Getting to Kagoshima

By air
  • 4.5 h
  • ¥8,000 - 48,000

JAL, ANA, Skymark and Solaseed are operating frequent flights between Tokyo's Haneda Airport and Kagoshima Airport, while Jetstar connects Kagoshima with Narita Airport. Flight time is around two hours. The regular one way fares by JAL and ANA are around 46,000 yen, while discount tickets are usually available for between 18,500 and 30,000 yen. The fares by Solaseed Air are roughly 15 percent lower than the ones of JAL and ANA, while the fares by Skymark Airlines and Jetstar are even cheaper.

Kagoshima Airport is a 40-60 minute bus ride outside of the city center. The one way fare between the airport and various stops in the city center is 1400 yen. Many rental car outlets are located at Kagoshima Airport.

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Getting around

Kagoshima's main train station is Kagoshima Chuo Station, while Kagoshima Station is a smaller station on the opposite side of the city center. Located halfway between the two stations, Tenmonkan is considered Kagoshima's central downtown area. There are two tram lines which serve both railway stations and provide quick and convenient service in the downtown area. One ride costs 170 yen regardless of the distance traveled.

Kagoshima also has an extensive bus network, which provides access to sites not served by trains and trams. Two loop buses are particularly useful for tourists: the City View Bus and the Machimeguri Bus. Both run along similar routes connecting Kagoshima Chuo Station with Senganen Garden, Shiroyama Park and the ferry terminal to Sakurajima. The City View buses run every 30 minutes and costs 190 yen per ride or 600 yen for unlimited use on one calendar day, while the Machimeguri Bus runs every 20 minues and costs 170 yen per ride or 500 yen for unlimited use on one calendar day.

The Cute Pass provides unlimited use of trams, the City View Bus, the Sakurajima Island View Bus, other city-operated buses and the Sakurajima Ferry on one or two consecutive calendar days. The 1-day pass costs 1200 yen, while the 2-day pass costs 1800 yen. The pass also includes discounts at some tourist facilities. However, it is not valid on the Machimeguri Bus and other buses that are not operated by the city.

Kagoshima Airport is located quite far outside the city center, and is most easily accessed by airport buses, which stop at a number of locations within the city, including Kagoshima Chuo Station and Tenmonkan. The one way ride takes 40-60 minutes and costs 1400 yen.

There are four separate ferry terminals across the Kagoshima Port area for ferries leaving to nearby and faraway destinations (see map above): about one bus per hour connects Kagoshima Chuo Station with the various terminals for ferries to Sakurajima and Yakushima (15 minutes, 160 yen one way). Ferries for Okinawa can be reached by the "Port Liner" bus which connects Kagoshima Chuo Station with Kagoshima New Port (20 minutes, 180 yen one way) once per day, timed to the ferries' departures and arrivals. All of the above-mentioned buses also stop at Tenmonkan in the city center along the way.

Hotels around Kagoshima

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    • Sheraton Kagoshima
      Luxury
      Sheraton Kagoshima has a fitness centre, garden, a terrace and restaurant in Kagoshima. This 5-star hotel offers a business centre and a concierge service. The accommodation offers room service, a 24-hour front desk and currency exchange for guests. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a coffee machine, a fridge, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. Sheraton Kagoshima features some units with city views, and all rooms have a kettle. At the accommodation all rooms include bed linen and towels. A buffet breakfast is available every morning at Sheraton Kagoshima. Spa and wellness facilities including a sauna and a hot spring bath are at guests' disposal during their stay at the hotel. Guests at Sheraton Kagoshima will be able to enjoy activities in and around Kagoshima, like hiking and fishing. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Kagoshima Chuo Station, Museum of the Meiji Restoration and St. Xavier Church. The nearest airport is Kagoshima Airport, 39 km from Sheraton Kagoshima.
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    • SHIROYAMA HOTEL kagoshima
      Luxury
      Featuring an open-air natural hot spring bath overlooking Sakurajima Volcano and the sea, SHIROYAMA HOTEL kagoshima offers a spa centre, 7 dining options and a concierge. Rooms have free wired internet. Some rooms come with a view of Sakurajima volcano and Kinko-wan Bay. All are equipped with an LCD TV with satellite channels, a fridge and a safe. The spa at SHIROYAMA HOTEL kagoshima offers a mist sauna, a flower bath and massage treatments. Guests can also enjoy karaoke and shopping. Restaurant Le Ciel offers panoramic city views and Western food, while other restaurants serve Japanese and Chinese specialities. Castle Park houses its own bakery and brewery. A free bus circulates between SHIROYAMA HOTEL kagoshima, JR Kagoshima Chuo Station and downtown area Tenmonkan, both a 10-minute drive away.
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    • FAV HOTEL KAGOSHIMACHUO
      Luxury
      FAV HOTEL KAGOSHIMACHUO is set in Kagoshima, within 2.9 km of Kagoshima Station and 1.3 km of Terukuni Shrine. Featuring a terrace, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The hotel has family rooms. All guest rooms at the hotel come with a flat-screen TV and a kitchenette. At FAV HOTEL KAGOSHIMACHUO the rooms come with bed linen and towels. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Kagoshima Chuo Station, Museum of the Meiji Restoration and St. Xavier Church. The nearest airport is Kagoshima Airport, 38 km from FAV HOTEL KAGOSHIMACHUO.
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    • GRAND BASE Kagoshima
      Mid-range
      Located in Kagoshima, 1.3 km from Kagoshima Chuo Station and 2.5 km from Kagoshima Station, GRAND BASE Kagoshima offers free WiFi and air conditioning. There is a private entrance at the aparthotel for the convenience of those who stay. The aparthotel features family rooms. Each unit is equipped with a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine, and a private bathroom with bidet and slippers. There is also a fridge, kitchenware and a kettle. The units in the aparthotel are equipped with a hair dryer and a smartphone. Popular points of interest near the aparthotel include Museum of the Meiji Restoration, St. Xavier Church and Terukuni Shrine. The nearest airport is Kagoshima Airport, 38 km from GRAND BASE Kagoshima.
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    • GRAND BASE Kagoshima Chuo
      Mid-range
      Set within 600 metres of Kagoshima Chuo Station and 3.2 km of Kagoshima Station, GRAND BASE Kagoshima Chuo offers rooms with air conditioning and a private bathroom in Kagoshima. It is situated less than 1 km from Museum of the Meiji Restoration and features a lift. The aparthotel has family rooms. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchenette with a microwave, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a washing machine, and a private bathroom with hot tub and slippers. Free WiFi is accessible to all guests, while selected rooms also feature a balcony. At the aparthotel, units are fitted with bed linen and towels. Popular points of interest near the aparthotel include St. Xavier Church, Terukuni Shrine and Kagoshima City Museum of Art. The nearest airport is Kagoshima Airport, 37 km from GRAND BASE Kagoshima Chuo.
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    • Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kagoshima Tenmonkan PREMIER - former Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kagoshima Tenmonkan
      Luxury
      Featuring 4-star accommodation, Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kagoshima Tenmonkan PREMIER - former Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kagoshima Tenmonkan is situated in Kagoshima, 1.8 km from Kagoshima Chuo Station and 2 km from Kagoshima Station. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Minato Odori Park is 1.1 km away and Kagoshima City Museum of Art is less than 1 km from the hotel. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. At Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kagoshima Tenmonkan PREMIER - former Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kagoshima Tenmonkan the rooms include bed linen and towels. A buffet breakfast is available each morning at the accommodation. Popular points of interest near Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kagoshima Tenmonkan PREMIER - former Daiwa Roynet Hotel Kagoshima Tenmonkan include Museum of the Meiji Restoration, St. Xavier Church and Terukuni Shrine. The nearest airport is Kagoshima Airport, 38 km from the hotel.
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    • GRAND BASE Kagoshima Tenmonkan
      Mid-range
      Situated within 2.7 km of Kagoshima Chuo Station and 1.6 km of Kagoshima Station in Kagoshima, GRAND BASE Kagoshima Tenmonkan features accommodation with free WiFi and seating area. There is a private entrance at the aparthotel for the convenience of those who stay. The aparthotel has family rooms. Every unit features air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, washing machine, kettle and kitchenette. All units in the aparthotel are fitted with slippers and a smartphone. Popular points of interest near the aparthotel include Minato Odori Park, Kagoshima City Museum of Art and Terukuni Shrine. The nearest airport is Kagoshima Airport, 39 km from GRAND BASE Kagoshima Tenmonkan.
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    • Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Kagoshima
      Luxury
      Opened in 2012, Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Kagoshima is just a 2-minute walk from JR Kagoshima-Chuo Train Station and features a French restaurant and massage services. Its modern rooms impress with a 4-star decor and a spacious shower room with a bathtub. Free WiFi is available throughout the premises. Polished wood panelling, soft lights and plush carpets await guests in the rooms at Kagoshima Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel. Each room has an LCD TV with channels including CNN and China Central Television (CCTV), a fridge and an electric kettle with green tea, and the bathing area and toilet are separated for improved hygiene. Some rooms have views of Sakurajima volcano. The hotel is a 5-minute drive from the Ishin Furusato-kan Museum, which focuses on the Meiji Restoration. Sengan-en Japanese Garden is 6 km away. A free-use internet PC can be found at the lobby, and the 24-hour front desk offers laptops to guests at a surcharge. A coin launderette is available for use. A Japanese/Western breakfast is served for an extra fee at Kuwahara Restaurant, where French course lunches and dinners can also be enjoyed.
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    • Henn na Hotel Kagoshima Tenmonkan
      Luxury
      Featuring 4-star accommodation, Henn na Hotel Kagoshima Tenmonkan is situated in Kagoshima, 1.7 km from Kagoshima Chuo Station and 1.8 km from Kagoshima Station. The property is located 1.1 km from Museum of the Meiji Restoration, less than 1 km from Kagoshima City Museum of Art and a 15-minute walk from Reimeikan. The hotel has a sauna, a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. Popular points of interest near Henn na Hotel Kagoshima Tenmonkan include St. Xavier Church, Terukuni Shrine and Minato Odori Park. The nearest airport is Kagoshima Airport, 38 km from the accommodation.
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    • Hotel Gran Cerezo Kagoshima
      Mid-range
      Featuring an on-site bar and public baths, Hotel Gran Cerezo Kagoshima offers free WiFi throughout the property. Private parking is available on site. Kagoshima Chuo Station is a 7-minute tram ride. All air-conditioned rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV and electric kettle. Amenities include toothbrushes, pajamas, refrigerator and desk. Featuring views of Sakurajima Island, an on-site restaurant Kizuna serves Japanese and Western-style dishes prepared with local produces. The hotel has a 24-hour front desk that offers free luggage storage. The entire property is non-smoking and guests can smoke in the designated smoking area. For guests' convenience, a drinks vending machine is provided. Tenmonkan Park is a 7-minute stroll away from Hotel Gran Cerezo Kagoshima and Water Front Park is situated a 10-minute drive away.
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