Day 4 Ibusuki & Satsuma Peninsula
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.
Transfer to Kagoshima-prefecture
Lunch at Tosenkyo : Somen Noddle Nagashi
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
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.
The unique Somen noodle nagashi in Tosenkyo ravine in Kaimon open throughout the year
serving cold Somen noodle that swim in the revolving container.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.