Kagoshima Airport is located about 28km northeast of Kagoshima City atop the Jusanzukabaru plain, which offers views of the Kirishima mountains to the east and Sakura-jima to the south. This provides the perfect location as the gateway to Kagoshima. On sunny days, head to the rooftop observation deck to watch all sorts of airplanes take off and land, from turboprops to large jets, all backed by magnificent views of the Kirishima mountains. Kagoshima Airport also offers shops selling a huge selection of goods from Kagoshima, including delectable sweets, specialty foods from Kagoshima, and arts and crafts made by local artisans. Check out the retro Eames shell chairs in the domestic departures lobby that make the airport chic.
- 822 Mizobecho Fumoto, Kirishima City, Kagoshima 899-6494
- Take the Airport Limousine Bus from Kagoshima-Chuo Station. It takes as short as 40 minutes and the fare is 1,250 yen.
- Opens at 6:20 and closes at 21:40 (closing time may vary due to airline schedules)
- Open throughout the year
- All year
- Try the natural hot spring footbath called Oyattosa to ease any leg swelling from your flight. Check out the flight simulator at SORA Stage if you want to try your hand at piloting an airplane. Kagoshima Airport offers plenty of fun for visitors.