فندق شيروياما كاغوشيما 城山観光ホテル
A gourmand's paradise in a hill-top resort
This resort's location atop Shiroyama Hill, also the site of the last failed rebellion by southern samurai against the new government that sought to modernize Japan in the 1870s, affords guests unrivaled views over the small city of Kagoshima . Indeed, one highlight of any stay here is gazing out from the outdoor cypress bath, where you can watch the sun set behind Sakurajima , an active volcano in Kagoshima Bay that still spews smoke into the air.
There are countless fine restaurants to choose from here, serving all manner of Japanese delights from sushi to teppanyaki and tempura, as well as Western-style grill and buffet options. There is also a bakery and patisserie to satisfy those with a sweet tooth, and should you need to pick up a souvenir for someone special back home, you can find beautifully-packaged local goods and confections in one of the on-site shops.