8 days in Kumamoto Prefecture & Kagoshima Prefecture Itinerary

8 days in Kumamoto Prefecture & Kagoshima Prefecture Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Kumamoto
— 1 night
2
Aso
— 1 night
3
Yakushima-cho
— 2 nights
4
Kagoshima
— 3 nights

1
night
Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
On the 5th (Wed), make a trip to Sl Hitoyoshi.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kumamoto visit planner.

Seoul, South Korea to Kumamoto is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Kumamoto are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Aso.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sl Hitoyoshi
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Sakuranobaba Johsaien ©
Sakuranobaba Johsaien

1
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Aso

Aso ©
Formed in 2005 after the merger of several smaller towns, Aso still offers a break from the urbane.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): examine the collection at Aso Volcano Museum, take a memorable drive along Kusasenrigahama, thenget outside with Aso Panorama Line, and finally take some stellar pictures from Daikanbo.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Aso road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kumamoto to Aso takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Aso, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Aso

Scenic Drive Outdoors Nature
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Kusasenrigahama ©
Kusasenrigahama
Daikanbo ©
Daikanbo
Aso Panorama Line ©
Aso Panorama Line

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yakushima Shrine, don't miss a visit to Wilson Stump, thentake in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, thendon't miss a visit to Taikoiwa, and finally make a trip to Jōmon Sugi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Yakusugi Land, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, and then make a trip to Kigensugi Cedar.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Yakushima-cho vacation planner.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Aso to Yakushima-cho in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and ferry. August in Yakushima-cho sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Taikoiwa ©
Taikoiwa

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kagoshima side-trips: Minamikyushu (Chiran Peace Museum & Toyotamahime Shrine), Ushine Bridge (in Tarumizu) and Ibusuki (Cape Nagasakibana, Onsen Resorts, &more). The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Sengan-en, admire the masterpieces at Nagashima Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Meiji Restoration, and enjoy breathtaking views from Shiroyama Observatory.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kagoshima trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Yakushima-cho to Kagoshima takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ibusuki, Minamikyushu, Ushine Bridge
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Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Onsen Resorts

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