Discover Kushimoto

Kushimoto features several unique diving spots for those looking to enjoy the underwater world of Japan.

Things to see and do

Tours and Activities


Getting around in Kushimoto

The easiest way to get around in Kushimoto 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 Kushimoto

Nearest airport: 

The nearest and most convenient airport is Nanki-Shirahama Airport. 

  • by car: approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes


Car rentals:

How long to stay in Kushimoto

We recommend staying here between half a day and one day. 

Hotels in Kushimoto

Flights to Kushimoto

The nearest and most convenient airport is Nanki-Shirahama Airport. 

  • by car: approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes

Seasonal information

Water sports:

The best season for scuba diving on mainland Japan is usually between July and August. 

Festivals in Kushimoto

There is one well-known festival 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.


  • Kushimoto Fireworks Festival

    • Date: August 3rd

    • Time: 19:45 - 20:50

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Day trips from Kushimoto

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