19 days in Kagoshima Prefecture Itinerary

19 days in Kagoshima Prefecture Itinerary

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Kagoshima
— 6 nights
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Yakushima-cho
— 6 nights
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Kanoya
— 2 nights
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Izumi
— 4 nights

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Kagoshima

Kagoshima ©

Naples of the East

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 out of town with these interesting Kagoshima side-trips: Minamikyushu (Bandokorobana Park, Tokoshieni, Tokkoyushi Statue, &more), Ibusuki (Former Yamagawa Salt Manufacturer, Lake Ikeda, &more) and Kirishima (Kareigawa Station, Kirishima Shrine, &more). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Sengan-en, take in panoramic vistas at Shiroyama Observatory, explore the world behind art at Nagashima Museum, and stroll through Mt. Shiroyama.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kagoshima road trip planning tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kagoshima is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Kagoshima. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December: high temperatures in Kagoshima hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Onsen Resorts

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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.
Yakushima-cho is known for nature, baths, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, head outdoors with Seibu Trail, admire the sheer force of Oko no Taki Fall, and get answers to all your questions at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yakushima-cho vacation website.

You can fly from Kagoshima to Yakushima-cho in 4 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Traveling from Kagoshima in December, things will get a bit warmer in Yakushima-cho: highs are around 18°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Kanoya.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Onsen Resorts
Seibu Trail ©
Seibu Trail

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Kanoya

Kanoya ©
Kanoya is a city in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): examine the collection at Kanoya Air Base Museum, admire the natural beauty at Kanoya Rose Garden, get in on the family fun at Kirishimagaoka Park, then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally go for a walk through Tarumizu Sembon Ginkgo Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Kamikawaotaki Falls, stroll the grounds of Aira Sanryo, and then contemplate the long history of Arahira Tenzin Shrine.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanoya trip builder tool.

You can drive from Yakushima-cho to Kanoya in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Yakushima-cho in December, you will find days in Kanoya are a bit cooler (14°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Izumi.

Things to do in Kanoya

Parks · Historic Sites · Spas · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Kanoya Rose Garden ©
Kanoya Rose Garden
Kanoya Air Base Museum ©
Kanoya Air Base Museum
Kirishimagaoka Park ©
Kirishimagaoka Park

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Izumi

Izumi ©
Izumi is a city located in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. Get out of town with these interesting Izumi side-trips: Isa (Tadamoto Park, Sogi Power Station, &more) and Satsuma-cho (Onsen Resorts & Shibi Shrine). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Shinonome no Sato, don't miss a visit to Izumi Fumoto Samurai Houses, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hakozaki Hachiman Shrine, and get all the information you need at Hirari.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Izumi itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Kanoya to Izumi takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Kanoya in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 1°C in Izumi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Izumi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Shibi Shrine ©
Shibi Shrine
Sogi Fall ©
Sogi Fall
Tokozan Park ©
Tokozan Park