Kagoshima City offers visitors a plethora of experiences. From breath-taking sights to exciting activities to culinary delights, the city has it all. Allow us to introduce you to the tours showcasing Sakurajima and Kinko Bay, where you can indulge in all the charms Kagoshima can offer. These tours offer a once-in-a-lifetime experience that cannot be found in regular tours.

Spectacular volcanic sea kayaking and lava canyon trekking with a globetrotting adventurer

Guide Nomi Nomoto has undertaken several daring adventures that have taken him across the world. These include a thrilling sea kayaking expedition from Alaska to Canada, a perilous kayaking expedition in the Grand Canyon, a gruelling bicycle journey from Perth to Sydney across Australia, and a treacherous crossing of the John Muir Trail. As a seasoned world traveller, Nomoto guides a tour of Sakurajima and Kinko Bay in Kagoshima, where he was born and raised.

Join a journey that allows you to explore the variety and abundance of the natural world.

・Undertake sea kayaking while admiring Sakurajima’s breathtaking perspective, an exclusive sightseeing opportunity accessible solely from the sea.

・Navigate through canyons carved out by molten lava.

・Prepare midday meals using locally sourced ingredients.

E-bike tours to get up close to the volcano

Kagoshima City is located in the southernmost region of Japan and is home to an active volcano, Sakurajima, which continues to display significant activity. This volcano is located only 4 km away from the central residential area that houses a population of 600,000 people. The city is one of the very few in the world in which active volcanoes and cities coexist.

This tour offers an exclusive opportunity to travel on an e-bike within 2 km of the crater, a location that is typically inaccessible to visitors. Professional guides secured special permission to provide this unique experience. As you venture close to the volcano, you can witness its fierce and dynamic nature, which serves as a reminder of the Earth’s living essence. This trip also presents a rare opportunity to learn about the harmonious coexistence between humans and the natural world near an active volcano that regularly experiences eruptions.

・Undertake a journey into the typically restricted zone of Sakurajima, Japan's most active volcano.
・Experience hill-climbing with an E-bike and get close to the crater of Sakurajima.
・Discover the extraordinary vistas that Japan's most active volcanoes can offer in the usually restricted regions, which can only be accessed under the guidance of a trained professional.

“Explosion” experience and photography tour with Sakurajima, an active volcano, as a backdrop

Can you imagine experiencing the "explosions" portrayed in Japanese television and movies while taking in the breathtaking view of Sakurajima as your backdrop?

This tour was inspired by the idea of filming at the base of an active volcano, Sakurajima, which offers a unique and dramatic backdrop for capturing explosive scenes.

In addition to the “explosion” experience, we strongly suggest that visitors take advantage of optional tours, which include visits to the Sakurajima Visitor Centre, observatory, and footbath experience. These activities provide an exceptional opportunity for visitors to fully appreciate the unique benefits of the volcano.

・Undertake the "explosion" experience and capture it on film with Sakurajima as your backdrop.
・Experience the joy of capturing memorable photographs and videos in the costumes of your choice while marvelling at the awe-inspiring Sakurajima.
・Dive into the experience of feeling as if you are a leading character in a captivating TV drama.

*The implementation of the next tour is currently in the planning phase.

Bar hopping tours with a professional guide

Are you curious about Kagoshima City's nightlife, but uncertain where to start? Look no further! This tour is just what you need. Accompanied by a local English-speaking guide, you will experience a night to remember, mingling with the friendly locals of Kagoshima.

・Immerse yourself in the local lifestyle of Kagoshima while savouring delectable local sake and cuisine.
・Lear about Kagoshima's famous shochu.
・Undertake safe visits to local restaurants with the aid of a guide, which would otherwise be challenging to access.

Do not drink alcohol if you are under 20 years old, pregnant, or breastfeeding.

* Japanese law prohibits the consumption of alcohol by individuals under the age of 20.

Ohara Festival Tour - Enjoy dancing with the locals at Kagoshima's biggest festival

The Ohara Festival, renowned as the largest festival in Kagoshima City, has a rich history that spans over seven decades. Embrace the opportunity to become an integral part of the local community and indulge in an authentic Japanese cultural experience.

*Scheduled to take place in November 2024.

・Experience Kagoshima's largest festival.
・Partake in the traditional dancing with local residents.
・Avail the services of expert photographers who will accompany you to capture unforgettable moments.

We encourage you to explore and discover experiences that align with your preferences from among the unique offerings that are exclusively available in Kagoshima.

Please visit the website for further details on each tour. This website is available in English.