Ibusuki, Kagoshima

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Ibusuki
指宿市
City
Sand-steam (sunamushi) hot-spring in Surigahama Spa in Ibusuki
Sand-steam (sunamushi) hot-spring in Surigahama Spa in Ibusuki
Flag of Ibusuki
Flag
Location of Ibusuki in Kagoshima Prefecture
Location of Ibusuki in Kagoshima Prefecture
Ibusuki is located in Japan
Ibusuki
Ibusuki
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 31°15′10″N 130°37′59″E / 31.25278°N 130.63306°E / 31.25278; 130.63306Coordinates: 31°15′10″N 130°37′59″E / 31.25278°N 130.63306°E / 31.25278; 130.63306
Country Japan
Region Kyushu
Prefecture Kagoshima Prefecture
Government
 • Mayor Kaname Taharasako
Area
 • Total 149.01 km2 (57.53 sq mi)
Population (March 1, 2012)
 • Total 43,931
 • Density 294.82/km2 (763.6/sq mi)
Symbols
 • Tree Japanese box and sacred garlic pear
 • Flower Hibiscus and rapeseed
 • Bird Japanese white-eye
 • Butterfly Great orange tip
 • Fish Skipjack tuna
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
City hall address 2424 Jutchō, Ibusuki-shi, Kagoshima-ken
891-0497
Website www.city.ibusuki.lg.jp

Ibusuki (指宿市 Ibusuki-shi?) is a city located in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan, founded on April 1, 1954.

As of March 1, 2012, the city has an estimated population of 43,931, with 19,119 households and a population density of 294.82 persons per km2. The total area is 149.01 km2 and shares a border with Ei, a town to its north.

On January 1, 2006, the towns of Kaimon and Yamagawa (both from Ibusuki District) were merged into Ibusuki.

Ibusuki can be accessed by Routes 226 and 269 and the Ibusuki Skyline drive. The city's main railroad station is Ibusuki Station.

Ibusuki is famous for black-sand spas known as sunamushi onsen.

Ibusuki has a sister city relationship with Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia.

Sunset in Ibusuki

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Lake Ikeda

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