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Kirishima

3.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Waterfalls
The city of Kirishima, established in 2005 by the merging of several smaller towns, makes a popular base for exploring the volcanic mountain range of the surrounding national park. Although attractions in Kirishima itself are scarce, you'll find an abundance of scenic forest trails and parks nearby, as well as Shinto shrines. A plethora of hot spring resorts also generates tourism in Kirishima, sprinkled among the numerous volcanic spires and lakes. Plan your trip to Kirishima and other Japan destinations using our handy Japan holiday planner.
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Popular things to do in Kirishima

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Religious Site
Kirishima Shrine
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
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Landmark
Kareigawa Station
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Thermal Spa
Thermal Spas
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
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Waterfall
Maruo Falls
3.3
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Kirishima

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Religious Site
Kagoshima Jingu Shrine
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
Water Body
Onami Pond
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
Distillery
Kirishima Distillery
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
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Specialty Museum
Sora Stage
4.1
Duration: 1 hour

Nature in Kirishima

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Mountain
Mt. Shinmoe
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
Valley
Kirishima Plain
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Canyon
Kirishima Shinsuikyo
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
Forest
The Hundred Year Sulfur Valley
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes

Side trips from Kirishima

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Religious Site
Udo Shrine Nichinan
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Island
Aoshima Island Miyazaki
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
Aoshima Shrine Miyazaki
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
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Geologic Formation
Onino Sentakuita Miyazaki
4.1
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Kirishima

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Historic Site
Furumi Site
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
Historic Site
Tajachiho Dry Riverbed
3.6
Duration: 1 hour
Historic Site
Uehara Jomon Forest
3.6
Duration: 1 hour
Historic Site
Miyauragu
3.3
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Kirishima

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Art Museum
Matsushita Art Museum
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
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Natural History Museum
Takachihogawara Visitor Center
3.7
Duration: 30 minutes
Specialty Museum
Jomon Ruin Museum
3.3
Duration: 1 hour
Specialty Museum
Kirishima Mingeimura
2.8
Duration: 30 minutes

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