Japan Drive Route Guide

Area
Kyushu
Travel Period
2D1N
Route
4603
Overview
Start
Kagoshima
Goal
Kagoshima
Way
return_trip
Travel Pace
relaxing
Distance
190 km
Rank
Highway fee
¥ 1,950
About this route
This is a 2 day 1 night driving route from Kagoshima to the famous Onsen resort Kirishima. The total driving distance is only about 190km and the travel pace is very relaxing. The highlights of this route is Senganen, Sakurajima ferry cruise and hiking atEbino highland. Recommended food are umberjack fish at an unknown fisherman's restaurant in Sakurajima and Black Pork in Kirishima. In spring, you can enjoy cherry blossoms and wisteria. In autumn, you can enjoy colored ginkgo trees However, if you extend your trip 1 more day, you can travel to Ibusuki town to visit there famous sand-bath and Osumi peninsula which includes Ogawa falls with Route4606. Highly recommended.

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

restaurant
393 414 066*86
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Tsubobatake

sightseeing
216 338 169*80
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Gas Station(Kagoshima Airport)

public_facility
42 746 854
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Kirishima Shrine

sightseeing
376 089 354
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Kokubushiroyama Park

sightseeing
216 544 424
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Tsubobatake

sightseeing
216 338 169*80
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Tarumizu 1000 Ginkgo park

sightseeing
393 269 129
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Ajidokoro Okan

restaurant
393 414 066*86
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Arimura Observatory

sightseeing
393 501 019
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Kurokami Buried Shrine Gate

sightseeing
393 595 631*03
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Ogaku pottery

sightseeing
393 553 236
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Sakurajima island Nagisa Park

sightseeing
42 011 375
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Sengan-en and Shoko Shuseikan Museum

sightseeing
42 099 585*50
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Shiroyama Park Observation Deck

sightseeing
42 036 186
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Aeon Kagoshima

sightseeing
393 364 886
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Kagoshima Ferry Terminal

public_facility
42 037 389
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Sakurajima Ferry Terminal

public_facility
42 011 538
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Gas Station(Kagoshima Chuo Station)

public_facility
393 575 594*44
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Kagoshima Aquarium

sightseeing
42 038 123
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Tenmonkan Street Parking

sightseeing
42 006 411*06
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Iodani Fumarolic Area

sightseeing
376 235 344*75
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Maruonotaki Falls

sightseeing
376 205 631*07
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Kirishima Onsen Market

sightseeing
376 204 613*47
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Jyugoro Soba

restaurant
393 264 520*54
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Kareigawa Station

sightseeing
42 867 660*38
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Kurobutano Yakata

restaurant
216 787 621
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Barrel Valley Praha & Gen

sightseeing
42 775 205
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Eirakuso

restaurant
216 691 639*48
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Kimamana Kitchen

restaurant
376 204 639*23
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Kuromon

restaurant
393 575 329*42
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Jumbo Mochi Hirataya

restaurant
42 099 098*67
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Nippon Rent a Car(Kagoshima Airport)

rental_car
42 776 306*25
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Nippon Rent a Car(Kagoshima Chuo Station East Exit)

rental_car
393 575 379*15
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Baripa

sightseeing
42 005 069*57
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aview Cafe & Flowers

restaurant
393 423 838*31
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Takatoge Azalea Park

sightseeing
472 362 633
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Wake Shrine&Inukai fall

sightseeing
216 841 449*18
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Kirin Shoten

sightseeing
376 045 590*24
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Takachiho farm

sightseeing
227 000 827
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Kiriya Sakuraya

restaurant
42 569 567
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Kagoshima Airport

public_facility
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Kirishima

sightseeing
376 204 613*47
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Kagoshima

rental_car
393 575 379*15
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Kirishima Shrine

sightseeing
376 089 354
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Ryumon Falls(Kagoshima)

sightseeing
42 590 608*41
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Shiroyama Park Observation Deck

sightseeing
42 036 186
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Kagoshima Airport

public_facility
Check Description
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Nippon Rent a Car(Kagoshima Airport)

rental_car
42 776 306*25
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Gas Station(Kagoshima Airport)

public_facility
42 746 854
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Kirishima Shrine

sightseeing
376 089 354
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Kirishima Open Air Museum

sightseeing
Check Description
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Kokubushiroyama Park

sightseeing
216 544 424
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Sengan-en and Shoko Shuseikan Museum

sightseeing
42 099 585*50
Location Guide Page

Shiroyama Park Observation Deck

sightseeing
42 036 186
Location Guide Page

Aeon Kagoshima

sightseeing
393 364 886
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Nippon Rent a Car(Kagoshima Chuo Station East Exit)

rental_car
393 575 379*15
Location Guide Page

Gas Station(Kagoshima Chuo Station)

public_facility
393 575 594*44
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Tenmonkan Street Parking

sightseeing
42 006 411*06
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Unagi Sueyoshi

restaurant
No car park(Public parking MC:42 006 411*06)
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Tontoro Ramen

restaurant
No car park (Public parking MC:42 006 411*06)
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Komurasaki

restaurant
No car park (Public parking MC:42 006 411*06)
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TENMONKAN MUJAKI

restaurant
No car park (Public parking MC:42 006 411*06)
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Karen(Kagoshima)

restaurant
No car park (Public parking MC:42 006 411*06)
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Sushi Madoka

restaurant
42 034 405*08
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Kagomma Furusato Yatai village

restaurant
393 575 741*42
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Kamou Hachiman Shrine

sightseeing
42 638 407*37
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Iodani Fumarolic Area

sightseeing
376 235 344*75
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Maruonotaki Falls

sightseeing
376 205 631*07
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Kirishima Onsen Market

sightseeing
376 204 613*47
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Taiguruma

restaurant
42 527 749*22
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Kareigawa Station

sightseeing
42 867 660*38
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Kurobutano Yakata

restaurant
216 787 621
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Fukufuku(Kajiki Branch)

restaurant
42 527 616*45
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Barrel Valley Praha & Gen

sightseeing
42 775 205
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Eirakuso

restaurant
216 691 639*48
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Olive no Ki

restaurant
376 089 426*31
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Kimamana Kitchen

restaurant
376 204 639*23
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Kuromon

restaurant
393 575 329*42
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Jumbo Mochi Hirataya

restaurant
42 099 098*67
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Terayama Park observatory

sightseeing
42 253 692
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Baripa

sightseeing
42 005 069*57
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aview Cafe & Flowers

restaurant
393 423 838*31
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MATHERuBA Cafe

restaurant
147 025 203*06
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Wake Shrine&Inukai fall

sightseeing
216 841 449*18
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Ryumon Falls(Kagoshima)

sightseeing
42 590 608*41
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Kirin Shoten

sightseeing
376 045 590*24
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Takachiho farm

sightseeing
227 000 827
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Kiriya Sakuraya

restaurant
42 569 567
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Ebino Kogen Plateau

other
376 416 043*00
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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 Kagoshima
Today the journey will take you from Kirishima to Kagoshima. You can have a relaxing day because the mileage is only about 100km. If you are an onsen lover it is good idea to enjoy it in the morning before your departure. The first destination is Kirishima Jingu Shrine(霧島神宮). In the morning, there are few tourists allowing you to feel the solemn atmosphere. Kirishima Open Air Museum(霧島アートの森) or trekking at Ebino Kogen Plateau(えびの高原) are also recommended but more time is required, so please control your schedule. You have many lunch options such as a. nice atmosphere cafe, Black Pork, ramen, revolving sushi and so on today. Let's find your favorite from our recommendation located in MyMap. After lunch you can stop by Ryumon Falls(龍門滝) and then head to Kagoshima city. If you haven't visit Sengan-en(仙巌園), it is highly recommended to reach there at least 1 hour before closing time. The final destination is Shiroyama Park Observation Deck(城山公園展望台). You will be amazed with Sakurajima, the symbol of Kagoshima, lluminated by the setting sun and night view of Kagoshima city.
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 2D1N Kyushu Route

Route numberStart cityGoal cityWayTravel PaceDistanceRankHighway feeDetail
4602KagoshimaKagoshimareturn_triprelaxing210 km¥ 300check
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