19 days in Kagoshima Prefecture Itinerary

19 days in Kagoshima Prefecture Itinerary

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19 days in Kagoshima Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  11 h 15 min
1
Kagoshima
— 6 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
2
Yakushima-cho
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Kanoya
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Izumi
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kagoshima: Ibusuki (Former Yamagawa Salt Manufacturer, Lake Ikeda, & more), Minamikyushu (Bandokorobana Park, Tokoshieni, Tokkoyushi Statue, & more) and Kirishima (Kareigawa Station, Kirishima Shrine, & more). There's lots more to do: go for a walk through Sengan-en, contemplate the geological forces at Sakurajima, take in panoramic vistas at Yunohira Lookout, and meet the residents at Kagoshima City Aquarium.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kagoshima road trip app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kagoshima is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Kagoshima. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, with highs in Kagoshima at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ibusuki, Minamikyushu, Kirishima
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 25:
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Senganen ©
Senganen
Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Kirishima Shrine ©
Kirishima Shrine

6
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.
Yakushima-cho is known for nature, baths, trails, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, admire the sheer force of Sempiro Falls, soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and don't miss a visit to Wilson Stump.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yakushima-cho trip planner .

Getting from Kagoshima to Yakushima-cho by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Kagoshima in December; daily highs in Yakushima-cho reach 18°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Kanoya.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 31:
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Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Oko no Taki Fall
Oko no Taki Fall

2
nights
Kanoya

Kanoya ©
Kanoya is a city in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): examine the collection at Kanoya Air Base Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Kanoya Rose Garden, then get in on the excitement at Kirishimagaoka Park, then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, and finally go for a walk through Tarumizu Sembon Ginkgo Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Kamikawa Otaki Park, then admire the sheer force of Kamikawaotaki Falls, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Aira Sanryo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arahira Tenzin Shrine.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kanoya online travel planner .

Getting from Yakushima-cho to Kanoya by car takes about 7.5 hours. While traveling from Yakushima-cho, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Kanoya, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Izumi.

Things to do in Kanoya

Parks Theme Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kinko-cho, Tarumizu
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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Kanoya Rose Garden ©
Kanoya Rose Garden
Kanoya Air Base Museum ©
Kanoya Air Base Museum
Arahira Tenzin Shrine ©
Arahira Tenzin Shrine

4
nights
Izumi

Izumi ©
Izumi is a city located in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. Change things up with these side-trips from Izumi: Satsuma-cho (Onsen Resorts & Shibi Shrine) and Isa (Tadamoto Park, Sogi Power Station, & more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Uwaba-kogen Highlands, see the interesting displays at Izumi City Crane Center, steep yourself in history at Izumi Fumoto Samurai Houses, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hakozaki Hachiman Shrine.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Izumi tour planner.

You can drive from Kanoya to Izumi in 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Izumi when traveling from Kanoya in January, with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Izumi

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Isa, Satsuma-cho
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:
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Sogi Fall ©
Sogi Fall
Tokozan Park ©
Tokozan Park
Hakozaki Hachiman Shrine ©
Hakozaki Hachiman Shrine