Things to do in Kagoshima

Kagoshima is the capital city of the Kagoshima prefecture, on the southern island of Kyushu. It has a humid subtropical climate and its very own volcano, Sakurajima.


Climb a volcano in Japan! Hike up Kaimondake in Kyushu

Climb a volcano in Japan! Hike up Kaimondake in Kyushu

Japan is famous for volcanos, Mount Fuji being the most recognised, but you can hike up smaller volcanoes on some amazing hikes all around Japan.

Kyushu, volcano, hikes


Izakaya Hiromichi in Ibusuki, Kyushu, is an intimate sake pub with great food

Izakaya Hiromichi in Ibusuki, Kyushu, is an intimate sake pub with great food

This izakaya is perfect for an informal meal while staying in Ibuskui

Ibusuki, Kyushu, Izakaya, food


Experience a Japanese ryokan in style at the Ginsyo hotel in Ibusuki

Experience a Japanese ryokan in style at the Ginsyo hotel in Ibusuki

This seaside resort hotel is in the traditional ryokan style, and features stunning sea views, onsen and great food

Kyushu, Hotels, Ryokan, Ibusuki


Kagoshima Flower park, Kyushu

Kagoshima Flower park, Kyushu

Visit this subtropical botanical park at the southern tip of Japan

Kyushu, flowers, botanical gardens


Visit the seaside town of Ibusuki for sea views, beaches and hot sand baths

Visit the seaside town of Ibusuki for sea views, beaches and hot sand baths

This lovely little seaside town is a great place to spend a night while exploring southern Kyushu, or as a day trip from Kagoshima

Kyushu, seaside, onsen, spa, sand baths