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Kagoshima, Japan-port

Kagoshima is Japan’s southernmost major city, and is nicknamed the “Naples of the Eastern World,” based on its caldera bay location, hot climate, and volcano. The majestic view of Mt Sakurajima, one of the world's most active volcanoes, dominates the city's landscape, towering over the beautiful Kinko Bay. The city abounds in historic sightseeing spots such as the memorial site of St. Francisco Xavier, who landed in Kagoshima and first introduced Christianity to Japan.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Highlights of Kagoshima
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Sand Bath Experience At Ibusuki Hakusuikan
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Vinegar Brewery and Shoshu Liquor Distillery
    Light Activity /WalkingRegent Choice

Highlights of Kagoshima

Light Activity /Walking

Duration: 4 1/2 hours

Tour Code: KOJ-001

Discover the pristine natural beauty, flora and fauna of Japan during orientation tours of Kagoshima and Sakurajima, home to an active volcano.

Depart Kagoshima Pier for the drive to Kagoshima Honko Port, where you will board the ferry to Sakurajima. Still a mildly-active volcano, Mt. Sakurajima faces Kagoshima, and rises magnificently above Kinko Bay. The majestic volcano constantly emits smoke, at times thousands of feet high. Upon arrival at Sakurajima Port, you will visit Arimura Observatory. Located on a small hill created by a volcanic eruption, Arimura is the closest observatory to the south crater of Mt. Sakuraijma, and one of the few places on the earth from which guests can observe the power of this imposing monolith.

Next, you will take the ferry back to Kagoshima Honko Port, then visit the Sengan-en Garden, or Iso Garden. Nestled in the foreground of Mt. Sakurajima and Kinko Bay, this garden is a fine specimen of Japanese landscape gardening. Your tour will conclude with a visit to the Shoko Shuseikan, an old textile mile-tuned-museum where relics of the cultural development of Kagoshima during the past 70 years are displayed.

Following your tour, you will rejoin your coach for the return drive to the pier and ship.