6 days in Kanoya, Ibusuki & Kagoshima Itinerary

6 days in Kanoya, Ibusuki & Kagoshima Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Kanoya
— 1 night
2
Ibusuki
— 2 nights
3
Kagoshima
— 2 nights

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Kanoya

Kanoya ©
Kanoya is a city in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. On the 15th (Tue), get in on the family fun at Kirishimagaoka Park, then admire the natural beauty at Kanoya Rose Garden, and then examine the collection at Kanoya Air Base Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kanoya trip planner.

Manila, Philippines to Kanoya is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manila to Kanoya due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Manila in October; daily highs in Kanoya reach 26°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ibusuki.

Things to do in Kanoya

Parks · Theme Parks · Fun & Games
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Kanoya Rose Garden ©
Kanoya Rose Garden
Kanoya Air Base Museum ©
Kanoya Air Base Museum
Kirishimagaoka Park ©
Kirishimagaoka Park

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Ibusuki

Ibusuki ©
A coastal place of relaxation, Ibusuki stands as a hot spring resort on the southern tip of the peninsula.
On the 16th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt. Kaimondake, take in nature's colorful creations at Flower Park Kagoshima, then take some stellar pictures from Cape Nagasakibana, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryugu Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ikeda, learn about all things military at Chiran Peace Museum, then make a trip to Chiran Samurai Residence Garden, then cruise along JR Southernmost Nishioyama Station, and finally indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ibusuki trip planner.

Drive from Kanoya to Ibusuki in 2.5 hours. In October in Ibusuki, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Kagoshima.

Things to do in Ibusuki

Parks · Nature · Baths

Side Trip

Minamikyushu
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Chiran Peace Museum ©
Chiran Peace Museum
Onsen Resorts
Mt. Kaimondake ©
Mt. Kaimondake

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Sengan-en, then visit Fujino Ako Forest, then get impressive views of Sakurajima, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Karasu Island Observatory. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Shiroyama Observatory, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Meiji Restoration, then don't miss a visit to Tenmonkan, and finally pause for some photo ops at Saigo Takamori Statue.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Kagoshima road trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Ibusuki to Kagoshima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kagoshima when traveling from Ibusuki in October, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kagoshima

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Sengan-en ©
Sengan-en
Sakurajima ©
Sakurajima
Tenmonkan ©
Tenmonkan

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