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Kagoshima: RWC Host City in Kyushu for the Springboks

Kagoshima, a city worth visiting. Feel the experience in this video.

Whether it is magnificent nature, samurai culture or the best wagyu beef in Japan – Kagoshima City is full of Japanese authenticity.

The active volcano Sakurajima and Kinko Bay have the power to refresh the hearts of anyone who gazes upon them. After a short 15 minute trip by ferry, you can enjoy taking full advantage of Sakurajima’s activities such as Kayaking and digging your own hot springs.

Kagoshima is also the hometown of a hero who greatly contributed to the Meiji Restoration. We recommend the experience of trying on genuine samurai armour and kimonos in a beautiful Japanese garden rich in samurai culture.

And of course, Kagoshima cuisine. We have Kagoshima wagyu beef which won the “Wagyu Olympics”, the rich taste of Kagoshima black pork and fresh sushi taken from the base of Sakurajima. All absolutely delicious.

Kagoshima City is also hosting the Springboks’ pre-tournament camp for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

It is the only city in Japan where you can take photos of the players and watch their practice sessions.

Learn more on the Kagoshima City Tourism Website HERE.

Duration of Pre-Camping: September 7 (Sat) – 12 (Thu)

Place: Shiranami Stadium (Kamoike athletic field)

The citizens of Kagoshima are also eagerly awaiting the training camp for the Springboks rugby team from South Africa.

Residents and rugby fans will be giving a warm welcome to the Springboks by hash-tagging #loverugbykagoshima