BEST HIKING ROUTES IN KIRISHIMA NATIONAL PARK

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The first thing to keep in mind before coming and during our stay in Kirishima is that, given its intense volcanic activity, as of April 2019 there are stretches of the main trails closed to hikers: Continue reading “BEST HIKING ROUTES IN KIRISHIMA NATIONAL PARK”

KIRISHIMA NATIONAL PARK: WHEN TO GO, TRANSPORTATION, WHERE TO EAT, SLEEP AND GO TO THE ONSENS, AND DANGERS

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WHEN TO GO

Kirishima literally means “foggy island”; It is not an island, but there is so much fog, humidity and plenty of rain: Continue reading “KIRISHIMA NATIONAL PARK: WHEN TO GO, TRANSPORTATION, WHERE TO EAT, SLEEP AND GO TO THE ONSENS, AND DANGERS”

KIRISHIMA NATIONAL PARK

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  • I was here: April the 17th in the afternoon and 18th in the morning, 2013.
  • Recommended number of days: nowadays one full day. If at some point the volcanic activity decreases, then two.
  • My score: 2/5.

This national park in Kyushu is located mainly to the northeast of Kagoshima Prefecture, although a part is in the neighboring Miyazaki Prefecture. It is actually a Continue reading “KIRISHIMA NATIONAL PARK”