©

Kagoshima trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Kagoshima

Sightseeing Nature Museums

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. The regular eruptions of the volcano coat the city with ash, which looks rather striking once it is at rest but can be dangerous for air traffic. The old castle town possesses many interesting historical sites dating back to the time of the Meiji Restoration, with gardens, temples, and the main castle highlighting most holidays in Kagoshima. When using our Japan vacation planner, you're building your holiday based on your own interests, visitor reviews, and the informed opinions of our well-traveled writers.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Kagoshima

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities in Kyushu-Okinawa:
Sightseeing, zoos & aquariums, beaches
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Museums, historic sites, sightseeing
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Nature, sightseeing, baths
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Historic sites, sightseeing, shopping
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Beaches, sightseeing, nature
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »

Where to stay in Kagoshima

High-rise hotels in Kagoshima offer views of the volcano across the bay, with sights of the quietly erupting giant high on the list of most visiting guests. The city center offers a variety of accommodations, scattered from the main train station down to the waterfront. Some side-street guesthouses provide budget-friendly rooms in this district, while boutique hotels offer their take on traditional Japanese hospitality, with themed rooms and local cuisine gracing their menus.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Kagoshima

60 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Kagoshima BY A USER FROM HONG KONG December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 43 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kagoshima BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Kagoshima Prefecture BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Kagoshima BY A USER FROM HONG KONG October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kagoshima BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Yakushima, Kagoshima & Fukuoka BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: November, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kagoshima Prefecture BY A USER FROM THAILAND February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 21 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, culture, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, kids, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans