Satsuma Peninsula

The Satsuma Peninsula (薩摩半島 Satsuma-hantō) is a peninsula which projects south from the southwest part of Kyūshū Island, Japan. To the west lies the East China Sea, while to the east it faces the Ōsumi Peninsula across Kagoshima Bay.[1] Politically, it belongs to Kagoshima Prefecture, and it includes the prefectural capital, Kagoshima City. Near the southern tip of the peninsula is the 924 metres (3,031 ft) Mount Kaimon (Kaimon-dake) and the hot springs of Ibusuki Onsen.

Topographic map of Kagoshima prefecture
Landsat image

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 第2版, 日本大百科全書(ニッポニカ),デジタル大辞泉,ブリタニカ国際大百科事典 小項目事典,百科事典マイペディア,精選版 日本国語大辞典,世界大百科事典. "薩摩半島とは". コトバンク (in Japanese). Retrieved 2021-05-24.


Coordinates: 31°09′19″N 130°35′13″E / 31.15519°N 130.586917°E / 31.15519; 130.586917