Kirishima Onsen

The Hot Spring Blessed with Nature, Beloved by General Takamori Saigo

Introduction of Hot Springs (Onsen)

Kirishima Onsen looks out at the Kirishima Mountains in the glorious nature. It's one of the most impressive resorts in Kagoshima Prefecture, hosting hotels and ryokans with different source springs. The famous general, Takamori Saigo, was very fond of this spring, thus, "the hot spring of Takamori Saigo."

Behind the resort, Karakuni-dake rises 1700m (5577 feet) above the sea level followed by other Kirishima Mountains, providing a striking background to the hot spring town.

Effects and characteristics of Hot Springs

Kirishima Onsen stands on the land where the grandson of a goddess decended from Heaven and became the ancester of emperors.

At the foot of Mt. Kirishima, 11 hot springs gush out. All hot water has the effect to remove old cuticle, leaving the skin smooth. Some are for ingestion to improve health, depending on the quality of water.
  • Spring Qualities

    Standard hot-spring Hydrogen Carbonate hot-spring Sulfur hot-spring
  • Efficacy

    Neuralgia Frozen shoulder Muscle stiffness


Access by public transportation.

[By Train]
20 min by taxi from Kirishima-Jingu Station

Access by car

[By Car]
About 15 - 40 min from Mizobe-Kagoshima-airport Interchange

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