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Sakurajima, Rose Garden Kanoya and Shochu brewery

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The shochu production season runs from late August to November, the same time as when fresh sweet potatoes are harvested. By witnessing the delicate manufacturing process and huge tanks that go into making shochu, you will deepen your respect to the brewers and your love for shochu.

Rose Garden Kanoya is Japan's largest rose garden, with 35,000 roses planted on a vast 8ha site. Rose Festivals are held in spring, late April to June and fall, late October to early December.

Kagoshima Tour Guide - Hitomi A.
Hitomi A.
5.00 / 5
(5 reviews)
09:30 AM

Meeting Point

at your hotel, cruise ship port or Kagoshima central station

10:20 AM

take a Sakurajima ferry to Osumi penuinsula

include 15 minutes ferry ride

One way ferry fare for per person is 200JPY, for a car 1,330JPY.

10:50 AM

Sakurajima observatory and lava road

stop at the Arimura observatory and drive through the lava road

12:00 PM

Kanoya Rose Garden and Black Pork lunch at Kuton

Rose Garden Kanoya is Japan's largest rose garden, with 35,000 roses planted on a vast 8ha site. The Kanoya Rose Festival is held in spring and fall, when the roses are in full bloom. In particular, the spring flowering season takes advantage of Kagoshima's warm climate, and it is the first in the country to reach full bloom around Golden Week in May every year.

Spring rose season is from late April to late June. All the roses in the garden are in full bloom! This is the only time you can enjoy climbing roses!

Autumn rose season is from late October to early December. The colors become more vivid as the temperature drops. Feel the color and scent of each flower!

After strolling through the gardens, enjoy a lunch of specialty pork and beef at Kuton, a local restaurant with panoramic views.

02:00 PM

shochu brewery tour

The shochu production season runs from late August to November, the same time as when fresh sweet potatoes are harvested. By witnessing the delicate manufacturing process and huge tanks that go into making shochu, you will deepen your respect to the brewers and your love for shochu.

"Tradition and Challenge" to deliver delicious shochu: by inheriting the wisdom and tradition of brewery's long history and exploring new flavors that meet modern needs, being gained the support of many customers.

03:40 PM

take a ferry to Kagoshima city

include 40 minutes ferry ride

One way ferry fare for per person is 500JPY, for a car 1900JPY

04:30 PM

End of the tour

Ending Point

at your hotel, cruise ship port or Kagoshima central station.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

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What‘s not included

Transportation : Up to 8 people, you can charter a jumbo taxi for 48,000 JPY.

The one-way Sakurajima ferry fare : per person is 200JPY, a jumbo taxi is 2,390JPY.

The one-way Tarumizu ferry fare : per peraon is 500JPy, a jumbo taxi is 2,750JPY.

The entrance fee to the Rose Garden is 630 JPY per person.

Lunch costs about 2000 JPY.

Tour Important Information

This tour involves some walking, make sure to wear comfortable shoes.

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Kagoshima Tour Reviews

Simply Brilliant!

Right from the outset Hitomi was a joy to deal with. She was responsive to our communications and interested in our needs on the day. Hitomi put together a perfect itinerary for us and was really fun to be with all day, providing a fascinating local perspective. We loved the ferry ride to Mount Sakurajima, its footbaths and observatory as well as the Sengam-en Feudal Lord villa. However the real highlight was lunch in an amazing restaurant cooking our wagyu beef on the integrated table barbecue. What an experience! We’d highly recommend Hitomi to anyone. You won’t be disappointed!!

Simon F.

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I was the one who had the most fun during the tour. You people were so kind and sweet and so fun to be around and talk to. As expected, the best attraction was Bakuro's Wagyu Beef Yakiniku! Please come back to Kagoshima in the near future to find the best antique Satsuma ware. I wish you all the best!

Wonderful day in kagoshima

Hitomi was a wonderful guide! Unfortunately we didn’t have great weather but she certainly made the most of it and was very flexible to our schedule due to weather. She also took us to the best lunch we have had in Japan. Would absolutely recommend!

Lindsey M.

Thank you very much for your wonderful review! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed Kagoshima and Wagyu beef yakiniku. I also enjoyed guiding you around Senganen Cat shrine. By now you are definitely having a great time with your beloved cat and dog. with many thanks.

J

June lynn H.

5 / 5
Mar 24, 2024

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Due to circumstances the plan was changed but Hitomi was quick to adapt. As it was cloudy we could not see the top of Sakurajima but still learnt a lot at the visitor Center. The highlight though was the wagyu lunch as it pleased some tough critics. Hoping to come back again and hopefully see the full view of Sakurajima.

June lynn H.

Thank you for your tour review. I really like the title "Hidden Sakurajima'' and the phrase "some tough critics." I thought there was only one tough critic, but there were actually some! you are such a great writer. It was a shame that the weather and the cherry blossoms weren't in bloom yet, but I'm glad you enjoyed the Wagyu Yakiniku. Continue your wonderful cruise ship journey! Please come back to Kagoshima again! Also, please give my best wishes to each and every member of your family. .

$418/ per group

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