Kagoshima is Kyushu’s southernmost major city and the heart of Kagoshima Prefecture. 28 unique islands dot the perimeter. There are infinite ways to enjoy Kagoshima: the grand natural landscape of the active volcano Sakurajima, the rich history of men who contributed to the modernization of Japan, the liberating zoo and aquarium, bubbling hot springs, Kinko Bay cruising. You can enjoy the wonderful nature, distinctive traditional culture and local foods of these exotic islands. Shops and restaurants line the streets.