Okinawa Tropical Dream Center. © Touristinjapan.com

Okinawa Tropical Dream Center

The Okinawa Tropical Dream Center is a botanical garden for exotic plants. The center has three huge green houses, and a vast outdoor area. The primary attraction is the large collection of more than 2000 exotic orchids. The outdoor area includes an observation tower where one can see the entire park and the ocean just …

Cape Sata in Kagoshima, most southern point of mainland Japan. © touristinjapan.com

Cape Sata, Southernmost Point of Mainland Japan

Cape Sata, in Kagoshima Prefecture, is the southern-most tip of Kyushu and so the southern-most point of Mainland Japan. It is a stunningly beautiful cape consisting of jagged rocks and cliffs covered in lush green trees, and a classical white lighthouse overlooking the sea. There are great views over the ocean towards Yakushima. It is …

Kirishima Kurozu, Black Vinegar Production, Kagoshima Prefecture. © touristinjapan.com

Kirishima Kurozu (Black Vinegar)

Kirishima is a smaller city of around 125.000 inhabitants, located in Kagoshima Prefecture in Kyushu. Apart from being located in a true adventure land, between sea and volcanoes, it is especially praised for it’s many food specialties, including shochu and green tea. The most unusual and defining specialty of Kirishima however, is their black vinegar. …

Amami Island 2-day itinerary. © touristinjapan.com

Amami 2 day itinerary

Amami Islands, or Amami-guntō as the archipelago is officially named, is a beautiful group of islands, located about mid-way between Kyusuhu and Okinawa. Amami is part of the Ryukyu Islands, just like Okinawa, but it is technically a part of Kagoshima Prefecture in Kyushu. The climate, nature and landscape has many similarities with Okinawa, including the mild winters and hot summers. There are …