Discover Ibusuki

Ibusuki, a renowned seaside resort, offers a rejuvenating experience with its famous hot springs and sand baths. Feel the invigorating effects of these natural wonders, or challenge yourself with a hike up Mount Kaimon, colloquially known as Satsuma Fuji. The summit rewards visitors with spectacular views and unforgettable memories.

Things to see and do

Tours and Activities


Getting around in Ibusuki

The easiest way to get around in Ibusuki is by car, since many of the major sights and attractions are not accessible by public transportation. If you decide to rent a car, it is advised to do so from the nearest airport in the vicinity. You can use our car rental widget in the FAQ menu below. 

Getting to Ibusuki

Nearest airport: 

The nearest and most convenient airport is Kagoshima Airport

  • by car: approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes


Car rentals:

How long to stay in Ibusuki

We recommend staying in Ibusuki between half a day and one day. 

Hotels in Ibusuki

Flights to Ibusuki

The nearest and most convenient airport is Kagoshima Airport

  • by car: approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes

Seasonal information


The hiking season in this area typically runs from Spring until Autumn.

Festivals in Ibusuki

There are two famous festivals in this area. Please be advised that the following info is based upon previous entries of the festival and that the dates might have changed for the following year. It is also possible that the entire festival is cancelled in the case of heavy rainfall or a natural disaster. Please check with the official organisers' website for the most up-to-date information. 
For the exact location of the festival, you can consult our map above by clicking on the icon in the upper most corner of the map to open the map legend. Festivals are hidden by default but can be made visible by clicking on the "Festivals" checkbox in the map legend.


  • Kaimon Summer Festival

    • Date: August 11th

    • Time: 17:00 - 21:00 (Fireworks: 20:30 - 21:00)

  • Ibusuki Onsen Fireworks Festival

    • Date: September 29th

    • Time: 19:30 - 20:00

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