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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

Kirishima National Park floraAlso 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 center for both gentle walks and more advanced traverses and hikes.

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Suggested itinerary featuring Kirishima National Park

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