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Satsumasendai (薩摩川内) is a city of 96,000 people (2017) in Kagoshima prefecture.

Kangakuen Garden


The modern city of Satsumasendai was established in 2004 from the merger of the city of Sendai, the towns of Hiwaki, Iriki, Kedōin and Tōgō, and the Koshikijima Islands (which consisted of the villages of Kamikoshiki, Kashima, Sato and Shimokoshiki, all from Satsuma District).

The city is home to Kagoshima Immaculate Heart University, founded in 1994, which has a small population of foreign students.

A major employer is the Sendai nuclear power station.

Get in[edit]

The city has regular Shinkansen services from Kagoshima City and Yatsushiro.

You can arrive on the Minamikyushu Expressway from Kagoshima City or Yatsushiro.

Get around[edit]



  • Sendai Otsunahiki Festival
  • Sendai River Fireworks Festival






Go next[edit]

Routes through Satsumasendai
HakataIzumi  N Kyushu Shinkansen icon.png S  →   → Kagoshima
KumamotoYatsushiro← become Higo Orange Line  N JR Kagoshima icon.png S  →   → Kagoshima
  ←   ←  N Minamikyushu Expwy Route Sign.svg S  →   → Kagoshima

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