Kagoshima Holidays

Dreaming of a trip to Japan? Kagoshima has everything you need for a great holiday. You could visit Sakurajima (桜島), or how about spending an afternoon at Sengan-en Garden? Better still, it doesn't need to cost you the world. We compare hundreds of flight and hotel options to find you …

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How to get to Kagoshima

Here's what you need to know about getting to Kagoshima. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Kagoshima takes 16 hours, 5 minutes.

When to go to Kagoshima

Typical Holiday Price

£1135 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Kagoshima varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit


Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - January is the cheapest month to go to Kagoshima.

Where to stay in Kagoshima

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Kagoshima, according to other travellers.

Things to see and do in Kagoshima

温泉マーメイド | Trip by SkyscannerSakurajima (桜島)
Sakurajima (桜島)
Satoshi Kuwahara | Trip by SkyscannerSengan-en Garden
Sengan-en Garden
mooglemoogly | Trip by SkyscannerKagoshima Aquarium (いおワールドかごしま水族館)
Kagoshima Aquarium (いおワールドかごしま水族館)
Satoshi Kuwahara | Trip by SkyscannerDolphin Port
Dolphin Port
Satoshi Kuwahara | Trip by Skyscanner鹿児島市立美術館(Kagoshima City Museum of Art)
鹿児島市立美術館(Kagoshima City Museum of Art)
Hayato | Trip by Skyscanner3. Sakurajima Yogan Nagisa Park & Footbath (桜島溶岩なぎさ公園&足湯)
3. Sakurajima Yogan Nagisa Park & Footbath (桜島溶岩なぎさ公園&足湯)
Hayato | Trip by SkyscannerKurojin Buried Torii (黒神埋没鳥居)
Kurojin Buried Torii (黒神埋没鳥居)
Harold | Trip by SkyscannerKagoshima Chuo Station
Kagoshima Chuo Station
Harold | Trip by SkyscannerYunohira Observatory (湯之平展望所)
Yunohira Observatory (湯之平展望所)
Satoshi Kuwahara | Trip by SkyscannerKagoshima Special Product Market "Kago city" (かごしま特産品市場「かご市」)
Kagoshima Special Product Market "Kago city" (かごしま特産品市場「かご市」)

Reviews of Kagoshima

Raymond Patrick
Raymond PatrickNew York City

Beautiful countryside and great food! Some of the best food I've eaten in Japan and I've been 23 times since 07!


Kagoshima is similar to most mid-tier Japanese cities with one major exception -- it lies next to Sakurajima, one of Japan's most active volcanoes. Gateway to the Satsuma Peninsula and Yakushima, Kagoshina is a pleasant place to spend a day or two. See Sakurajima, enjoy a hot springs bath, and be sure to try the local Satsuma cuisine which differs slightly from what you will find elsewhere in Japan. Pleasant, friendly, and well off the tourist circuit for most Westerners. I'd give it a 3.5 if I could.

Leigh Virkus
Leigh VirkusPittsford

Arriving here via cruise ship this was our introduction to Japan. Despite the light rain we had plenty to see thanks to the many covered shopping arcades. We enjoyed window shopping and the interacting with the locals. The city, spread along Kinko Bay, boasts Sakura-Jima active volcano.

Sara Benson
Sara BensonSan Luis Obispo

Far off the beaten path, at the southern tip of the southern island of Kyushu, Kagoshima is a gorgeous city with a volcanic ex-island, Sakura-jima, that you can visit to go hiking. Unlike the hustle and bustle of Tokyo and Osaka, this city has an unhurried atmosphere more like Kyoto. Don't miss a visit to Iso-teien, one of Japan's most treasured traditional gardens.

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