Scenes of Kagoshima
USD79 per person
Join your coach and travel through the city suburbs to the heart of Kagoshima. You'll pass Kinko Bay and witness the bronze statue of Saigo Takamori, one of the most influential samurai in Japanese history. Saigo Takamori lived during the late Edo Period and early Meiji Era, and has been dubbed "the last true samurai".
Shiroyama Park is located in downtown Kagoshima that extends over Mount Shiroyama. With an elevation of 351 feet, the mountain formerly served as the site of a castle fortification, which led to its name. Shiroyama literally translates to ‘Castle Mountain’ in Japanese. Continue on to the lookout point on Shiroyama and admire panoramic views of the city and Sakurajima Island, one of Japan's most active volcanoes (weather permitting). Sakurajima is considered the landmark of Kagoshima and rises over 3,000 feet above the waters of Kagoshima Bay. The volcano has erupted over 30 times in recorded history and is still mildly active today with minor eruptions taking place multiple times per day.
You'll make a stop at the Shochu Brewery to sample sweet potato spirits before your return drive to the pier.