Kotsuki River – Beautiful Cherry Blossoms in Spring –



When Spring comes, beautiful cherry blossoms are in full bloom.

If you have time waiting for Shinkansen or highway bus near Kagoshima Station, please visit here and enjoy walking.


Kotsuki River

When it comes to appreciating cherry blossoms in Kagoshima Prefecture, Kotsuki River, 、Yoshino Park、Hirakawa Zoo are popular.

Today my family visited the Kotsuki River near Kagoshima Chuo Station.

It was sunny and very good for appreciating cherry blossoms.

We parked our car at the parking lot as shown in the following picture.

The parking lot is free but you can park for 2 hours. If you are going to park the car longer, please use the nearby coin parking lot.

parking lot

Let’s start walking!

The bridge on the left side of the above picture is called Nanshu Bridge. Nanshu is the another name of Saigo Takamori, who contributed to the Meiji Restoration.

The cherry blossoms were in full bloom. Many people enjoy appreciating cherry blossoms at weekend.

cherry blossom along kotwuki river

My 1-year-old daughter saw cherry blossom for the first time in her life. She looks delighted!

Weather is lovely.

Flower petals of cherry blossoms are flowing on wind. It is very beautiful.

cherry blossom


It must be pleasant to lay on the lawn in such a good weather.

cherry blossom at kotsuki river

cherry blossom at kotsuki river


Beautiful cherry blossom trees stands along the river bank.

cherry blossom at kotsuki river

Following picture is the view of Kagoshima Chuo Station from Korai Bridge.

view of Kagoshima Chuo Station from Korai Bridge

We could see Mt. Sakurajima in a distance.

Mt. Sakurajima

Many people prepare parties to appreciate cherry blossoms.

cherry blossom viewing at Kotsuki river

Here is the entrance gate to Meiji Restoration Road.

entrance gate to meiji restoration road


Many people enjoy walking along Kotsuki River.

cherry blossoms along Kotsuki River

 cherry blossoms along Kotsuki River cherry blossoms along Kotsuki Rivercherry blossoms along Kotsuki River


Sightseeing Rickshaw

We met a handsome guy in front of Meiji Restoration Museum.

rickshaw man


Riding rickshaw will make your travel more joyfull.

kagoshima rickshaw


The price of the rickshaw is only 1,000 yen for 10 minutes.

According to the rickshaw staff, the best corse is Kotsuki River→Terukuni ShrineTsurumaru Castle→Water Front→Tenmonkan Street→Kotsuki River.


During cherry blossom season in Spring, many people use the rickshaw to come the bank of Kotsuki River or to return to Kagoshima Chuo Station.

Another rickshaw stays at Terukuni Shrine. Rickshay can also take you to Senganen Park.

Kotsuki River at Night

Nearby Lunch Spot


Nearby Sightseeing Spot



Natural Beauty