Top 10 things to do in Ibusuki

  1. Sand Bath at Saraku

    Address: 10700-1 Yamakawa, Ibusuki, Kagoshima 891-0406

    Experience a unique Japanese tradition by taking a sand bath at Saraku. Buried up to your neck in naturally heated sand, this therapeutic activity is said to detoxify the body and improve blood circulation.

  2. Chiran Samurai Residences

    Address: 7428 Kawanabe, Chiran-cho, Minamikyushu, Kagoshima 897-0302

    Step back in time and explore the well-preserved samurai residences in Chiran. Admire the traditional architecture and beautiful gardens while learning about the history of the samurai.

  3. Yunohira Lookout

    Address: 5165-1 Yunohira, Ibusuki, Kagoshima 891-0406

    Climb to the top of Yunohira Lookout for panoramic views of Kaimondake volcano and the surrounding ocean. This popular hiking spot offers breathtaking scenery and a great workout.

  4. Ibusuki Onsen

    Address: 4-42-1 Yunohama, Ibusuki, Kagoshima 891-0406

    Relax and rejuvenate at one of the many hot springs in Ibusuki. The mineral-rich waters are believed to have healing properties and provide the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

  5. Kaimon Sanroku Ropeway

    Address: 1278-2 Nagashima, Ibusuki, Kagoshima 891-0406

    Take a scenic ride on the Kaimon Sanroku Ropeway and enjoy breathtaking views of Kaimondake volcano and the surrounding landscape. At the top, you can hike to the summit for even more stunning views.

  6. Chiringashima Island

    Address: Chiringashima, Ibusuki, Kagoshima 891-0406

    Explore the uninhabited Chiringashima Island by boat or kayak. With crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches, this hidden gem is the perfect spot for a day trip.

  7. Uomidake Observatory

    Address: 10700-1 Yamakawa, Ibusuki, Kagoshima 891-0406

    Get a bird's eye view of Ibusuki from the Uomidake Observatory. Located on top of a hill, this observation deck offers stunning views of the city and the surrounding mountains.

  8. Chiran Peace Museum

    Address: 7419 Kawanabe, Chiran-cho, Minamikyushu, Kagoshima 897-0302

    Learn about the history of kamikaze pilots and the impact of World War II at the Chiran Peace Museum. The museum features exhibits and artifacts that tell the story of this tragic period in history.

  9. Shusui-en Garden

    Address: 7421 Kawanabe, Chiran-cho, Minamikyushu, Kagoshima 897-0302

    Stroll through the peaceful Shusui-en Garden and admire the beautiful flowers and foliage. This traditional Japanese garden features a pond, waterfall, and tea house, making it the perfect place to relax and unwind.

  10. Yakusugi Land

    Address: 891-4404 Yakushima-cho, Kumage-gun, Kagoshima

    Take a day trip to Yakushima Island and explore the ancient cedar forests at Yakusugi Land. These towering trees, some of which are over 1,000 years old, are a must-see for nature lovers.