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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.
- 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.
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