21 days in Kagoshima Prefecture Itinerary

21 days in Kagoshima Prefecture Itinerary

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21 days in Kagoshima Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Minamitane-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Yakushima-cho
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Kagoshima
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Minamiosumi-cho
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
5
Amami
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Tokyo

2
nights
Minamitane-cho

Minamitane-cho ©
On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Chikuranoiwaya Cave, get curious at Tanegashima Space Center, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cape Kadokura, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Homan Shrine.

Discover how to plan a Minamitane-cho trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Tokyo to Minamitane-cho is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Tokyo in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Minamitane-cho, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yakushima-cho.

Things to do in Minamitane-cho

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Nishinoomote, Nakatane-cho
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Kadokura ©
Cape Kadokura
Tanegashima Space Center ©
Tanegashima Space Center
Homan Shrine ©
Homan Shrine

5
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: explore the stunning scenery at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, make a trip to Jōmon Sugi, admire the sheer force of Oko no Taki Fall, and enjoy the sand and surf at Nagata Inakahama.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yakushima-cho road trip planner .

Drive from Minamitane-cho to Yakushima-cho in 3.5 hours. In April in Yakushima-cho, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Yakushima-cho

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 2:
Highlights from your plan
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley ©
Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley
Oko no Taki Fall
Oko no Taki Fall
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land

5
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kagoshima: Minamikyushu (Chiran Peace Museum, Chiran Samurai Residence Garden, & more) and Kirishima (Kirishima Distillery, Kirishima Shrine, & more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Sengan-en, pause for some photo ops at Saigo Takamori Statue, admire the masterpieces at Nagashima Museum, and browse the different shops at AMU PLAZA KAGOSHIMA.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kagoshima trip itinerary planning tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Yakushima-cho to Kagoshima in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Yakushima-cho in May since evenings lows in Kagoshima dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Minamiosumi-cho.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kirishima, Minamikyushu
Find places to stay May 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Chiran Peace Museum ©
Chiran Peace Museum
Shiroyama Observatory ©
Shiroyama Observatory

3
nights
Minamiosumi-cho

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Minamiosumi-cho: Kanoya (Kanoya Air Base Museum & Aira Sanryo) and Ibusuki (Mt. Kaimondake, Onsen Resorts, & more).

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Minamiosumi-cho trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Kagoshima to Minamiosumi-cho by car takes about 2.5 hours. When traveling from Kagoshima in May, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Minamiosumi-cho: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Amami.

Things to do in Minamiosumi-cho

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Ibusuki, Kanoya
Find places to stay May 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Onsen Resorts
Mt. Kaimondake ©
Mt. Kaimondake
Cape Nagasakibana ©
Cape Nagasakibana

4
nights
Amami

Amami ©
Set on the island of Amami Oshima, the city of Amami serves as an oasis for tourists.
Explore Amami's surroundings by going to Amami Wildlife Center (in Yamato-son) and Tatsugo-cho (Kurasaki Beach, Heart Rock, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Mangrove Primeval Forest, walk around Cape Ayamaru Kanko Park, stroll through Sugira Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Tomori Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Amami online trip planner .

You can drive from Minamiosumi-cho to Amami in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. When traveling from Minamiosumi-cho in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Amami: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amami

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tatsugo-cho, Sugira Beach, Amami Wildlife Center
Find places to stay May 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Mangrove Primeval Forest ©
Mangrove Primeval Forest
Cape Ayamaru Kanko Park ©
Cape Ayamaru Kanko Park
Tomori Beach ©
Tomori Beach