11 days in Kagoshima & Yakushima-cho Itinerary

11 days in Kagoshima & Yakushima-cho Itinerary

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11 days in Kagoshima & Yakushima-cho Itinerary

Start: Kagoshima
1
Kagoshima
— 7 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
2
Yakushima-cho
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Kagoshima

7
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Takachihonomine and Fushime Coast. Visiting Sakurajima and Sekiyoshi Sluice Gate of Yoshino Leat will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Kagoshima: Kirishima Open-Art Museum (in Yusui-cho), Izumi (Open Samurai Residence Takezoetei & Izumi City Public Samurai Residence Saishotei) and Satsuma Shuzo Brewery Meijigura (in Makurazaki). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kirishima Higashi Shrine, make a trip to Kamo Hachiman Shrine, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sengetsushuzo.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kagoshima trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Kagoshima Airport. In April, daytime highs in Kagoshima are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hitoyoshi, Minamikyushu, Izumi, Kirishima, Ibusuki
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Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Kirishima Open-Art Museum ©
Kirishima Open-Art Museum
Chiran Peace Museum ©
Chiran Peace Museum

3
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.
On the 17th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Janokuchinotaki Falls and then trek along Yakusugi Land. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Tachudake, get answers to all your questions at The Yakushima World Heritage Conservation Center, then get outside with Isso Beach, and finally make a trip to Yahazu Cape.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yakushima-cho online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kagoshima to Yakushima-cho takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Yakushima-cho when traveling from Kagoshima in April, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Isso Beach ©
Isso Beach
Mt. Mocchomudake ©
Mt. Mocchomudake

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