Osumi Peninsula

Kagoshima, Kyushu

The Japan Current runs along the Osumi Peninsula's southernmost cape. By day or by night, visitors taking a leisurely stroll will be able to see many views of this beautiful region.

Cape Sata is located at the southernmost tip of the Osumi Peninsula of Kagoshima Prefecture and has a tropical feel with white sea cliffs washed by the Japan Current. Wild Sago Cycads (King Sago Palm), and attractive plant designated as a natural monument, thrives in this area. Cape Sata is part of the larger Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park.

The drive from O-domari to Cape Sata (9km) is on a road lined with subtropical plants like hibisbus. At the tip of the cape, about a 15 minutes' walk from the parking area there is a glass-paneled observatory where visitors are welcomed to enjoy a panoramic, birds-eye view of the area.

Kaminokawa Waterfall Park is located nerby on the upper stream of the Kaminokawa River flowing east to west through Kinko Town. The waterfall cascades down a sharp cliff of 25m is an incredible sight.


From Tokyo:
[Air] 1h 50 min from haneda Airport to Kagoshima Airpot
[Bus] 1h 40 min from Kagoshima Airport to Kanoya City by bus; 1h 40 min from the Kanoya City Bus Center to Cape Sata via O-domari by bus
From Osaka:
[Air] 1h 10 min from Itami Airport or Kansai International Airport to Kagoshima Airport

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