Japan Drive Route Guide

Area
Kyushu
Travel Period
3D2N
Route
4605
Overview
Start
Kagoshima
Goal
Kagoshima
Way
return_trip
Travel Pace
relaxing
Distance
360 km
Rank
Highway fee
¥ 3,550
About this route
This is a 3 day 2 night driving route which includes staying in Kirishima which is nationally famous for their Onsen and sand-bath town Ibusuki. The driving distance is 360km over 3days. This route offers you many highlights of the Kagoshima prefecture within 3 days, so it is highly recommended. It is also recommended for a traveler who like Onsen because you will spend 2 nights at an inn with an Onsen. The highlights of this route areSenganen,Chiran Samurai house district, sand-bath in Ibusuki town and Sakurajima ferry cruise. Recommended food for this route includes Japanese set lunch in a samurai house in Chiran, Bonito in Makurazaki city, umberjack fish at an unknown fisherman's restaurant in Sakurajima and Black Pork in Kirishima. In spring, you can enjoy cherry blossoms,rape blossoms, roses and wisteria. In summer you can enjoy sun flowers. In autumn, you can enjoy colored ginkgo trees. If you don't plan to stay in Kagoshima city before or after your driving trip, ee recommend Route 4640 more due to more relaxing itinerary. And if you are interested in Ogawa falls in Osumi peninsula side, please consider Route 4606.

Kagoshima

rental_car
393 575 379*15
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Kirishima

sightseeing
376 204 613*47
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Sengan-en and Shoko Shuseikan Museum

sightseeing
42 099 585*50
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Ajidokoro Okan

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393 414 066*86
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Tsubobatake

sightseeing
216 338 169*80
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Kirishima

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376 204 613*47
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Ibusuki

sightseeing
285 228 013*23
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Kirishima Shrine

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376 089 354
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Chiran Samurai house district

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198 473 146*14
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Mt.Onodake Park

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285 302 375
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Ibusuki

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285 228 013*23
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Kagoshima

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393 575 379*15
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Mt.Onodake Park

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285 302 375
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Hinokami Park

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761 288 774
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Miyama Toyukan

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147 193 645*64
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Day. 1Kagoshima to Kirishima
This journey takes you from Kagoshima to Kirishima. You can have a relaxing day because the mileage is only about 100km. The main highlight of this day has to be the Senganen Garden(仙巌園). There is the house of the Shimazu family who strongly contributed to the Japan modernization and you can enjoy an idyllic Sakurajima view from their beautiful garden. After that, you can take the Sakurajima Ferry from Kagoshima Ferry Terminal to Sakurajima Ferry Terminal. It is a 15min cruise. They are operating 70 cruises, 24/24 hours and you don’t need to make reservation. You can check how to take it with Kagoshima Ferry Terminal(鹿児島フェリーターミナル) page. Once you reach Sakurajima island, let' s drive to the Yunohira Observatory(湯之平展望所) at the bottom of Mt.Sakurajima. Today's recommended lunch is at the secret fisherman's restaurants which are unknown by foreign tourists. Their ambejack fish are amazing. Please check the map. After that, let's stop by the Tsubobatake(坂元のくろず壺畑情報館) where black vinegar has been produced in a traditional way for more than 200 years. Then, you can head to the Kirishima (霧島) area which has many other sightseeing spots like a farm, a highland, a park where Onsen steam blows out from the ground, and so on. At night, please take a rest at a traditional Onsen in Kirishima. In addition, be assured that there are amazing azelea places in spring and some colored Ginkgo trees forests. If you travel in spring or autumn, our daily driving map will guide you directly to these spots.
Rent a car at Kagoshima
Return a car at Kagoshima If you choose "One way route", you need to return your rental car at Kagoshima city. Below 2 branches are recommended. ①Kagoshima Chuo Station East Exit Branch : For travelers who take Shinkansen(Bullet train) to Fukuoka. ②Kagoshima Airport Branch : For travelers who take international or domestic flight from Kagoshima airport.
Stay at Kirishima
You will stay in Kirishima(霧島) on this day. Kirishima is a very famous hot spring resort. You can choose from a reasonable 3-star ryokan to a 5-star ryokan which provide you a wonderful dinner and an amazing Onsen facilities. Kirishima area is consider as countryside. Restaurants, shops and convenience stores are very limited and difficult to find place to have dinner and breakfast. Don't forget to book plan with dinner and breakfast. Most of accommodations don't charge parking fee.
Day. 2Kirishima to Ibusuki
This day will head from Kirishima to Ibusuki famous sand bath resorts. Mileage about 140km. If you haven't visited "Kirishima Shrine(霧島神宮)" first. Then, let's drive to "Ryumon Falls(龍門滝)" to refresh in clean air. If you like, "Kamou Hachiman Shrine(蒲生八幡神社)"which has the biggest camphor tree is recommended too. Then let's take highway to Chiran town. The biggest highlight of this day is "Chiran Samurai House District(知覧武家屋敷)" where is listed as preserved district of traditional buildings with 270 years history.. You can enjoy walking through 7 Samurai houses with beautiful Japanese gaedens. You also can enjoy lunch and tea in this town. Our driving map will guide you some Japanese restaurant in Samurai house and famous English tea house. After lunch,"Chiran Peace Museum(知覧特攻平和会館)" is worth to see. Here is museum of young men who were chosen as Kamikaze(suicidal attack) pilots. In spring, cherry blossoms street is beautiful there too. Ibusuki is nationally famous for its sand bath. It is recommended to reach your inn early and enjoy it and Onsen too. If you don't stay inn with sand bath facility, you also can go to oneday sand bath too. In addition, there are amazing cherry blossom and wisteria places on this route in spring If you will travel in these period, our daily driving map will guide you these spots. It is really worth to see and please priority there.
Stay at Ibusuki
You will stay in Ibusuki(指宿) city on this day. Ibusuki is a town famous nationwide for hot sand baths. Some hotels and Ryokans have not only normal Onsen but own sand baths facility as well and highly recommended. Ibusuki is consider as countryside. Restaurants, shops and convenience stores are very limited and difficult to find place to have dinner and breakfast. Don't forget to book plan with dinner and breakfast. Most of accommodations don't charge parking fee.
Day. 3Ibusuki to Kagoshima
This day will head from Ibusuki to Kagoshima. You can relax this day because mileage is about 120km only. If you haven't try sand bath, let's go to one day sand bath first. Then, first destination is "Cape Nagasakibana(長崎鼻)" which is located the most sourthernmost Satsuma Peninsula. You can enjoy the sight of the majestic Mt.Kaimondake. You also can stop by "Flower Park Kagoshima(フラワーパークかごしま)" near there. Then, let's casing to Makurazaki(枕崎) city which is city of Bonito fish and traditional distilled liquor Shochu. It is recommended to visit fish market "Makurazaki Osakana Center(枕崎お魚センター)". You can buy their speciality Katsuobushi(dried bonito) there. It is also recommended to eat very fresh bonito as lunch. After that you also can visit "Satsuma Shuzo Distillery Meijigura(薩摩酒造蒸溜所 明治蔵)". It is one of the biggest Shochu distillery and worth to visit. After that, you can drive to Kagoshima city. This area is also well-known as green tea plantation area and you can enjoy driving through green tea farm. We also let you know a secret spot overlooking the magnificent green tea plantations. In addition, there are many flower spots of cherry blossom, azelea and rape blossom in spring and great sand sculputure festival in May. If you will travel in this period, our daily driving map will guide you these spots. It is really worth to see and please priority there.
Return a car at Kagoshima
Return a car at Kagoshima If you choose "One way route", you need to return your rental car at Kagoshima city. Below 2 branches are recommended. ①Kagoshima Chuo Station East Exit Branch : For travelers who take Shinkansen(Bullet train) to Fukuoka. ②Kagoshima Airport Branch : For travelers who take international or domestic flight from Kagoshima airport.

Check Other 3D2N Kyushu Route

Route numberStart cityGoal cityWayTravel PaceDistanceRankHighway feeDetail
705FukuokaFukuokareturn_triprelaxing420 km¥ 0check
706FukuokaFukuokareturn_tripnormal440 km¥ 3,500check
707FukuokaFukuokareturn_tripnormal480 km¥ 0check
708FukuokaFukuokareturn_tripbusy500 km¥ 1,500check
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