Tanegashima island, Kagoshima

An island, where Japanese

encountered the first Western people in 1543.  

Where is it?

It belongs to Osumi islands, which are located south of Kyushu island. It is close to Yakushima which is a World Heritage Site since 1993.

Where to go?

Most famous place in the island is definitely the Tanegashima Space Center, which is called the most beautiful rocket-launch complex in the world.

What to buy/eat?

Tanegashima(Yokino) ware, local distilled shochu, green tea Space water and etc. 

Local fresh seafood, Anno sweet potato and etc.