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Hiking in Kagoshima

Discover the immaculate beauty and varied terrains that compose one of Japan’s southernmost prefectures!

Explore islands, mountains, rugged coastline and national parks when you head out into the wilderness of Kagoshima on foot. Marvel at ancient forests on Yakushima and climb on the flanks of an active volcano, among many other amazing natural adventures when you head here. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Hiking trips in Kagoshima. The mountains are calling!

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What people are saying about these trips

Vanessa Lehner


May, 2018

1 Day Shiratani-Unsuikyo Trekking Tour, Yakushima (private)

Unfortunately, due to illness we were not able to do the trekking tour. But communication with the trekkers has always been uncomplicated. After my cancellation, we stayed in contact with the guide, who even helped me to get a refund. We will definitely do the trekking tour next time we're in Japan.


There are many reasons for choosing Hiking in Kagoshima

Kagoshima is easily among Japan’s most beautiful regions. Nearly 10 percent of the entire prefecture is made up of natural and national parks. Thick green forests, a spectacular coastline and some low-lying mountains provide the area with great walking terrain and stunning views at every turn. The various islands that compose the prefecture are also especially beautiful.


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Best time to visit:

April to November

What’s the weather like?

During the summer, average daily temperatures in Kagoshima range from 20 ºC to 28 ºC. During the autumn and spring, average temperatures are closer to 15 ºC. Summer is the wettest season of the year, but the area does not receive a lot of rainfall

How to get there:

Any trip to Kagoshima begins with a flight into its regional airport (KOJ), which can be reached directly from Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul and Shanghai. Many guides will opt to meet you here, but the area is also well-connected by bus, rail and ferry

More info about Hiking in Kagoshima:

Kagoshima offers a plethora of hiking opportunities for those willing to come and explore the southerly Japanese prefecture. Outside of the aforementioned locations, there are plenty of other incredible sights to visit and trails to hike. Kirishima-Kinkowan and Unzen-Amakusa National Parks both boast excellent hiking opportunities. Located in the north of the prefecture, Krishima-Kinkowan boasts thick forests and some rugged mountain terrain. Hiking to the top of Mount Karakuni and Mt Takachiho are among the favourite activities. Situated on the western coastline, Unzen-Amakusa also offers some incredible mountain terrain and the chance to hike around an active volcano. Heading up to Mt Unzen is an especially popular activity in the park. Outside of these national parks, there are various other incredible hiking spots as well. Amami Guntō and Nichinan Kaigan are two quasi-national parks that offer plenty of excellent hiking and scenery too. Akune, Bōnoma, Fukiagehama, Imutaike, Koshikijima, Ōsumi Nanbu, Sendaigawa Ryūiki, Takakumayama, and Tokara Rettō are all natural parks in the prefecture that live up to their designations


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