Where is Satsumasendai

🎶All you should know about this little city in Kagoshima Prefecture🎶

🌏Where is Satsumasendai?

Located in Kagoshima Prefecture in southern Kyushu, Japan, is easily accessible by public transportation. The Kyushu Shinkansen stops at Sendai Station, and a quick 19-minute bullet train ride from Kagoshima-chuo station will take you there.
If you're arriving at Kagoshima Airport, take the convenient airport bus to Satsumasendai, which takes just 1 hour and 19 minutes. Satsumasendai is a great choice for a visit with Kagoshima City or as part of a journey through southern Kyushu.

🗼Any recommended attractions?

There are many exciting places to visit in Satsumasendai!

  • Koshiki Islands:A famous remote island where visitors can marvel at cliffs formed 80 million years ago and indulge in the freshest and most delicious seafood cuisine.
  • Iriki Fumoto Samurai Residences:Offering a unique opportunity to stroll around a well-preserved castle town while dressed in traditional kimono and samurai costumes.
  • Imuta lake:A perfect destination to enjoy summer fireworks festivals and hiking amidst the picturesque autumn foliage.
  • Marutake:just like a historical street, but it's actually a renowned samurai armor workshop with a museum that displays a huge number of armors used in movies and dramas.
  • Nitta Shrine:the most renowned shrine in the Satsuma area, hosts various events and festivals throughout the year and is a popular spot to admire cherry blossoms in the spring.
  • These are just a few of the many activities and attractions waiting to be explored in Satsumasendai!

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Basic information

Satsumasendai City is situated in the northwest region of Kagoshima Prefecture, in the southwest of Kyushu. The city encompasses both the mainland area and the Koshiki Islands, which include Kami-koshiki, Naka-koshiki, and Shimo-koshiki.

This city is surrounded by a natural environment, which includes a scenic stretch of sandy seashore dotted with trees that faces the East China Sea, the famed and significant "Sendai River," that flows endlessly through the city, as well as verdant mountains and crystalline lakes, including Lake Imuta and Koshiki Islands. The area also boasts valuable historical and cultural resources, such as the Iriki Fumoto Samurai Residence that provides insights into the Japanese Middle Ages. Additionally, natural hot springs are abundant throughout the region.

The northwest of Kagoshima Prefecture

The total area
(The mainland: 564.75 km²/ The Koshiki Islands: 118.75 km²)

An undeveloped woodland near a village

Lake Imuta was registered as an important wetland under the Ramsar Convention of 2005. Libellula angelinas, a rare and endangered species of dragonfly, and many waterfowl live around the lake. You can also visit the beautiful stretches of terraced rice paddies, especially the Uchino-o tanada which was selected as one of the Top 100 Terraced Paddy Fields in Japan.

Unspoiled Island of Nature: The Koshiki Islands

Magnificent sea cliffs, unique lakes, the native land for a variety of lily flower "Kanoko-Yuri", deciduous and coniferous forests... Koshiki Island is full of rare natural landscapes.
The island is prosperous for trawling various fish, but particularly Kibinago (Silver-stripe round herring) The surrounding seas are rich with fresh seafood.

Satsumasendai was a provincial office of Satsuma in the year 702 (Asuka Era) and has served as an important base for south Kyushu politics since ancient times. It features the Iriki Fumoto traditional samurai building preservation district and the Masuda House, which are designated as nationally important cultural properties. Satsumasendai is an area rich in history.