Mount Karakuni is the highest peak on Mount Kirishima, which stretches across southern Kyushu. The peak stands about 1,700 m above sea level, and was formed by a volcanic eruption 17,000 years ago. The peak is topped by a caldera with a diameter of 800 m and a depth of 300 m, and the summit affords outstanding views of the other peaks on Mount Kirishima, as well as Sakurajima, an active volcano floating in Kagoshima Bay in the neighboring prefecture. Another attraction is the opportunity to see a diverse array of plants and wild deer. Panoramic views spread out before you.