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Day 4 Ibusuki & Satsuma Peninsula

                                                                                                                        11 days Kyushu tour


Ibusuki & Satsuma Peninsula
The Satsuma Peninsula which projects south from the southwest part of Kyushu Island.

To the west lies the East China Sea, while to the east it faces the Osumi Peninsula across

Kagoshima Bay. Near the southern tip of the peninsula is the 924-metre Mount Kaimon

and the Ibusuki Hot Spring representing Kyushu.  



Leave Hotel in Kumamoto

Transfer to Kagoshima-prefecture

Ikedako lake

Lunch at Tosenkyo : Somen Noddle Nagashi

Ryugu Shrine  

Nagasaki-bana Cape  

Enjoy the sand bath at Ibusuki

Stay at Ibusuki Onsen Resort, Japanese style Hotel,

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



Chiran Samurai Residence

Chiran Peace Museum for the Kamikaze Pilots

Nishi-Oyama Station




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.






Called a small Kyoto in Kagoshima, offer you a fine collection of Samurai houses and gardens

and Chiran Peace Museum for the Kamikaze Pilots.


Chiran Samurai Residence

Those Samurai Houses were built about 250 years ago. Their gardens are beautiful designed,

with Mt. Hahaga-dake as the background. Other natural elements are also incorporated, making

the whole area resemble a series of miniature of Japanese gardens housed in boxes. Seven of

the gardens are designated as natural scenic spots.



Chiran Peace Museum for the Kamikaze Pilots

This museum exhibits precious materials such as pictures, letters, wills, articles and mementos

of the 1,036 Kamikaze pilots based in Chiran who participated in the Battle for Okinawa towards

the end of World War 2.  It also houses a No.3 type fighter aircraft, Hien.



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.




Enjoy tasting Shochu at the most famous Shochu brewery in Kagoshima Meiji-gura is

Satsuma Shuzo’s Shochu brewery and museum.






Most Hotels are located near JR Ibusuki station and facing to Kinko bay and sand bath can be

enjoyed during stay in Ibusuki. Dinner of local cuisine offer at the Hotel.





 - 11 days Kyushu tour