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Kyushu Travel Guide

Ibusuki travel guide

 

Ibusuki and surrounded araa Satsuma peninsula extends about 50 kilometers south from

Kagoshima-city, making up the southwestern section of Kagoshima Prefecture.

The peninsula offers a mixture of hot springs, subtropical natural attractions and cultural sites.

 

Ibusuki is an onsen resort that is famous for its sand baths, where bathers are buried in

naturally heated sand.

 


 

Ibusuki Onsen resort

 

Steaming sand bath

It is best known for its steaming sand baths along the beach, where bathers in a yukata, or Japanese bathrobe

get buried in the sand up to their neck. The sand heated by steam containing marine minerals is scientifically proven to have therapeutic effects on neuralgia, rheumatism, back pain and other ailments.

 

      Sand Bath Hall SARAKU

         Sand Bath, Kinko bay

 

                Sand Bath


 

Ikeda-ko lake

A circumference of 15 km and a maximum depth of 233 meter, where was created by

volcanic activity long ago. Large eel with a length of 2 meter and circumference of 50 cm

inhabit the lake. It was also known as the lake of a legendary monster called ” Issy” 

purported to live in the lake. 

         Monster called Issy

           Flower garden

           Mount Kaimon


 

Nishi-Oyama Station

The Station is the southernmost railway station in Japan operated by JR,

boasts a breathtaking view of Kaimon-dake volcano to the front.


 

Ryugu Shrine

It is the Urashima Taro legendary shrine peninsula and this shrine is becoming popular as a power

spot of matchmaking and good fortune in love.


 

Nagasaki-bana Cape

The cape is the southernmost point of Satsuma peninsula, where a white lighthouse stands.

You can enjoy the view of the magnificent Mount Kaimondake and rocks with the sea spray

wearing them. The Cape is said to be the birthplace of the legend of Ryugu.

     

 

Meiji-gura

Enjoy tasting Shochu at the most famous Shochu brewery in Kagoshima

Meiji-gura is Satsuma Shuzo’s Shochu brewery and museum.


 

Makurazaki Osakana Center

 

 

Somen noodle nagashi

The unique Somen noodle nagashi in Tosenkyo revine in Kaimon open throughout the year

serving cold Somen noodle that swim in the revloving container.

   


 

                 Location of Ibusuki

  

 


 

 General information on Ibusuki-city  

 

Address

City hall ; 2424 Juchu Ibusuki-city, Kagoshima-prefecture

Access 1 hour and 40 minutes by a vehicle from Kagoshima Airport

50 minutes by a vehicle from Kagoshima-chuo JR Station

55 minuted by JR Express train from Kagoshima-chuo JR Station

1 hour and 15 minutes by local train from from Kagoshima-chuo JR Station

Transportation

Kagoshima kotsu bus

Population 40,000            Pupulation density : 270 / km2 

 

 

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Nagasaki-bana Cape in Satsuma peninsula

 

Nagasaki-bana Cape is the southernmost point of the Satsuma Peninsula.

A walking path leads from a small cluster of souvenir shops to the tip of the cape where

there stands a white lighthouse.

 

         To the Cape

                 Lighthouse

        View from the sea

A highlight of a visit to the cape are the views of nearby Mount Kaimondake, which stands

924 meters above sea level. Because of its conical shape, it bears a striking resemblance to

Mount Fuji and is often referred to as “Satsuma Fuji”.

 

        Mount Kaimondake

                 Lighthouse

                Kinko bay

Nagasaki-bana Cape is said to be the birthplace of The Legend of Urashima Taro who saved a turtle,

it took him to Ryugu-jo (the Palace of the Dragon as a token of it’s gratitude).

The new worship hall of the Ryugu Shrine was built in 2011.

 

              Ryugu Shrine

           Shrine main building

           Urashima Taro

The name of popular limited express for sightseeing “Ibusuki-tamate-bako” is associated with the

Legend of Urashima Taro.

 


 

General information

Address Nagasaki-nana, Yamagawa-Okachogamizu, Ibusuki-city, Kagoshima-prefecture
Access 15 minutes by a vehicle from JR Yamagawa Station

 


 

 

Nishi-Oyama Station

 

Nishi-Oyama Station is the southernmost railway station in Japan operated by JR,

boasts a breathtaking view of Kaimon-dake volcano to the front.

 

The post box standing in front of the station is painted yellow similar to the turnip

rape flower that stands as symbol of Ibusuki.

This post box has seen an explosion in popularity because some believe it brings happiness

to those who send mail from it.

 

 


 

General information

Address

602 Yamakawa-oyama, Ibusuki-city, Kagoshima-prefecture

Access 15 minuts by a vehicle from JR Ibusuki Station

 

Meiji-gura

 

Enjoy tasting Shochu at the most famous Shochu brewery in Kagoshima

 

Meiji-gura is Satsuma Shuzo’s Shochu factory and museum.

Satsuma Shuzo is producing traditional handmade Shochu “Tezukuri Meijigura”and other

traditional making style Shochu like “Banshokou”, “Satsuma Shiranami Kametsubo Jikomi”,

and “Meiji no Shochu” etc.

 

The name Meijigura is a Japanese word made up of the words Meiji, from the Meiji Era,

and the word Gura, for distillery. We use this name Meiji because we use the traditional methods

from the Meiji Era for making our handmade Shochu brands.

 


 

Exploring Meiji-gura


 


 


 

 


 

General information

Address 26 Tategami-honmachi, Makurazaki-city, Kagoshima-prefecture
Access

60 minutes by a vehicle from Kagoshima-city

120 minutes by  a vehicle from Kagoshima Airport

60 minutes by a vehicle from JR Ibusuki Station

60 minutes by a vehicle from Chiran

Open hours 9:00 to 16:00
Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed December 31 and January 1

 

Somen noodle nagashi

 

Enjoy Somen noodle nagashi

 

The unique Somen noodle nagashi in Tosenkyo revine in Kaimon open throughout

the year serving cold Somen noodle that swim in the revloving container.

 

            Tosenkyo Entrance

                Restaurant

                 Somen noodle

          Tosenkyo Shrine

                        Menu

        Serve the Somen noodle

 


 

General information

Address 5967 Kaimon-juchu, Ibusuki-city, Kagoshima-prefecture
Access

1 hour and 40 minutes from Kagoshima Airport by a vehicle

1 hour and 25 minutes from Kagoshima-city by a vehicle

30 minutes from JR Ibusuki Station by a vehicle

Days closed No closing day

 

Ikeda-ko lake

 

Ikeda-ko lake is a caldera lake located 40 km south of Kagoshima-city.

It is best known to tourists as the location of the purported sightings of a monster

named Issie, and as the largest lake in Kyushu with a surface area of 11 km² and

a shoreline length of 15 km.

 It is also known as large eel with a length of 2 meter and circumference of 50 cm inhabit the lake.

 

 


 

General information

Address Ikeda, Ibusuki-city, Kagoshima-prefecture
Access

1 hour and 35 minutes from Kagoshima Airport by a vehicle

1 hour and 20 minutes from Kagoshima-city by a vehicle

25 minutes from JR Ibusuki Station by a vehicle


 

Ryugu Shrine

 

Ryugu Shrine is located at Nagasaki-bana Cape, the southernmost point of Satsuma peninsula.

Nagasaki-bana Cape is said to be the birthplace of the legend of Urashima Taro who saved a turtle,

it took him to Ryugu-jo (the Palace of the Dragon as a token of it’s gratitude).

Sea turtles come to lay eggs on the beach near this place, and local people love them as the

protective god of the sea.

 

            Ryugu Shrine

        Nagasaki-bana Cape

       Lighthouse at the Cape

The new worship hall of the shrine was built in 2011.

The name of popular limited express for sightseeing “Ibusuki-tamate-bako” is associated with the

legend of Urashima Taro. Tamate-bako is a box Otohime gave to Urashima Taro.

 

       Shrine main building

     Urashima Taro

      Shell dedevate house

This shrine is becoming popular as a power spot of matchmaking and good fortune in love.
There are shells in a big pot. It is said that if you write your wish on a shell and dedicate it,

your wish will be granted.

 


 

General information

Address 1578-8 Yamagawa-Okachogamizu, Ibusuki-city, Kagoshima-prefecture
Access 15 minutes by a vehicle from JR Yamagawa Station

 

 

Ibusuki Onsen

 

Ibusuki is an Onsen Resort that is famous for its sand baths, where bathers are buried in

naturally heated sand.

 

    Sand Bath Hall

        Sand Bath, Kinko bay

                 Sand Bath

The town encompasses the southern tip of the Satsuma Peninsula, and the main downtown area is

along the coast facing Kinko bay.

 


 

Exploring Ibusuki Onsen

 

         Ibusuki JR Station

                 Foot Bath

            Down town

            Onsen Hotel

             Kinko bay

 

            Kinko bay

 


 

General information on Ibusuki-city

Address

City hall ; 2424 Juchu Ibusuki-city, Kagoshima-prefecture

Access 1 hour and 40 minutes by a vehicle from Kagoshima Airport

50 minutes by a vehicle from Kagoshima-chuo JR Station

55 minuted by JR Express train from Kagoshima-chuo JR Station

1 hour and 15 minutes by local train from from Kagoshima-chuo JR Station