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Day 4 Ibusuki & Satsuma Peninsula

                                                                                       Self-guided 11 days Kyushu tour


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

Kagoshima-city, making up the south-western 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.


Check out Hotel in Kumamoto
Transfer to Kagoshima and Ibusuki
   from Kumamoto to Kagoshima-chuo station by JR Shinkansen
   from Kagoshima-chuo to Ibusuki station by JR Limited express train 

A chartered taxi is used from JR Ibusuki station for exploring Satsuma Peninsula

  Ikedako lake

  Lunch at Tosenkyo :  Somen Noddle Nagashi

  Ryugu Shrine  

  Nagasaki-bana Cape  

Enjoy the sand bath at Ibusuki

Stay at Ibusuki Onsen ResortJapanese style Hotel,

 Dinner at Hotel : Japanese style kaiseki dinner including local specialty cuisines



Where to explore


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



Somen noodle nagashi

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

serving cold Somen noodle that swim in the revolving container.



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.





Ibusuki Onsen resort   Enjoy 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.





 - Self-guided 11 days Kyushu tour