Satsumasendai (薩摩川内) is a city of 96,000 people (2017) in Kagoshima prefecture.
The modern city of Satsumasendai was established in 2004 from the merger of the city of Sendai, the towns of Hiwaki, Iriki, Kedōin and Tōgō, and the Koshikijima Islands (which consisted of the villages of Kamikoshiki, Kashima, Sato and Shimokoshiki, all from Satsuma District).
The city is home to Kagoshima Immaculate Heart University, founded in 1994, which has a small population of foreign students.
A major employer is the Sendai nuclear power station.
You can arrive on the Minamikyushu Expressway from Kagoshima City or Yatsushiro.
- Sendai Otsunahiki Festival
- Sendai River Fireworks Festival