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Cruises to Kagoshima

Kagoshima (Photo:Sean Pavone/Shutterstock)

About Kagoshima

Kagoshima is located on the southwest tip of Kyushu Island in Japan. Chances are, it will be either your first or last port in Japan, depending on the direction your ship is traveling. The region's largest city, it's home to about 600,000 people and one really big, active volcano. The climate is balmier than what you'll find in more northerly cities, so don't be surprised when you see palm trees.

Kagoshima has long been a thriving port town and managed to trade with the outside world even when international trade was banned, thanks to the powerful Shimazu clan, which ruled there for many centuries. The area is famous for its Kurobuta pork and shochu, a liquor distilled from sweet potatoes, sugarcane or grains.

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Wonder of the Seas
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Wonder of the Seas

9 Night
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Leaving:Hong Kong
Cruise Line:Royal Caribbean International
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Celebrity Solstice

14 Night
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Leaving:Yokohama
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
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Norwegian Sun
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Norwegian Sun

12 Night
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Leaving:Tokyo
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Diamond Princess

17 Night
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Leaving:Tokyo
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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12 Night
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Leaving:Yokohama
Cruise Line:Celebrity Cruises
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Diamond Princess

6 Night
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Leaving:Tokyo
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Westerdam

14 Night
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Leaving:Yokohama
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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Noordam

14 Night
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Leaving:Hong Kong
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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Diamond Princess

12 Night
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Leaving:Kobe
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Diamond Princess

17 Night
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Leaving:Tokyo
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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16 Night
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Diamond Princess

15 Night
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Leaving:Tokyo
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Diamond Princess

9 Night
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Leaving:Tokyo
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Norwegian Sun

10 Night
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Leaving:Tokyo
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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Norwegian Sun

9 Night
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Diamond Princess

5 Night
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Leaving:Kobe
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Westerdam

28 Night
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Leaving:Singapore
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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Diamond Princess

14 Night
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Leaving:Kobe
Cruise Line:Princess Cruises
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Westerdam

28 Night
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Leaving:Yokohama
Cruise Line:Holland America Line
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Norwegian Sun

10 Night
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Leaving:Tokyo
Cruise Line:Norwegian Cruise Line
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14 Night
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Why go to Kagoshima?

Pros:

The port is conveniently placed for day tours to the spectacular lava fields of Sakurajima volcano

Cons:

It is roughly 6 kilometers south of the city center and there are no subway stations nearby

Bottom Line:

Modern port with a picturesque coastal park, all in walking distance of shops and restaurants

Kagoshima Cruise Port Facilities?

Your ship will be docked about five miles south of the city center. The local tourist authority mans a small information center on the pier and usually operates shuttle buses to the downtown area; taxis are also available, but they're pricey.

Currency & Best Way to Get Money?

Yen is the currency used in Japan.

Language?

Japanese is the official language.


Kagoshima Cruise Reviews
Kagoshima Scenic Ride - included 3 hour tour We visited Shroyama Park where we enjoyed views of Kagoshima and sakurajima volcano spewing ash. We then stopped at the Reimeikan museum to view cultural artifacts. The... Read More
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GVHarrier
Kagoshima has an active volcano that erupts up to 300 times a year, so good chance of actually seeing eruption while there for the day if lucky to witness. Eruption is brief so must spot before cloud of smoke... Read More
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gslvanbc
First time to Kagoshima. Took the extra bus (€15) into town rather than the taxi and this was better value. Nice place to visit.... Read More
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easyonthegas
Booked a tour to visit the volcano island Sakurajima which had a small eruption as we approached.... Read More
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