Sakurajima Volcano Half Day Tour

Sakurajima Volcano towers over the city of Kagoshima City and is often considered the symbol of Kagoshima. Being an ...

The Land of Samurai: Kagoshima

Samurai are a well-known part of Japanese history and often one of the first things that comes to mind when thinking ...

Waterfalls of Kagoshima

If you follow this column, you’ll know that Kagoshima is full of wonderful nature, from the coastline to the ...

Kagoshima Matsuri: Festival Week #2

Continuing on with the theme of festivals from last issue, this week I have a couple more festivals to introduce. To ...

Kagoshima Matsuri: Festival Week #1

It’s festival season in Kagoshima! A traditional or culture festival is called matsuri(祭り) in Japanese. ...

Sweet Potatoes, a Pillar of Kagoshima Culture

  In Japanese, sweet potatoes are called “Satsuma Imo.” For those that know a little Kagoshima history, ...