60 days in Wakkanai & Kagoshima Itinerary

60 days in Wakkanai & Kagoshima Itinerary

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— 9 nights
— 49 nights


Wakkanai ©
The northernmost city in the country, Wakkanai experiences constant exposure to the elements, with windy and snow-covered winters perhaps its main claim to fame on a national level.
Venture out of the city with trips to Toyotomi-cho (Kabutonuma Park, Miyanodai Observation Tower, &more), Reindeer Ranch (in Horonobe-cho) and Hamatonbetsu-cho (Veneer Nature Flower Garden & Lake Kutcharo). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Soya Misaki, enjoy breathtaking views from Hamayuchi Rest House (Kohone House), walk around Wakkanai Park, and head outdoors with White Road.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Wakkanai itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Wakkanai is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect nights in Wakkanai to be little chillier, around °C, while days are colder, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Wakkanai

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Toyotomi-cho, Sarufutsu-mura, Hamatonbetsu-cho, Reindeer Ranch
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Wakkanai Park ©
Wakkanai Park
Cape Noshappu ©
Cape Noshappu
Wakkanai Port Kita Bohatei Dome ©
Wakkanai Port Kita Bohatei Dome


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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kagoshima: Minamikyushu (Kiyomizu Iwaya Park, Sankakuheisha Monument, &more), Miyakonojo (Takachiho Ranch, Takachihonomine, &more) and Kirishima (Tajachiho Dry Riverbed, Kirishima Shinsuikyo, &more). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Sengan-en, explore the world behind art at Nagashima Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Shiroyama, and enjoy breathtaking views from Shiroyama Observatory.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kagoshima holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Wakkanai to Kagoshima takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Wakkanai in November, you will find days in Kagoshima are much hotter (°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kirishima, Miyazaki, Minamikyushu, Ibusuki, Izumi
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Sengan-en ©
Sakurajima ©
Shiroyama Observatory ©
Shiroyama Observatory