Miike stands quietly at the foot of Takachiho Peak in the Kirishima mountain range. It is a crater lake created by a large eruption about 4,600 years ago. The vivid green forest surrounding the lake and the majestic Futagoishi and Takachiho Peak towering over it create a beautiful landscape. There are camping grounds and a bird forest in the vicinity, making it a popular outdoor spot.
Kirishima has long attracted people with its beautiful scenery, including lakes created by volcanoes and unique vegetation. It was here that Ryoma Sakamoto, a hero of the last days of the Tokugawa Shogunate, and his wife, Oryo, chose to spend their first honeymoon in Japan. After enjoying the magnificent nature through mountain climbing and hiking, it would be a good idea to relax in a natural hot spring.