6 days in Kagoshima Prefecture Itinerary

6 days in Kagoshima Prefecture Itinerary

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6 days in Kagoshima Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly + Bus:  3 h 30 min
1
Kirishima
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  2 h
2
Yakushima-cho
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Ibusuki
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  6 h
End: Tokyo

2
nights
Kirishima

Kirishima ©
The city of Kirishima, established in 2005 by the merging of several smaller towns, makes a popular base for exploring the volcanic mountain range of the surrounding national park.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): appreciate the history behind Saigo Takamori Statue and then take in the pleasant sights at Sengan-en Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kirishima Shrine, take in the awesome beauty at Sakurajima, and then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Meiji Restoration.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Kirishima trip planner

Tokyo to Kirishima is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also take a train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Kirishima can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Kirishima

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kagoshima
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Senganen ©
Senganen
Kirishima Shrine ©
Kirishima Shrine
Museum of the Meiji Restoration ©
Museum of the Meiji Restoration

1
night
Yakushima-cho

Yakushima-cho ©
A popular destination for Japanese tourists, Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho is a true paradise for nature lovers, with over 1,900 species and subspecies of plants.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): wander the streets of Wilson Stump and then contemplate the waterfront views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yakusugi Land.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho online holiday planner

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kirishima to Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kirishima in November since evenings lows in Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ibusuki.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Wilson Stump ©
Wilson Stump

2
nights
Ibusuki

A coastal place of relaxation, Ibusuki stands as a hot spring resort on the southern tip of the peninsula.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Chiran Peace Museum, take some stellar pictures from Chiran Samurai Residence Garden, and then indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens. On your second day here, take in the waterfront activity at Chiringashima, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kaimondake, and then get great views at Nagasakibana Lookout.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ibusuki sightseeing planner

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Kumage-gun Yakushima-cho to Ibusuki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. In November, daytime highs in Ibusuki are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ibusuki

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trip

Minamikyushu
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Onsen Resorts
Chiran Peace Museum ©
Chiran Peace Museum
Chiran Samurai Residence Garden ©
Chiran Samurai Residence Garden