21 days in Kagoshima Prefecture Itinerary

21 days in Kagoshima Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kagoshima Prefecture holiday planner

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Route & dates

Start: Tokyo
Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
1
Minamitane-cho
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Yakushima-cho
— 5 nights
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 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Chikuranoiwaya Cave, engage your brain at Tanegashima Space Center, thenexplore the striking landscape at Cape Kadokura, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Homan Shrine.

Plan a Minamitane-cho trip in moments using our 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 a bit 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

Nature Parks 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, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Shiratani Unsuikyo Valley, don't miss a visit to Kigensugi Cedar, hike along Seibu Trail, and soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yakushima-cho trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Minamitane-cho to Yakushima-cho takes 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Yakushima-cho can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can 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
Yakusugi Land ©
Yakusugi Land
Oko no Taki Fall
Oko no Taki Fall

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: contemplate the geological forces at Sakurajima, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Meiji Restoration, take in the pleasant sights at Sengan-en, and enjoy breathtaking views from Yunohira Lookout.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kagoshima trip site.

You can fly from Yakushima-cho to Kagoshima in 4 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kagoshima when traveling from Yakushima-cho in May, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive 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
Chiran Peace Museum ©
Chiran Peace Museum
Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en

3
nights
Minamiosumi-cho

Change things up with these side-trips from Minamiosumi-cho: Kanoya (Kanoya Air Base Museum & Aira Sanryo) and Ibusuki (Mt. Kaimondake, Onsen Resorts, &more).

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Minamiosumi-cho driving holiday planning app.

You can drive from Kagoshima to Minamiosumi-cho in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Kagoshima in May, you will find days in Minamiosumi-cho are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (21°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to 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 still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mangrove Primeval Forest, kick back and relax at Sugira Beach, walk around Ohama Seaside Park, and get in on the family fun at Kagoshima Prefectural Amami Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Amami trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Minamiosumi-cho to Amami. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Minamiosumi-cho in May: highs in Amami hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amami

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tatsugo-cho, Amami Wildlife Center, Sugira Beach
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
Tanaka Isson Museum ©
Tanaka Isson Museum