Kagoshima Prefecture

Guribu is representative of the prefecture's two biggest prides - the famous specialty Kurobuta (black Berkshire pork) and the abundance of natural wonders throughout Kagoshima!

Blessed with a comfortable climate and incredible islands, Kagoshima offers a list of unspoiled natural spectacles. Wander into the ancient forests of Yakushima, featuring over 1,000-year-old cedar trees; and enjoy magnificent views of the volcanic mountains, Mt. Kirishima and Mt. 
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  • Mt. Kirishima and Mt. Sakurajima
    The best examples of Kagoshima's geological gifts are none other than these two great volcanoes. Mt. Kirishima is a spectacular volcanic mountain range made up of over a dozen peaks, which appear to float above the foothills. While Mt. Sakurajima is one of Japan's most active volcanoes, erupting frequently every year. Spectators hoping to catch a glimpse of an eruption can do so from a safe distance at the nearby observatory.

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  • Yakushima
    With its remote location and lush forests of ancient cedar trees, it's no wonder Yakushima inspired the setting for the Studio Ghibli film "Princess Mononoke". Recommended to visit the imposing Jomon Sugi tree, the island's symbol which is estimated to be around 7,000 years old!

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  • Kagoshima Kurobuta Pork and Wagyu Beef
    Both heritage brands of superior meats in Kagoshima! Kurobuta pork is best known for its tender texture and taste, produced from black Berkshire pigs raised on a clean diet of local sweet potatoes. Kagoshima Wagyu Beef is cultivated with similar care, derived from the prized Japanese Black cattle. The beef is tender and packs a powerful flavour!

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