Museum

The museum is located on a hill overlooking ...

Kirishima Hot Spring Resort

Kirishima Hot Spring Resort

You can easily find hot springs in Kirishima...

Sarugajyo Ravine

Sarugajyo Ravine

One of the popular chmping and swimming spot...

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Event & Art

TERUKUNI SHRINE ROKUGATSUDO 2019<br />(照国神社六月灯)

TERUKUNI SHRINE ROKUGATSUDO...

start : Jul. 15, 2019〜Jul. 16, 2019

The Tram Night: Farewell to “Heisei” And Welcome” Reiwa”

The Tram Night: Farewell to...

start : Apr. 30, 2019

The Job Fair in Kagoshima f...

start : Mar. 25, 2019

Food & Drink