Surrounding the hotel are landmarks exuding the history of Japan as well as nature spots.

Tourist Attractions

  • Sakurajima


    [ 38 minute drive from the hotel ]

    • nature

    Floating in Kinko Bay, Sakurajima is the symbol of Kagoshima. This composite volcano consists of two main peaks, Kitadake and Minamidake. The island has been designated part of the Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park. Upon arrival, head to the Sakurajima Visitor Center first!

  • Kagoshima City Aquarium (Io World)

    Kagoshima City Aquarium (Io World)

    [ 8 minute drive from the hotel]

    • nature

    This aquarium boasts a location right in front of Kagoshima's symbol, Sakurajima. On display here are nearly 30,000 specimens from 500 species, primarily creatures from the seas of Kagoshima.

  • Sengan-en


    [ 12 minute drive from the hotel ]

    • culture

    Sengan-en, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, is a renowned feudal garden in Kagoshima built nearly 350 years ago as the residence of the Shimazu Clan of the Satsuma Domain.

  • Reimeikan


    [ 7 minute drive from the hotel]

    • culture

    This prefectural historical archive center is located on the site of Kagoshima (Tsurumaru) Castle, the former stronghold of the Shimazu Clan. It houses exhibitions and conducts research on Kagoshima's history, folklore, and cultural heritage, with a collection of 155,000 valuable cultural artifacts.

  • Kagoshima City Museum of Art

    Kagoshima City Museum of Art

    [ 5 minute drive from the hotel]

    • culture

    Established in 1954, this art museum has a long history. Exhibits feature artists who contributed to modern Western-style painting in Japan, such as Kuroda Seiki, Fujishima Takeji, and Wada Eisaku, as well as everything from Impressionist paintings by Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Picasso, Dali, Warhol, and Rodin to contemporary Western art and famous pieces of Satsuma porcelain and Satsuma kiriko (faceted glass).

  • Museum of the Meiji Restoration

    Museum of the Meiji Restoration

    [ 5 minute drive from the hotel]

    • culture

    This historical sightseeing destination lets visitors see at a glance the entire history of the Satsuma domain during the end of the shogunate and the Meiji Restoration. The museum is located in Kajiyacho, the birthplace of such prominent figures as Saigo Takamori and Okubo Toshimichi, who played key roles in the Restoration.

  • Hirakawa Zoo

    Hirakawa Zoo

    [ 34 minute drive from the hotel ]

    • nature

    This immensely popular zoo is the only zoo in Kyushu where you can see koalas. Here, giraffes and zebras amble against a backdrop of Sakurajima and Kinko Bay.