Kirishima is the second largest city in Kagoshima Prefecture and is in the north eastern part of the prefecture. Kirishima is surrounded by the Kirishima Volcanic Chain which includes Mt Sakurajima, Yakushima Islands and ten crater lakes. Kirishima is at the entrance to Kirishima-Yaku National Park. Kirishima attractions include Kirishima Shrine, which is designated Important Cultural Property and the nearby hot springs at Myoban, Yunotani and Shin-yu.
Kirishima, Kagoshima Prefecture.
Kirishima is indicated by the red marker.
Author: Craig Fryer