The first of Japan's designated national parks is home to an array of stunning sights, including smoking volcanoes, vast plateaux, sparkling lakes, rugged coastlines and dense forests.
The park stretches over a large area of southern Kyushu with main walking and hiking opportunities to be found to the north of the park.
Inside Kirishima National Park
Also included within the remit of the park are Sakura-jima, Yakushima and the Ibusuki sand baths. Although rainy during the summer months, the park is strewn with spring flowers in April and May, including Azaleas.
The Ebino Kogen plateau is the centre for both gentle walks and more advanced traverses and hikes.
Suggested itinerary featuring Kirishima National Park
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Kirishima National Park, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Kirishima National Park
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Places near Kirishima National Park
- Kagoshima 30 miles away
- Kumamoto 62 miles away
- Kyushu 65 miles away
- Aso 68 miles away
- Nagasaki 82 miles away
- Kurokawa 82 miles away
- Yufuin 98 miles away
- Beppu 101 miles away
- Yakushima 114 miles away
- Fukuoka 119 miles away
- Matsuyama 173 miles away
- Miyajima Island 183 miles away
- Hiroshima 194 miles away
- Shikoku 202 miles away
- Iya Valley 231 miles away
- Kurashiki 243 miles away
- Takamatsu 249 miles away
- Naoshima 252 miles away
- Tokushima 261 miles away
- Matsue 276 miles away
Photos of Kirishima National Park
Accommodation choices for Kirishima National Park
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Kirishima National Park. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.
The Kirishima Hotel overlooks the hills and valleys of the Kirishima onsen area. Its rooms are either Japanese or Japanese with western beds and are relatively spacious with good views over the valleys.