Trip with a Rent a Car in Kagoshima pref: Three unmissable spots in Kagoshima City
What we'll do
Must-see spots include the Formerly Kagoshima Spinning Plant Engineer Museum built near the end of the Edo period that are nationally important cultural properties, and also Senganen Garden, a garden that has been registered as a World Heritage site where you can see a majestic view of Sakurajima and Kagoshima Bay. After that, go around to the Sakamoto Kurozu Information Centre that has maintained a traditional manufacturing method of black vinegar since the Edo period. How would you like to further enhance sightseeing in Kagoshima by taking this tour that allows you to experience history in depth?
We can meet here, at the TOYOTA Rent a Car Kagoshima Airport Shop.
From the airport, 3-minute drive toward Mizobe Interchange.
The type of car we rent and the rental fee will depend on the number of people participating in the tour.
*One-way: Available inside / outside the prefecture
- Price per person
- 6,325 JPY ~ / person
- Max participants
- Up to 4 people
- Hosted in English
- Things you need to know before the tour
Things you'll need:
-Money to buy lunch
-Transportation fees to get you to the meeting place
1Formerly Kagoshima Spinning Plant Engineer Museum
Ijinkan was built in 1867 as a lodging facility for British engineers working at a Western-style spinning mill. The blended Western styles of the verandas and exterior of the building is reminiscent of the westernization of Meiji-era Japan, and the site has been designated as a National Historic Landmark and Important Cultural Property. In 2015, it was also registered as a World Heritage Site due to its part in influencing the Industrial Revolution of Meiji-era Japan. The interior of the building has been modernized and a number of pictures and documents are on display, letting visitors feel as if they have slipped back in time.
Sengan-en Garden is a Japanese garden that was created in 1658. It is designed so as to skillfully incorporate the view of Sakurajima and Kagoshima Bay as borrowed scenery. Distinctive for its wonderful scenery and vastness, it is a Nationally Designated Site of Scenic Beauty. A residence that was used by the Royal Lord in the old days stands in the center of the garden. Here, you can catch a glimpse of the way of life back in those days. The garden also has other facilities such as a restaurant, souvenir shop, and museum.
3Sakamoto Kurozu Information Centre
The Sakamoto Kurozu Information Center located in Kagoshima prefecture, is quite the unique tourist spot, being a facility where you can learn about the traditional methods of making black vinegar and it's history in the area. There is also a restaurant available onsite which serves Chinese-style seasonal dishes made with the Kurozu (black vinegar). Not only is the Kurozu vinegar made onsite, but also stored in magnificent fashion in massive black earthenware jars where it is aged for a year under the sun the traditional way. For visitors looking to learn about Japanese history, or for foodies looking for a rare dish, the Sakamoto Kurozu Information Center is a great place to stop.