Useful Tips



In almost all main banks indicating an authorized money exchange, you can exchange money. Banking hours are only from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. weekdays, so you have to check the time carefully. You can also exchange money at hotels, travel agencies with authorized money exchange signs displayed. There is no exchange office in Kagoshima.

Travellers’ checks are not readily accepted in Kagoshima. You can exchange them at banks, hotels and travel agencies indicated by a sign announcing an authorized money exchange.

Credit Cards

Credit cards are accepted in department stores, restaurants and hotels, but not cheap restaurants and shops. VISA is the most widely accepted card, but AMEX, Diners and Master Card are also recognised.

To get cash by credit cards:

* Automatic Teller Machines in Kagoshima Chuo Station : Machines accepting various (overseas) credit cards are available at the Cashing corners next to a convenience store and behind Starbacks Coffee on the 1st floor of Kagoshima Chuo Station.

* Automatic Teller Machines in post offices accept overseas published credit cards in Kagoshima. Cashing machines are usually placed inside of post office. Most post offices closed at 5:00 and weekends. Main post offices close at 7:00 and on Sunday.

* You can get cash by VISA at Sumitomo Bank near Izuro (Tenmonkan). You need to show your passport. Sumitomo bank opens from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. weekdays.

Tourist Information

  • “i” information center
    Kagoshima Prefecture Federation of Tourism

    Ken Sangyo-kaikan 3F, 9-1 Meizan-cho, Kagoshima City
    Tel: 099-223-5771 / Fax: 099-225-7484 08:30 ~ 17:15 (Closed: weekends & holidays)
    near Tenmonkan
  • Kagoshima Chuo Station Tourist Information Center
    2F Kagoshima Chuo Station, Kagoshima City
    Tel: 099-253-2500
    08:30 ~ 19:00 (Open throughout the year)
    Kagoshima Chuo Station
  • Kagoshima City Information Center in Tenmonkan
    1-38 Higashisengoku-cho, Kagoshima City
    Tel: 099-239-3606
    09:30 ~ 18:00 (Open throughout the year except Dec. 31, Jan. 1 & 2)
  • Kagoshima Convention & Visitors Bureau
    7F Kyance Bldg. 10 Chuo-cho, Kagoshima City
    Tel: 099-286-4700 / Fax: 099-286-4710 / 09:00 ~ 17:00 (Closed: weekends & holidays)
    near Kagoshima Chuo Station
  • Visitor Center Update
    4F Hiratabashi Bldg., 8-13 Hirano-cho, Kagoshima
    Tel: 099-224-8011 / Fax: 099-224-8012 09:30 ~ 17:00 (Closed: Weekends & holidays)
    near Tenmonkan
  • Kagoshima Airport Information Center
    822 Fumoto Mizobe-cho, Kirishima-chity Kagoshima/0995-58-2115
    07:45 ~ until last flight (Open throughout the year)
    Kagoshima Airport


Name Address & Phone Hours Fee
Tenmonkan Area
nternational Exchange Plaza 1F Kenmin kouryu center 14-50 Yamashita-cho, Kagoshima City Tel: 099-221-6620 09:00 a.m. ~ 17:00 p.m. Closed: Monday Free for 30 min.
Comic & Internet Cafe “Jiyuukuukan” 3&4F, 3-5 Nakamachi, Kagoshima City Tel: 099-219-4660 24 hours everyday \280 for first 30 min. (need year dues
Kagoshima Chuo Station Area
Yoka Center 7F Kyance Bldg. 10 Chuo-cho, Kagoshima City
Same Building as Daiei In front of Kagoshima Chuo Station.
09:00 a.m. ~ 21:00 p.m.
Closed: 1st & 3rd. Mon.
Free for 30 min.
Comic & Internet Cafe
“Comic Buster”
4F Daiichi NT Bldg. 3-1 Chuo-cho, Kagoshima city
*Few min. walk from the Station.
24 hours ¥280 for first 30min
(need year dues: ¥200)
Sunyell 1-4-1 Arata-cho
09:30 ~ 21:30
(Sun & Holidays: 09:30 ~ 18:00)

Useful Telephone Numbers

  • Directory Assistance (Nationwide, 24 hours service)
  • International Operation
  • Domestic Operation
  • Japan Travel Phone(Free dial)
    You can get information of events and transportation for all of Japan in English and other major languages. There is a toll free number for calls outside of Tokyo and Kyoto. The service is available all year round from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Kagoshima Immigration Office


  • Fire & Ambulance
  • Police


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