Old forest in Yakushima, Kagoshima, Kyushu, Japan

Kagoshima Travel Guide

Kagoshima Prefecture | Travel Guide

If you come to Japan on a cruise ship, you will likely visit Kagoshima on the southern island of Kyushu. But also if you have the opportunity to come to Kyushu on your Japan trip over land, the southernmost province is worth a visit. Sakurajima‘s active volcano is a famous sight in Kagoshima, but as you will see in this travel guide, there is more to do!

Divers and snorkelers will love this prefecture for its underwater life and gorgeous beaches. There are primeval forests in Yakushima, great hiking on Mt. Kaimondake, and a wonderful Japanese landscape garden in Sengan-en.