11 days in Kagoshima & Yakushima-cho Itinerary

11 days in Kagoshima & Yakushima-cho Itinerary

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Kagoshima
— 7 nights
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Yakushima-cho
— 3 nights

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Kagoshima

Kagoshima ©
Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
Get outdoors at Takachihonomine and Sekiyoshi Sluice Gate of Yoshino Leat. Explore hidden gems such as Fushime Coast and Chiran Heiwa Park. Explore Kagoshima's surroundings by going to Kirishima Open-Art Museum (in Yusui-cho), Izumi (Open Samurai Residence Takezoetei & Izumi City Public Samurai Residence Saishotei) and Satsuma Shuzo Brewery Meijigura (in Makurazaki). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Chiran Peace Museum, take an in-depth tour of Miyazaki Prefectural Museum of Nature and History, get impressive views of Sakurajima, and go for a walk through Sengan-en.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kagoshima trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Kagoshima Airport. In April, daily temperatures in Kagoshima can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Kirishima, Minamikyushu, Ibusuki, Izumi, Hitoyoshi
Highlights from your plan
Chiran Peace Museum ©
Chiran Peace Museum
Kirishima Open-Art Museum ©
Kirishima Open-Art Museum
Kirishima Higashi Shrine ©
Kirishima Higashi Shrine

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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.
On the 17th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Janokuchinotaki Falls and then hike along Yakusugi Land. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tachudake, then see the interesting displays at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center, then kick back and relax at Isso Beach, and finally make a trip to Yahazu Cape.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Yakushima-cho online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Kagoshima to Yakushima-cho takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Kagoshima in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 59°F in Yakushima-cho. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Isso Beach ©
Isso Beach
Tachudake ©
Tachudake

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