Kagoshima Bay

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Kagoshima Bay as seen from the International Space Station on January 10, 2013

Kagoshima Bay (鹿児島湾, Kagoshima-wan) is a deep inlet on the coast of Japan.[1]

Kagoshima Bay is on the south coast of the island of Kyushu. The port city of Kagoshima and its well-protected harbor lie on the bay's western coast.[1]

The Bombardment of Kagoshima by British warships in the bay took place in 1863. The 1914 eruption of the volcano Sakurajima, located on the island of Sakura-jima in the bay, severely damaged Kagoshima.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Merriam Webster's Geographical Dictionary, Third Edition, p. 562.


  • Merriam Webster's Geographical Dictionary, Third Edition. Springfield, Massachusetts: Merriam-Webster, Incorporated, 1997. ISBN 0-87779-546-0.

Coordinates: 31°28′11″N 130°38′08″E / 31.46972°N 130.63556°E / 31.46972; 130.63556