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Day 5 Kagoshima & Sakurajima Island

                                                                                    Self-guided 11 days Kyushu tour


Kagoshima is the southernmost prefecture in Kyushu which can see Sakura-jima which raises

the smoke across the Kagoshima Bay. Kagoshima prospered in the Edo period as a castle

town, and is a hometown of Takamori Saigo who contributed to the Meiji Restoration

Sakurajima has active volcano with three peaks, Kita-dake, Naka-dake and still active 





Check out Hotel in Ibusuki

Transfer to Kagoshima, from Ibusuki to Kagoshima-chuo station by JR Limited express train 

Chartered taxi is used from JR Kagoshima-chuo station for exploring

Kagoshima and Sakurajima Island

Exploring  Kagoshima

Sengan-en Garden

Shoko Shuseikan

Transfer to Sakurajima Island by a Ferry

Exploring Sakurajima Island

Stay at Kagoshima-city Tenmonkan, Western style Hotel, included breakfast

Dinner at Kagoshima-city, local specialty cuisines 



Where to explore


Sengan-en is the most famous garden in Kagoshima-prefecture, made by Shimazu lord

in the 19th century at the beautiful bay side Kinko bay. The garden contains many historic 

artifact that tell of its long history.



Shoko Shuseikan Modern Industrial Complex   / UNESCO World Heritage

The museum of the Classics located here exhibits a various of objects related to the Shimazu

family and the Satsuma domain, introducing a Shimazu family tree chart and many other

belongings. The stone building which houses the collection has been designated on the

UNESCO World Heritage,  Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution



Sakura-jima Ferry

Sakura-jima Ferry connects Kagoshima-city and Sakura-jima Island in 15 minutes and 

is operated for 24 hours.



Sakura-jima Island

An active volcano with three peaks, Kita-dake, Naka-dake and still active Minami-dake.

Formerly an island, it became connected with the Osumi Peninsula in 1914 when lava from its

summit closed the channel between the two.





Kagoshima, Tenmonkan

Tenmonkan is the main shopping district where the Tenmonkan arcade abounds with shoppers

at all sorts of restaurants, some of which specialize in Kagoshima cuisine, as well as cafes and








Sakura-jima Island




 - Self-guided 11 days Kyushu tour