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Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park

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Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park (霧島錦江湾国立公園, Kirishima-Kinkowan Kokuritsu Kōen) is a national park in Kyūshū, Japan. It is composed of Kirishima-Kagoshima Bay, an area of Kagoshima Prefecture and Miyazaki Prefecture known for its active volcanoes, volcanic lakes, and onsen. The total area is 365.86 square kilometres (141.26 sq mi).

Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Summit of Sakurajima.jpg
Summit of Sakurajima from Yunoyori Observatory
LocationMiyazaki, Kagoshima, Kyūshū, Japan
Area365.86 square kilometres (141.26 sq mi)
EstablishedMarch 16, 1934



On March 16, 1934, it was first established as Kirishima-Yaku National Park. On March 16, 2012 Yakushima was split of as the separate Yakushima National Park 325.53 square kilometres (125.69 sq mi) and Kirishima-Yaku National Park was renamed to Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park.

The area become famous as Japan’s first honeymoon spot, because Ryoma Sakamoto took his wife Oryo there.[1]

Kirishima was used as a filming location for the 1967 James Bond movie, You Only Live Twice.[2]


Major scenic spotsEdit

Kirishima area

Kagoshima Bay area

Related municipalitiesEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "About Kirishima - Kagoshima Travel Guide | Planetyze". Planetyze. Retrieved 2017-11-09.
  2. ^ "You Only Live Twice (1967) - Filming Locations". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2008-02-24.
  3. ^ "Introducing places of interest: Kirishima-Yaku National Park". Ministry of the Environment. Archived from the original on 22 March 2011. Retrieved 24 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Kirishima-Yaku National Park". Kirishima City. Archived from the original on 16 May 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2011.

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