Koyama Yabusame
Uchinoura Space Center

Welcome to Kimotsuki

Kimotsuki is a town located on the southeastern side of the Osumi Peninsula in Kagoshima, Japan. Known for the JAXA Uchinoura Space Center and the Koyama Yabusame Festival, Kimotsuki boasts abundant nature and a subtropical climate that create an ideal location for travelers looking to get off the beaten path and experience the leisure of the untamed countryside. 

Whether you are planning a day trip from Kagoshima City or a longer stay in Osumi, this website will serve as an introductory guide to all that Kimotsuki has to offer. Start exploring today!

Things to see and do

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Refresh your body and mind


Travel back to the past


Experience the future up close


Upcoming Events

  • 26th Uchinoura Rocket Festival
    August 2020
    Near 肝付町商工会内之浦支所
    August 2020
    Near 肝付町商工会内之浦支所, 286-4 Minamikata, Kimotsuki, Kimotsuki-gun, Kagoshima 893-1402, Japan
  • Nagoshidon 2020
    August 2020
    Kishira Beach
    August 2020
    Kishira Beach, 1184 Kishira, Kimotsuki, Kimotsuki-gun, Kagoshima 893-1511, Japan
    Traditional dances performed in an unforgettable setting!
  • Koyama Yabusame Festival 2020
    October 2020 (date TBD)
    Shijukusho Shrine
    October 2020 (date TBD)
    Shijukusho Shrine, 5580 Niitomi, Kimotsuki, Kimotsuki-gun, Kagoshima 893-1207, Japan
    900 years of history resting on one archer's shoulders!