View of Sakurajima from mainland Kagoshima Elevation:1117m
Sakurajima is an active composite volcano, and an island in the past. The
lava flows of the eruption
occurred in 1914 jointed the former island with the Osumi Peninsula. The
volcanic activity still continues,
dropping large amounts of ash on the surrounding areas.
(L) Cutaway diagram of subduction zone and an associated stratovolcano
(R) The city of Kagoshima was covered by deep ash during the 1914 eruption,
which was visible across the bay.
(L) Space radar image of Sakurajima The volcano lies within the bay formed
by a gigantic caldera.
(R) Structure of a stratovolcano
Welcome greeting from Kagoshima Airport workers
Castle Park Hotel, Kagoshima
Open air bath of the Castle Park Hotel, Kagoshima
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The hotel sits 108m high atop the wood-covered Shiroyama Hill. You may
enjoy a fine view of the city
below and Sakurajima in front, the active volcano, across the Kinko bay,
which locates at the southwestern
tip of the island of Kyushu, Japan. The total numbers of guest rooms are
365. Smoking rooms are 143, which
represents 39.2 per cent of the total. There are four smoking booths and
one open-air smoking place.
(L) The entrance and interior of smoking booth (R) No-smoking sign in a
(L) Approach road to the Castle Park Hotel (R) A twin bedroom faced on
the city and Sakurajima volcano.
The entrance to a main dinning room and interior
(L) A view from the dinning table in a restaurant at the top floor is wonderful.
All restaurants in this hotel are smokefree.
(R) A souvenir shop of a Satsuma ware and a product of the woods of ancient
forest, which is registered as a World Heritage Site.
Smoke-free Hotels in Japan
A summary of smoking-room rate studied in local hotels of Japan
Smoking Restriction at Hotels in the World: Actual Survey
The ratio of a smoking guest room to the total hotel rooms was calculated,
based on-the-spot investigation.
$B!!(BFlag of Kagoshima City
Kagoshima is located at the southwestern tip of the island of Kyushu in
Japan. An estimated population
at the tome of 2010 was 606,000, with a density of 1,107 persons per sq
km. In 2003, it was recorded
as 554,000 with density of 1,911 persons per sq km.
(L) The main street, Tenmonkan, Kagoshima city (R) Kagoshima Castle and
cherry trees in bloom
Akaishiya, a major Japanese sweets ( Karukan ) maker in Kagoshima
(L) A sweet dish served at Akashiya. (R) A courtesy umbrella for pedestrian across a street
(L) Lawn-paved tramcar track (M) Cherry trees in full bloom at riverside
of Koutsuki (R) A mini-bus on the circular route
(L) Koutsuki riverside scene (M) Statue of Saigo Takamori (R) A steel 150-pound
gun placed at the Sengan-en historic site.
Garden was made by using scene of the surrounding landscape. It links Sakurajima
to its own garden mountain, Kinko Bay to the tiny pond.
(L) A group was on the way from Hinamatsuri, a spring doll' festival with
an ancient costume.
(M) Shimazu Yoshihiro buckled on an armor (R) The main gate to Sengan-en
(L) Shrine in a Sengan-en garden (R) Konan Chikurin (Bamboo Grove)
(L) Entrance to Kagoshima-chuo station (R) Ticket gate to Shinkansen home
at Kagoshima-Chuo train station
A superexpress ( Shinkansen ) train heading to Shin-Osaka or to Hakata
at the Kagoshima-Chuo terminal,
waiting for departure
Kyushu Shinkansen is a Japanese high-speed railway line between Fukuoka
( Hakata ) and Kagoshima,
operated by the Kyushu Railway Company (JR Kyushu). The southern 127 km
opened in March 2004.
The northern 130 km section opened in March 2011.
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The article was written in April 2012.
All photography was taken by Dr. Junhaku Miyamoto in April 2012.
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