Japan Drive Route Guide

Area
Kyushu
Travel Period
-
Route
4601
Overview
Start
Kagoshima
Goal
Kagoshima
Way
day_trip
Travel Pace
relaxing
Distance
120 km
Rank
Highway fee
¥ 1,950
About this route
This is a day trip from Kagoshima city to the Kagoshima bay area. You can enjoy a 120km seaside drive. The highlights of this route are Senganen and Sakurajima ferry cruise. Recommended food is umberjack fish at an unknown fisherman’s restaurant in Sakurajima and Black Pork in Kirishima. In spring, you can enjoy cherry blossom and wisteria. In autumn, you can enjoy colored ginkgo trees. Although it is just day trip, it is a nice driving route with good balance to experience attractions of Kagoshima. However, if you have more time, it is highly recommend to stay at Ibusuki city and use Route4610 or in Kirishima and use Route4604.

Kagoshima

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393 575 379*15
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Kagoshima

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393 575 379*15
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Sengan-en and Shoko Shuseikan Museum

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42 099 585*50
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Ajidokoro Okan

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393 414 066*86
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Tsubobatake

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216 338 169*80
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Day. 1Kagoshima to Kagoshima
This day you can enjoy day trip from Kagoshima city. You can relax traveling today because the travel distance is only about 120km and you do not need to pack your luggage. It is recommended to travel in a clock wise direction around the Kagoshima bay. In the morning, let's drive up to the Shiroyama Park Observation Deck(城山公園展望台) in Kagoshima city to see the famous active volcano Sakurajima(桜島), the symbol of Kagoshima. The main highlight of this day has to be 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, 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. Today's recommended lunch is at ambejack fish restaurant. Our daily driving map will guide you directly to some secret fisherman's restaurants which are unknown by foreign tourists. Then, let' s drive to Yunohira Observatory(湯之平展望所) at the bottom of Sakurajima. You can take the Sakurajima Ferry from Sakurajima to Kagoshia. It is a 15min cruise. They are operating 70 cruises, 24/24 hours and you don’t need to make reservation. We will let you know how to take it with our driving map. In addition, be sure to visit the 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. It is really worth seeing them so please make it your priority visit 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.
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