4 days in Kagoshima Prefecture Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to Kagoshima Airport, Drive to Minamikyushu
— 1 day
— 2 nights
Train to Hakata, Fly to Singapore


Minamikyushu — 1 day

Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Chiran Heiwa Park, pause for some photo ops at Yasurakani, Statue of Mother, pause for some photo ops at Tokoshieni, Tokkoyushi Statue, take an in-depth tour of Chiran Peace Museum, then examine the collection at Hotarukan Tomiyashokudo, and finally make a trip to Chiran Samurai Residence Garden.

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Singapore, Singapore to Minamikyushu is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in February; daily highs in Minamikyushu reach 13°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kagoshima.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Kagoshima — 2 nights

Naples of the East

Kagoshima sits across the bay from Sakurajima, an active volcano that serves as a symbol of the city and works its way into many aspects of life here.
On the 13th (Wed), take in the pleasant sights at Sengan-en, then enjoy breathtaking views from Shiroyama Observatory, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, and finally appreciate the history behind Saigo Takamori Statue.

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Drive from Minamikyushu to Kagoshima in an hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Kagoshima when traveling from Minamikyushu in February, with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Spas
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Kagoshima Prefecture travel guide

Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Volcanos
Kagoshima Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Kyushu. The capital is the city of Kagoshima.HistoryKagoshima Prefecture corresponds to the ancient Japanese provinces Ōsumi and Satsuma, including the northern part of the Ryukyu Islands. This region played a key role in the Meiji Restoration (Saigō Takamori), and the city of Kagoshima was an important naval base during Japan's 20th century wars and the home of admiral Tōgō Heihachirō. More recent incidents are the sinking of a North Korean spy ship (100 ton class) in 2001 by the Coast Guard, which was later salvaged and exhibited in Tokyo, and the abduction of an office clerk from a Kagoshima beach in 1978 by agents from the same country. This became known only recently under the Koizumi administration.GeographyKagoshima Prefecture is located at the southwest tip of Kyushu on the Satsuma Peninsula and Ōsumi Peninsula. This prefecture also includes a chain of islands stretching further to the southwest of Kyushu for a few hundred kilometers. The most important group is the Amami Islands. Surrounded by the East China Sea to the west, Okinawa Prefecture in the south, Kumamoto Prefecture to the north, and Miyazaki Prefecture to the east, it has 2,632 km of coastline (including the 28 islands). It has a bay called Kagoshima Bay (Kinkowan), which is sandwiched by two peninsulas, Satsuma and Ōsumi. Its position made it a 'gateway' to Japan at various times in history. While Kyushu has about 13 million people, there are less than 2 million in this prefecture.