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Trip Planner Asia  /  Japan  /  Kyushu  /  Kagoshima Prefecture  /  Kanoya

Kanoya

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Gardens
Kanoya is a city in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. It is located in the southeastern Kyushu region in the central part of Osumi Peninsula.Demographics, the city has an estimated population of 104,148. Within Kagoshima Prefecture, Kanoya is the third most populous city next to Kagoshima (the prefectural capital) and Kirishima. The only other city in Kagoshima with a population over 100,000 is Satsumasendai.In 2006, the original city of Kanoya was expanded following the merger of the two towns of Aira and Kushira in Kimotsuki District, and Kihoku in Soo District. The original Kanoya City was established as a municipality on May 27, 1941 (Navy Memorial Day).Kanoya is also popularly called the "Town of Roses".GeographyKanoya is located approximately at the heart of Osumi Peninsula with its city limits running approximately east and west and north and south. The Takakuma Mountains stretch out into the northwestern part of the city and the Kimotsuki Mountains in the southeast. Between both mountain ranges lie the Kasanohara and Kanoyahara plateaus. The Kimotsuki Plains spread through the alluvial plains of the Kimotsuki River that runs through central Kanoya. In the western part of the city is Kinko Bay which runs down the coast line.Bordering municipalitiesKanoya is bordered by the cities of Tarumizu, Kirishima, and Soo, the towns of Higashikushira, Kinko, and Kimotsuki in Kimotsuki District, and the town of Osaki in Soo District.
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Kanoya Air Base Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Kanoya Air Base Museum
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
Aira Sanryo
Cemetery
Aira Sanryo
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Nichinan Coast Seminational Park
Beach
Nichinan Coast Seminational Park
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
Arahira Tenzin Shrine ©
Historic Site
Arahira Tenzin Shrine
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in Kanoya

Kanoya Rose Garden ©
Garden
Kanoya Rose Garden
3.6
Duration: 1 hour
Kirishimagaoka Park ©
Theme Park
Kirishimagaoka Park
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
Jintoku Inari Shrine ©
Religious Site
Jintoku Inari Shrine
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
Kanoya City Culture Museum
Specialty Museum
Kanoya City Culture Museum
4.0
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Kanoya

Mt. Kaimondake ©
Mountain
Mt. Kaimondake Ibusuki
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Cape Nagasakibana ©
Lookout
Cape Nagasakibana Ibusuki
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
Nichinan Coast ©
Beach
Nichinan Coast Nichinan
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
Toi
Scenic Walking Area
Toi Kushima
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Kanoya

Remains of Kushira Naval Airbase Underground Control Room
Historic Site
Remains of Kushira Naval Airbase Underground Control Room
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Kamikaze Memorial
Historic Site
Kamikaze Memorial
3.6
Duration: 1 hour

Kid-friendly things to do in Kanoya

Kihoku Tenkyu Kan
Observatory
Kihoku Tenkyu Kan
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
Kanoya Small Animal Zoo ©
Zoo
Kanoya Small Animal Zoo
2.8
Duration: 1 hour

Museums in Kanoya

Kanoya City Rail Memorial Center
History Museum
Kanoya City Rail Memorial Center
1.9
Duration: 1 hour

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