You might not know who is Rola, and perhaps you have not been to Kagoshima too. But that does not matter, today I will introduce this combination to you.
If you have come across Japan fashion magazines, then Rola is not a stranger to you. She was firstly modeled for the teen magazine “Popteen” and gradually become the leading model of the international Japan fashion magazine Vivi. She is best known for her regular appearances in many Japanese magazines. Recently Rola has made her Hollywood debut in the movie “Biohazard”, a rising Japanese star shines in Hollywood!
The Kyushu Shinkansen has appointed Rola to be their official photographer, she brings the viewers to explore Kagoshima in the latest Japanese tourism ad.
Let’s watch the clip!
Led by the fashionista Kawaii super model, the trip has become trendy and chic!
Rola took selfies and visited the shrine in Kimono, the route she took was no different from other girls, yet still got a huge support from Japanese girls, all of them said they want to visit Kagoshima like Rola did!
As a symbol of Kagoshima, it takes only 15mins to travel by ferry from Kagoshima to Sakurajima Island where an active volcano is located. Take a close view of this famous volcanic island, you will be shocked by its power!
Kagoshima-shi Senpaku-kyoku (Kagoshima City, Shipping Department)
Address: 61-4 Sakurajima yokoyamacho Kagoshima city, Kagoshima
Fares: Adult 160Yen, Child 80Yen
There is this famous food I must mention here, “Sakura udon soup”! It can be bought on the ferry, it has been long loved by the Kagoshima locals.
Sakura Udon Soup:
Address: on the Sakurajima Ferry
Opening hours: 9.00 – 18.45
2）Kagomma Furusato Yataimura
Just a 5-min walk from JR Kagoshima-Chuo Station East Exit, you will reach the Kagomma Furusato Yataimura, this is a place where serves nice food and nice drinks at night. Not only can get the chance to blend in with the locals, eat the local regional food, you might even able to feel the local people kindness and passionate side, there is a chance the other customers will chat you up.
Kagomma Furusato Yataimura
Address: Kagoshima-ken, Kagoshima-shi, Chūōchō, 6−4
Transport: a 5-min walk from JR Kagoshima-Chuo Station East Exit
Kirishima Shrine is the most famous shrine in Kagoshima and at the same time it is the largest shrine in South Kyushu. This iconic landmark of Kirishima is said to be dedicated to “The Gods once descended”.
Visit the Kirishima Shrine in Kimono is very welcome by the visitors, perhaps you like to give it a try too！
Address: Kagoshima Prefecture, Kirishima, Kirishimataguchi, 2608−5
Kimono for rent
Burari Kirishima Shrine
Price: 3000Yen / lady ( include put on service)
Special price 2000Yen for 2 persons ( a man and a lady)
Want to buy Kagoshima souvenirs, must go Akashiya! This is the shop which first sold the Kagoshima famous sweet bun, it is a very traditional sweets shop, I am sure it wont disappoint you.
AkashiyaAkashiya Sweets shop
Address: 4-16 Kinseicho, Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
Transport: 2 mins walk from Asahi dori Station
Opening hours: 9.00-19.00
Travellers can travel around Kagoshima by bicycles even they don’t have cars. The roads and streets there are not hilly, very suitable for cycling. All you need to do is rent your bicycle at かごりん．It is a cycle ports that are installed in Kagoshima city 20 locations, can be borrowed at any time, anywhere, can return, is a new means of transportation. Details please visit the official website.
So far so good? Are you planning your next trip Kagoshima already? Kagoshima offers great sightseeing spots and nice weather, you can follow Rola’s footsteps to the places and embrace the nature.