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Kagoshima Holidays

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Try yummy local dishes, including fried fish balls, herring sashimi and the famous black pork.

Hike or a kayak on Yakushima Island to enjoy its stunning forests of ancient cedar trees.

Get buried in sizzling hot sand in Ibusuki, where volcanic magma warms the town’s beaches.

Enjoy a warm welcome on holiday in Japan’s friendliest city. Kagoshima is known as the Japanese Naples, because of its mild climate, palm trees and active volcano, Sakurajima, which sits scenically across the bay. Soak away your cares in a Japanese onsen, or hot spring spa, which the Kagoshima area is famous for.

Be enchanted by the cherry blossom displays in spring, at sites such as Kotsukigawa Riverside and Yoshino Park. Walk among the serene ponds, streams and shrines of lovely Senganen Garden, snap the sensational views from the Shiroyama Observatory, or take a boat trip in Kinko Bay.

Then head to fairy-tale Yakushima Island, a UNESCO world heritage site. Here you can commune with 1000-year old cedar trees, feel the mist from cascading waterfalls and spot monkeys and deer. Kagoshima has great museums, shops and delicious cuisine too.

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When can we take you to Kagoshima?

Our ships travel around the world so there are times when they won’t be present in this port. The calendar shows you when one or more ships are departing on a cruise itinerary to Kagoshima. New itineraries will be added, so it’s worth checking back.

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The best of Kagoshima – things to see and do

Get a taste of local life and culture in Kagoshima. Delve into the ocean depths, shop for silk, pottery and cut glass, or discover Japanese ancient history in this friendly city.

Explore Japanese history

  • 120 ratings

Find out about Kagoshima history at the Reimeikan Museum, on the site of the city’s former castle. See a model village from the Middle Ages plus a display on ancient sword-making.

Bring back some souvenirs

  • 230 ratings

Shop for regional specialities to take home, including Satsuma Kiriko cut glass, Tsumugi silk, bamboo and wood products, and Satsuma-yaki pottery.

Go way back in time

  • 230 ratings

Visit the Uenohara Jomon no Mori archaeological park, one of the oldest sites of human habitation in Japan. See a recreated village of Jōmon-era dwellings, plus tools, pottery and artefacts.

Say hello to sea otters, crabs and dolphins

  • 230 ratings

The Kagoshima Aquarium has a vast tank housing schools of fish and rays. There’s a dolphin pool plus exhibitions of sea otters, giant crabs, coral reefs, electric eels and mangroves.

What ships can I choose for my Kagoshima cruise?

    Our ships travel around the world so there are times when they won’t be present in this location. so it’s worth checking back.

    Make the most of your holiday to Kagoshima with our amazing shore excursions

    With expert local guides, easy 24-hour cancellations, plus guaranteed first off ship and return-to-ship if your tour is delayed, our tailor-made shore excursions allow you to experience each incredible destination in a whole new way.

    On cruises to Kagoshima you can visit spectacular Sakurajima Island to see one of the most famous active volcanoes in the world, plus discover the delights of a gorgeous Japanese-style landscaped garden. To book the best of holidays to Kagoshima, see our most popular excursions below.

    Kagoshima Highlights

    Sakurajima Island is one of the most famous active volcanoes in the world. This tour will visit a famous Japanese style landscape garden as well as Sakurajima Island.

    Why book a shore excursion with us?

    Guaranteed first off ship

    Book a tour and you'll enjoy priority departure in port.

    Guaranteed Return To ship

    If our tours are delayed, the ship will wait for you!

    Safety First

    All our shore excursions are planned by insured partners, who adhere to the highest safety standards in the industry.

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    Explore unexpected Japan

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