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

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
Check Description
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Kirishima

sightseeing
376 204 613*47
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Ibusuki

sightseeing
285 228 013*23
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Kirishima Shrine

sightseeing
376 089 354
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Chiran Samurai house district

sightseeing
198 473 146*14
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Mt.Onodake Park

sightseeing
285 302 375
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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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Chiran Samurai house district

sightseeing
198 473 146*14
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Tamago no Kikuchan

sightseeing
198 442 313*85
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Satsuma Eikokukan

restaurant
198 473 208*38
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Chiran Peace(Kamikaze) Museum

sightseeing
198 412 097
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Patisserie Gurimari

restaurant
285 257 752
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Uomidake Natural Park

sightseeing
285 348 085
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Cape Nagasakibana Parking Garden

sightseeing
648 565 864
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Flower Park Kagoshima

sightseeing
285 010 011
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Kaimon Submontane Park

sightseeing
285 006 886*04
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Wake Shrine&Inukai fall

sightseeing
216 841 449*18
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Maruonotaki Falls

sightseeing
376 205 631*07
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Ebino Highland Rest Center

sightseeing
376 416 072*65
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Satsuma Denshokan Museum

sightseeing
285 318 025
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Chiri Ring Road

sightseeing
285 349 175
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Iodani Fumarolic Area

sightseeing
376 235 344*75
Location Guide Page

Kirishima Onsen Market

sightseeing
376 204 613*47
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Cafe201

restaurant
198 473 179*81
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Takian

sightseeing
No car park(Public parking MC:198 473 146*14)
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La chuaumiere

restaurant
Check Description
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Roadside Station Lake Ikeda paradise

public_facility
285 275 233
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Mameya Jyuroku

restaurant
285 227 015*03
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Chojyuan

restaurant
285 257 067*55
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Little Cafe

restaurant
285 317 315*24
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TAKETORA

restaurant
285 257 279*42
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Tosenkyo Somen Nagashi

restaurant
285 185 009
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Sand bath Sayuri

sightseeing
285 044 480
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Kuriya

restaurant
285 135 744*31
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Bairi

restaurant
285 432 601*70
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Kareigawa Station

sightseeing
42 867 660*38
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Happy Point

restaurant
393 062 016
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Terayama Park observatory

sightseeing
42 253 692
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Hirakawa Zoo

sightseeing
393 150 313
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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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La chuaumiere

restaurant
Check Description
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Sengan-en and Shoko Shuseikan Museum

sightseeing
42 099 585*50
Location Guide Page

Jumbo Mochi Hirataya

restaurant
42 099 098*67
Location Guide Page

aview Cafe & Flowers

restaurant
393 423 838*31
Location Guide Page

Sushi Madoka

restaurant
42 034 405*08
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Mt.Onodake Park

sightseeing
285 302 375
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Ibusuki

sightseeing
285 228 013*23
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Kagoshima

rental_car
393 575 379*15
Location Guide Page

Mt.Onodake Park

sightseeing
285 302 375
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Hinokami Park

sightseeing
761 288 774
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Miyama Toyukan

sightseeing
147 193 645*64
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Hakata Miyachiku

restaurant
No car park
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Nippon Rent a Car(Kagoshima Airport)

rental_car
42 776 306*25
Location Guide Page

Sengan-en and Shoko Shuseikan Museum

sightseeing
42 099 585*50
Location Guide Page

Amaminosato

sightseeing
393 363 310
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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
Location Guide Page

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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Unagi Matujyu

restaurant
393 546 774*05
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Kagomma Furusato Yatai village

restaurant
393 575 741*42
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Chiran Samurai house district

sightseeing
198 473 146*14
Location Guide Page

Tamago no Kikuchan

sightseeing
198 442 313*85
Location Guide Page

Satsuma Eikokukan

restaurant
198 473 208*38
Location Guide Page

Chiran Peace(Kamikaze) Museum

sightseeing
198 412 097
Location Guide Page

Patisserie Gurimari

restaurant
285 257 752
Location Guide Page

Roadside Station Lake Ikeda paradise

public_facility
285 275 233
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Passion Fruit and Mango Fruit Forest

restaurant
No car park
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Sebira Park

sightseeing
285 180 020
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Katsuichi

sightseeing
198 066 004*16
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Satsuma Shuzo Distillery Meijigura

sightseeing
198 064 161*71
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Roadside Station Yamakawako port

public_facility
285 106 823
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Satsuma Denshokan Museum

sightseeing
285 318 025
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Chiri Ring Road

sightseeing
285 349 175
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※AB カフェに集約 Bandokorobana Park

sightseeing
648 877 247
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Kamafuta Shrine

sightseeing
648 875 666*60
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Makurazaki Osakana Center

sightseeing
198 034 868
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Nakahara Park

sightseeing
198 132 091*01
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Cafe201

restaurant
198 473 179*81
Location Guide Page

Takian

sightseeing
No car park(Public parking MC:198 473 146*14)
Location Guide Page

La chuaumiere

restaurant
Check Description
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Kagoshima Airport

public_facility
Check Description
Location Guide Page

Shiroyama Park Observation Deck

sightseeing
42 036 186
Location Guide Page

Aeon Kagoshima

sightseeing
393 364 886
Location Guide Page

Uomidake Natural Park

sightseeing
285 348 085
Location Guide Page

Cape Nagasakibana Parking Garden

sightseeing
648 565 864
Location Guide Page

Flower Park Kagoshima

sightseeing
285 010 011
Location Guide Page

Kaimon Submontane Park

sightseeing
285 006 886*04
Location Guide Page

Tosenkyo Somen Nagashi

restaurant
285 185 009
Location Guide Page

Sand bath Sayuri

sightseeing
285 044 480
Location Guide Page

Kuriya

restaurant
285 135 744*31
Location Guide Page

Bairi

restaurant
285 432 601*70
Location Guide Page

Kuromon

restaurant
393 575 329*42
Location Guide Page

Jumbo Mochi Hirataya

restaurant
42 099 098*67
Location Guide Page

Baripa

sightseeing
42 005 069*57
Location Guide Page

aview Cafe & Flowers

restaurant
393 423 838*31
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MATHERuBA Cafe

restaurant
147 025 203*06
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Natsu no Niwa

restaurant
147 193 679*88
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Chin Jukan kiln

sightseeing
147 193 705*57
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Hinokami Park

sightseeing
761 288 774
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Naniwa

restaurant
198 066 332*08
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Dining Bar ENGINE

restaurant
198 095 432*01
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AB Cafe

restaurant
648 877 277
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Drive In Oura

restaurant
505 223 875*34
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Kamegaoka

sightseeing
505 070 231
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Miyama Toyukan

sightseeing
147 193 645*64
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Kaze no Oka

restaurant
147 194 652*04
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calm

restaurant
147 193 622*65
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La chuaumiere

restaurant
Check Description
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Mt.Onodake Park

sightseeing
285 302 375
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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
4604KagoshimaKagoshimareturn_triprelaxing330 km¥ 2,250check
4606KagoshimaKagoshimareturn_triprelaxing330 km¥ 3,400check
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