Fusion of starry sky and architectural beauty : Kihoku Uwaba Park


Do you know Kihoku Uwaba Park?
Kihoku is a town on the Osumi Peninsula in Kagoshima Prefecture, but it is a scenic spot that has been chosen many times in the past as the “starry sky in Japan”.
This time I would like to introduce Kihoku Uwaba Park.



About Kihoku Uwaba Park

It is a place where you can enjoy a 360-degree view from a height of 550 meters above sea level.
You can see a view of Sakurajima floating in Kinko Bay to the west, Kirishima Mountains to the north, Shibushi Bay to the east, and Takakumayama to the south.

The architect of this building is Mr. Masaharu Takasaki, an architect from Kagoshima Prefecture.
It’s a space-like building, so it’s like “Howl’s Moving Castle” in the Ghibli movie!

This park has one of the largest reflecting telescopes in Kyushu.
With this telescope, you can see brighter stars than the first stars even in the daytime.

Creative architectural design



Beautiful starry sky

It has been chosen many times as a city where the starry sky in Japan looks beautiful.
As the reputation says, at night it is a breathtaking beauty, with stars shining in the night sky.


How to access

There are no stations or bus stops in the area of the park!
It is best to take a taxi from Kagoshima city or Kagoshima airport.

Kihoku Uwaba Park
adress: 1660-3 Naru, Kita-cho, Kanoya, Kagoshima
access: 90 minutes from Kagoshima city, 60 minutes from Kagoshima Airport


A must-visit place if you travel around Kagoshima!

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