Hetsuka Beach

Hetsuka Beach is the most beautiful and isolated beach in Kimotsuki and arguably in all of Ohsumi Peninsula. Located in the remote coastal area in the south, the small community is nestled between mountains thick with vegetation and home to wild monkeys and bo…

Four Seasons

Japan is a place with a distinct four seasons. In the spring vivid, almost neon green leaves start to pop out of the trees. You can also enjoy a picnic under pink and white cherry blossoms.

If you come to Kimotsuki in the summer, you will notice how gre…

Tsukazaki Giant Camphor Tree

You may have noticed that the logo for Kimotsuki Connection is a tree with a heart-shaped hole in the center. In fact this is a real tree located in Kimotsuki Town. Tsukazaki Giant Camphor Tree is 1300 years old and is sitting on a burial mound dating back to …

Kawakami

The area called Kawakami, which means top of the river, is the somewhat isolated part of Kimotsuki on the inland side of the Kunimi Mountains.

As you make your way from downtown Kimotsuki to Kawakami, you truly get a sense that you are going into the mounta…

Uchinoura & Kishira

Uchinoura is a vibrant fishing town, so you are guaranteed the freshest sushi and sashimi at one of the local restaurants such as Amimoto. The beach is nice and during the summer you can see bioluminescent plankton in the water at night.

Uchinoura is al…

Kunimi Mountain Range

Separating the coastal and plains regions of Kimotsuki Town is the Kunimi Mountain Range. One of the best drives in the area takes you through a sleepy mountain community, and snakes over the mountains to another quiet coastal community.
You can enjoy hiking …

Hami

Hami is the name of several small communities located in the east of Kimotsuki Town. Hami’s fishing port, at the south of Shibushi Bay, was once the base for Japanese pirates who raided the Chinese coast during the 17th century.

What makes Hami so speci…

Waterfalls

Todoro Falls is a popular summer hangout for school children and young people. The source of the waterfalls starts high up in the Kunimi Mountain Range and flows into the Shibushi Bay through Kimotsuki River.

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