Tarumizu 1000 Ginkgo Park
~Visit The Golden Forest with The View of Kagoshima Bay~

The autumn, with it’s colored trees has come.
In this season, many people visit the Ginkgo Park in Tarumizu, on the opposite shore of Kagoshima city.

The Glowing Ginkgo Park

Walking along the golden line of ginkgo trees, you will feel like you are in a movie scene.

This 4.5-hectare ginkgo park was cleared by the owner couple from 1978, and they planted ginkgo trees year after year.
They opened the park which has 1,200 ginkgo trees, to the public.
This park won the 1st Kagoshima Good View Award in 2011.

Entrance is free!


The View of The Bay from The Park

Climbing up the stairs, you will come out on a hill with two benches, and the view from there with Sakurajima, Kinko Bay (Kagoshima Bay), and Mt.Kaimon is spectacular.



Lighting-up at Night

During the best season of gingko color, the trees are lit up at night.


The Light-up period and The Time

November 22nd (Fri) ~ December 8th (Sum), 2019
18:00 ~ 21:00


The Ginkgo Color Change Information

Tarumizu city uploads photos to show the ginkgo color to people on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Visit the Tarumizu City Official Website to see the photos.


From Kagoshima City
(Kagoshima Chuo Station → Kamoike Ferry Terminal → Kamoike Port → Tarumizu 1000 Gingko Park)

1.From Kagoshima Chuo Station to Kamoike Ferry Terminal: About 30 minutes by Kagoshima Kotsu Bus (Fee: 160 yen/adult)
2.From Kamoike Ferry Terminal to Kamoike Port: About 45 minutes by ferry (Fee: 500 yen/adult)
3.From Kamoike Port to the Tarumizu 1000 Ginkgo Park: About 12 minutes by car (Fee: About 2,000 yen by taxi)


From Tarumizu City Center

From Tarumizu City Center to the Tarumizu 1000 Ginkgo Park: About 10 minutes by car
*There is no regular bus service.



Parking Area

This year, 3 parking lots (Parking Lot 1, Parking Lot 2, Temporary Parking Lot 4) are available.


Parking Lot 1

Place: In the Tarumizu 1000 Ginkgo Park
Number of Parking Spaces: 33 
Details: No charge / Available All Year / Buses are prohibited / U-turn prohibited


Parking Lot 2

Place: Old Prefectural Road Next to The Park
Number of Parking Spaces: 25
Available Period: November 16 (Sat) ~ November 22 (Fri)
November 25 (Mon) ~ November 28 (Thu)
December 3 (Tue) ~ December 6 (Fri)
Details: No charge
During the season, this parking lot is available only on the days the shuttle bus is not operated.
(For shuttle bus information, please see the details about temporary parking lot 4)
One-way / Buses are prohibited / U-turn prohibited


Temporary Parking Lot 4

Place: Near the Tarumizu City Hall / About 5 km from the Tarumizu 1000 Ginkgo Park towards Tarumizu city center
Number of Parking Spaces: About 250
Available Period: November 23 (Sat) ~ November 24 (Sun)
November 29 (Fri) ~ December 2 (Mon)
December 7 (Sat) ~ December 8 (Sun)
Details: During the period above, there is a shuttle bus service operated from this parking lot to the Tarumizu 1000 Gingko Park from 9:00 to 17:00 every 15 minutes to 20 minutes. It takes about 10 minutes from the parking lot to the park. The shuttle bus operation is subject to change because of weather.


Entrance Fee



Please enjoy the beautiful scenery and the limited time, seasonal romantic golden path!






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