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At the southern tip of the Kyushu Island and at the foot of the Sakurajima volcano the city of Kagoshima is located. This beautiful city by the sea is famous for its pleasant and modest climate which is mainly a characteristic of the European islands.
This is the reason why Kagoshima is sometimes called 'Naples of the Eastern World'. Apart from being one of the natural splendors of Japan the city of Kagoshima also has a rich history behind it. It was the threshold of the missionary infiltration in Japan since the 16 th century. The wonders of the western industrial revolution made its way into Japan through the city of Kagoshima. It was also one of the most important seats of Meiji restoration and the many revolutionaries called Kagoshima their home. In the 21 st century, this was the major city of the Kagoshima prefecture. The famous admiral Togo Heihachiro who was attributed with the title 'Nelson of the Orient', hails from this region.

Kagoshima has evolved as one of the famous tourist spots where visitors from all around the world flock to enjoy the wonders of nature. Mount Sakurajima which is also known as the Vesuvius of Kagoshima is the main attraction. The city is a proud possessor of a landscape garden of Japanese style called the Senganen. To feel the vibrant lifestyle of Kagoshima try visiting the 'Amu Plaza', a new shopping mall, which is also a favorite hangout of the younger crowd.

The hot springs around the city, the pleasant climate and the amiable local residents is a perfect holiday destination which can be tried out some time.


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Last Updated on: December 12th, 2017