Tanegashima island is an island belonging to Kagoshima prefecture and Osumi islands which are located south of Kyushu island.
Close to Yakushima which is a World Heritage Site since 1993. Tanegashima is an island where Japanese encountered the first Western people in 1543.
Nishinoomote, gateway to Tanegashima by sea
Nakatane(Tanegashima airport) and Nakatane(Tanegashima Space Center)
Chikura no iwaya
Tanegashima Space Center
How to get there?
Daily flights from Kagoshima airport and seasonal flights from Osaka-Itami. Hydrofoil/Jetfoil and ferry are connecting Nishinoomote port on the island and Kagoshima port.
Where to go?
Most famous place on the island is definitely the Tanegashima Space Center, which is called the most beautiful rocket-launch complex in the world. Yakushima island is nearby and you can one day trekking from Tanegashima.