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Enjoy local lifestyles in Center Kagoshima

by Koichi
(3) Reviews
8h $ 328 Price up to 4 people

Highlights

  • 1. Sengan-en & Shoko-shuseikan: feudal lord’s spectacular landscape garden and his residence along with heritages of industrial technologies
  • 2. Terukuni shrine: one of the most well-known shrine in Kyushu, which is dedicated to the feudal lord
  • 3. Mt. Sakurajima: very active volcano, registered as “Sakurajima-Kinkowan Geopark”

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327.52 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 10.68
Extra person.
$ 10.68

Overview

Meeting point (station, port, hotel, etc.) in Kagoshima city →
feudal lord's villa "Sengan-en" & museum of industrial heritages “Shoko-shuseikan” (landscape garden, heritage, craft) →
shrine for lords “Terukuni shrine” (local lifestyles, history, culture) →
lunch (off-the-beaten-track sushi restaurant) →
active volcano "Mt. Sakurajima(nature, landscape, hot spring/foot bath)" →
Meeting point

What to Expect

People in Kagoshima played very important roles during the Meiji Restoration, dynamic transition period of Japan’s modernization in 19C. Nariakira Shimadzu, 28th feudal lord, is one of the most well-known leaders at those times.

1. Sengan-en & Shoko-shuseikan
Let's enjoy Nariakira’s spectacular landscape garden and his residence along with heritages of industrial technologies he had introduced from western countries and developed in 19C. Some of the component parts of the world heritage are also located here.

2. Terukuni shrine
Let's visit one of the most well-Known shrine in Kyushu, which is dedicated to Nariakira, and feel the atmosphere of local lifestyles because a lot of residents visit here on occasions of seasonal events and family ceremonies, etc.

3. Mt. Sakurajima
Mt. Sakurajima is a very active volcano, and registered as “Sakurajima-Kinkowan Geopark”. Although it is located only 4km away from Kagoshima city across Kinko-wan bay, it often erupts and emit thick columns of smoke. If you are lucky, you will see an incredible sight, the smoke going up to 4,000~5,000m high.
Let's enjoy the landscape of whole Kagoshima city from the observatory, and relax thoroughly while bathing in a hot spring or a foot bath.

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Highlights

  • 1. Sengan-en & Shoko-shuseikan: feudal lord’s spectacular landscape garden and his residence along with heritages of industrial technologies
  • 2. Terukuni shrine: one of the most well-known shrine in Kyushu, which is dedicated to the feudal lord
  • 3. Mt. Sakurajima: very active volcano, registered as “Sakurajima-Kinkowan Geopark”

Important

What‘s included
guiding fee
What‘s not included
Travel costs (taxi or bus)・・・depending on the number of people, and type of transportation
Sengan-en admission fee・・・around 1600yen/p
Your lunch・・・1000~5000yen/p
Meeting Point
station, port, hotel, etc. in Kagoshima city
Ending Point
station, port, hotel, etc. in Kagoshima city
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.
Reviews ( 3 )
Excellent
2 months ago |   by Nopanun

“ Very Nice guide in Kagoshima ”

Sincere, flexible, and very helpful.

Excellent
2 months ago |   by MaryJane

“ Memorable Day ”

Fabulous day with Koichi.The highlight was having lunch in his home.His wife Emiko went all out to make our lunch very special.The table was set beautifully.We learned so much about the Japanese culture.His English is excellent & a fountain of information.He was the driver & guide so a comfortable day.You will not go wrong booking a day with Koichi. MJ - Canada

Very Good
2 months ago |   by Ng

“ Mt Aso/ Kamishikimi kumanoimasu tour ”

My family had a chance to visit the lovely Mt Aso and kamishikimi kumanoimasu shrine with Koichi-san in April. Koichi-san was attentive before the trip, and he also messaged us via Triplelights to ask our preferences and recommended us some local food to try during our trip in Kagoshima/Kumamoto. He was friendly and we were also pleasantly surprised when he informed he just recently bought the transport (his car). We were honoured to be his first guests in his new car. His english is good, and we would recommend him as a guide

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