9 days in Kyushu Itinerary

9 days in Kyushu Itinerary

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9 days in Kyushu Itinerary

Start: Seoul
Train + Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Kagoshima
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Kirishima
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Miyazaki
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h
End: Seoul

2
nights
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.
Sakurajima has been added to your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Kirishima Open-Art Museum and Museum of the Meiji Restoration. Get some historical perspective at Sengan-en Garden and Chiran Heiwa Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Kagoshima: Kamo Hachiman Shrine (in Aira) and Sogi Fall (in Isa).

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kagoshima day trip website .

Seoul, South Korea to Kagoshima is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kirishima.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sogi Fall, Kamo Hachiman Shrine, Chiran Heiwa Park, Kirishima Open-Art Museum
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Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Kirishima Open-Art Museum ©
Kirishima Open-Art Museum
Sogi Fall ©
Sogi Fall

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Uehara Jomon Forest. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Shinmoe, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sano Shrine, and then admire the masterpieces at Matsushita Art Museum.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kirishima trip planner .

You can take a train from Kagoshima to Kirishima in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can take a train to Miyazaki.

Things to do in Kirishima

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Takaharu-cho
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Kirishima Higashi Shrine ©
Kirishima Higashi Shrine
Sano Shrine ©
Sano Shrine
Matsushita Art Museum ©
Matsushita Art Museum

2
nights
Miyazaki

Miyazaki ©
Enjoying some of the warmest weather on Japan's main islands, Miyazaki thrived as a resort town in the 1980s, with hotels, beaches, and seafood restaurants galore.
Explore hidden gems such as Okuragahama Beach and Miyzaki Science Center. Omi Shrine and Saitobaru Tomb will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Miyazaki to go to Tsuno-cho and see Tsuno Shrine, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Miyazaki Prefectural Museum of Nature and History, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aoshima Beach, don't miss a visit to Eda Shrine, and enjoy breathtaking views from Airplane Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Miyazaki trip planning app .

Getting from Kirishima to Miyazaki by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Miyazaki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hyuga, Saitobaru Tomb, Tsuno Shrine
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Omi Shrine ©
Omi Shrine
Tsuno Shrine ©
Tsuno Shrine

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