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Enjoy sightseeing in Makurazaki, Kagoshima

This video, titled "Makurazaki City PR Video [TRADITIONAL JAPAN MAKURAZAKI CITY] Sightseeing PV" (枕崎市PR映像 「TRADITIONAL JAPAN MAKURAZAKI CITY」観光 PV) was uploaded by "Official YouTube Channel of Makurazaki."

Makurazaki, Kagoshima in Kyushu is known for its fishing and agriculture.
There are many famous sightseeing locations where you can enjoy beautiful views and many popular, lively events in Makurazaki, Kagoshima.
Check out the video to enjoy attractive sightseeing spots in Makurazaki, Kagoshima!

The Specialty of Makurazaki, Kagoshima - Skipjack Tuna!

Image of skipjack tuna
Photo:Skipjack tuna

The area around Makurazaki, Kagoshima is a thriving agricultural and seafood processing region.
In particular taking the large large pole and line fishing boats out from the port town into the seas is a local specialty of the region.
You can buy fresh skipjack tuna at popular sightseeing spots like the Makurazaki Fish Center and Makurazaki Katsu Public Corporation that process and sell skipjack tuna.

From 3:47, you can see how the skipjack tuna is caught.
Also, from 5:27, you can see how premium dried bonito flakes are manufactured at the dried bonito factory in Makurazaki, Kagoshima.

Dining Recommendation in Makurazaki, Kagoshima

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Photo:Sliced tuna

We highly recommend trying the fresh skipjack tuna dishes if you're visiting Makurazaki, Kagoshima. Ramen with skipjack flavored broth is another popular dish.
Chicken nanban with Berkshire pork is also a specialty of the area.

Satsuma Peninsula in Kagoshima is famous for its sweet potatoes.
The sweet potato is used for Japanese food and the shochu "Satsuma Shiranami."
In addition, it's also famous for tea and chrysanthemums.

Sightseeing in Makurazaki, Kagoshima

Image of Kagoshima Prefecture, Tategami Iwa
Photo:Kagoshima Prefecture, Tategami Iwa

Show in the video at 3:31 is Tategami Rock, a large rock in the sea of Makurazaki.
It's a beautiful spot for viewing the sunset.
Hinokami Park is a hidden sightseeing spot where you can enjoy camping.

You should also stop at the historic site of the former sea surveillance office where the sea was guarded, and Meiji Gura where shochu is produced.
We recommend staying at the hotel at Makurazaki Nagisa Onsen after sightseeing.

Lively Events in Makurazaki

From 1:36, you can see "Kibarankai," a festival held every August in Makurazaki, Kagoshima.
At the festival, you can enjoy dynamic drum performances and the largest fireworks display in Japan's Kyushu region.

The Makurazaki Yosakoi Festival held in July is another event we recommend checking out.
More than 500 dancers from all over Kyushu participate in this festival, making it a very lively and exciting event.

Summary of Makurazaki

There are many attractions in Makurazaki, Kagoshima, including dynamic festivals, beautiful sightseeing spots, and delicious food.
Sometimes the weather can be rough in Kagoshima, so be sure to check the forecast before your visit.

【Official Website】Kagoshima City Hall Homepage
https://www.city.makurazaki.lg.jp/

Written By
Sep. 15, 2020
Japan
坂崎 なお(Nao Sakazaki)
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