15 days in Kagoshima Prefecture Itinerary

15 days in Kagoshima Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kagoshima Prefecture tour planner

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Kagoshima
— 7 nights
Fly
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Amami
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ibusuki
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Yakushima-cho
— 1 night
Fly

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Kagoshima

— 7 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kagoshima: Kirishima (Kagoshima Jingu Shrine, Kirishima Shrine, &more). The adventure continues: go for a walk through Sengan-en, make a trip to Tenmonkan, take in panoramic vistas at Shiroyama Observatory, and get engrossed in the history at Shoko Shuseikan Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kagoshima trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Kagoshima. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in February, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Amami.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 8:

Amami

— 3 nights
Set on the island of Amami Oshima, the city of Amami serves as an oasis for tourists.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amami: Tatsugo-cho (Kurasaki Beach & Heart Rock). Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Mangrove Primeval Forest. There's more to do: explore the world behind art at Tanaka Isson Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Amami trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Kagoshima to Amami in 3 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Traveling from Kagoshima in February, expect Amami to be a bit warmer, temps between 20°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ibusuki.

Things to do in Amami

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 8 — 11:

Ibusuki

— 3 nights
A coastal place of relaxation, Ibusuki stands as a hot spring resort on the southern tip of the peninsula.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ibusuki: Minamikyushu (Chiran Peace Museum & Chiran Samurai Residence Garden). There's still lots to do: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, tee off at Ibusuki Golf Club, take in the awesome beauty at Mt. Kaimondake, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryugu Shrine.

Plan a Ibusuki trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Amami to Ibusuki takes 14.5 hours. Traveling from Amami in February, things will get slightly colder in Ibusuki: highs are around 13°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Ibusuki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 14:

Yakushima-cho

— 1 night
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 15th (Tue): make a trip to Taikoiwa, take in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, and then don't miss a visit to Wilson Stump.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yakushima-cho route builder site.

Traveling by ferry from Ibusuki to Yakushima-cho takes 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ibusuki in February: highs in Yakushima-cho hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 15:

Kagoshima Prefecture travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Volcanos
Kagoshima Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Kyushu. The capital is the city of Kagoshima.HistoryKagoshima Prefecture corresponds to the ancient Japanese provinces Ōsumi and Satsuma, including the northern part of the Ryukyu Islands. This region played a key role in the Meiji Restoration (Saigō Takamori), and the city of Kagoshima was an important naval base during Japan's 20th century wars and the home of admiral Tōgō Heihachirō. More recent incidents are the sinking of a North Korean spy ship (100 ton class) in 2001 by the Coast Guard, which was later salvaged and exhibited in Tokyo, and the abduction of an office clerk from a Kagoshima beach in 1978 by agents from the same country. This became known only recently under the Koizumi administration.GeographyKagoshima Prefecture is located at the southwest tip of Kyushu on the Satsuma Peninsula and Ōsumi Peninsula. This prefecture also includes a chain of islands stretching further to the southwest of Kyushu for a few hundred kilometers. The most important group is the Amami Islands. Surrounded by the East China Sea to the west, Okinawa Prefecture in the south, Kumamoto Prefecture to the north, and Miyazaki Prefecture to the east, it has 2,632 km of coastline (including the 28 islands). It has a bay called Kagoshima Bay (Kinkowan), which is sandwiched by two peninsulas, Satsuma and Ōsumi. Its position made it a 'gateway' to Japan at various times in history. While Kyushu has about 13 million people, there are less than 2 million in this prefecture.

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