Osumi Peninsula is a peninsula sticking out from the southern part of Kagoshima prefecture. It includes the cities of Shibushi and Kanoya and the county of Kimotsuki. In January of 1914, Sakurajima (Sakura Island) erupted and became connected to Osumi Peninsula by a land bridge. There is ferry also service connecting Osumi Peninsula with nearby Satsuma Peninsula.
Sightseeing spots include Cape Sata, which is located at the southernmost tip of the island of Kyushu, and Wakashio Shuzo Shochu Distillery, "Senkoku-Kura", which produces shochu liquor, a specialty of this region. In addition, we also recommend scenic spots of nature including Arahira Tenjin Shrine.
It is convenient to have a car for getting around this area. There is no train service so when coming from other prefectures, first come to the city of Kagoshima. Kagoshima Chuo Station, centrally located in Kagoshima, is accessible from major cities by bullet train or plane. Inside the city of Kagoshima is about 60 minutes by car away from Cape Sata on the Osumi Peninsula. If you come from Tokyo by plane, it takes about 3 hours and 30 minutes.
Tourism information: Osumi Peninsula
Map: Osumi Peninsula