6 days in Kagoshima Prefecture Itinerary

6 days in Kagoshima Prefecture Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
On the 1st (Wed), appreciate the history behind Saigo Takamori Statue and then go for a walk through Sengan-en. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirishima Shrine and then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Meiji Restoration.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kirishima travel planner.

Tokyo to Kirishima is an approximately 5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Kirishima

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kagoshima
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Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Wilson Stump and then explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Yakusugi Land.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Yakushima-cho journey builder app.

Getting from Kirishima to Yakushima-cho by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Kirishima in November; daily highs in Yakushima-cho reach 24°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ibusuki.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

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

2
nights
Ibusuki

Ibusuki ©
A coastal place of relaxation, Ibusuki stands as a hot spring resort on the southern tip of the peninsula.
On the 5th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Chiran Peace Museum, steep yourself in history at Chiran Samurai Residence Garden, and then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chiringashima, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kaimondake, and then take some stellar pictures from Cape Nagasakibana.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ibusuki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yakushima-cho to Ibusuki takes 7 hours. When traveling from Yakushima-cho in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ibusuki: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ibusuki

Parks Nature Baths

Side Trip

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