Visitor Center

Takachihogawara Visitor Center

Creation myths and volcanic surprises

Conveniently located at the foot of Mount Takachiho-no-Mine and close to its six neighboring peaks, stop by Takachihogawara Visitor Center for vital safety updates on this beautiful but active volcanic mountain range.

Legend has it that the grandson of Japan’s Sun Goddess chose to descend upon Mount Takachiho-no-Mine to establish the dynasty of Japan’s emperors. He is said to have hurled his spear into the mountain peak, which remains at the summit to this day.

Learn more about Japan’s creation myths and other local lore by viewing the center’s exhibitions. The facility also serves as a base for those visiting the nearby Kirishima-jingu Shrine ruins. The visitor center is accessible by buses that run three times a day from Maruo Onsen, and is open daily throughout the year from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

visitor center  
Open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Cost Free of charge
Foreign Languages English (Pamphlets only)
Address Kirishima-taguchi 2583-12, Kirishima City, Kagoshima Prefecture 899-4201
Phone (+81) 0995-57-2505

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