Kagoshima, a seaside city on Japan's Kyushu Island, is the capital of Kagoshima Prefecture. It's best known for Sakurajima, an active volcano that faces Kinko Bay. At its base, the Nagisa Lava Trail leads to lava boulders and pine trees. Once set on an isolated island, the volcano became connected to the Osumi Peninsula after an eruption in 1914.
SHIROYAMA KANKO HOTEL
Situated on a verdant hillside, yet only 10 minutes away from Kagoshima-Chuo central station, this lovely hotel offers stunning views over the bay and provides good access to the city's best sights.
The spacious and comfortably furnished rooms offer beautiful sea views and of course all the standard amenities including wide-screen TV, refrigerator and high-speed internet.
Hotel Shiroyama has an astounding 15 restaurants serving a range of Western and Oriental cuisine. This includes several specialty restaurants dedicated to particular Japanese dishes, such as sushi, tempura, and teppanyaki. There is even a bar offering an impressive variety of locally produced, prize-winning ales from the Shiroyama Brewery.
Various spa facilities are available, as are indoor and outdoor hot spring baths. The quiet, hilltop location and the fantastic view make the experience of bathing here a truly peaceful and relaxing one.
TOKYU REI KAGOSHIMA
Right on the river, just 5 minutes' walk from Kagoshima-Chuo central station, this smart business class hotel provides an ideal base to start exploring the city's palm tree-lined streets. There are plenty of food options and various convenience stores nearby, as well as all of the shopping in the central station.
The rooms here are compact and well furnished with all the standard amenities and facilities.
On the 1st floor, Shangri-La restaurant offers a Western and Japanese-style buffet in the mornings. There is also a café on the first floor and a Japanese restaurant Azuma on the 3rd.