Visit Kirishima National Park, Japan
Kirishima is the first of Japan's designated national parks and is home to an array of stunning sights, including smoking volcanoes, vast plateaux, sparkling lakes, rugged coastlines and dense forests.
Kirishima National Park, Japan
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 Kirishima National Park itinerary
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
Places & hotels on the map
Places near Kirishima National Park
- Kagoshima 27 miles away
- Kumamoto 64 miles away
- Kyushu 68 miles away
- Aso 71 miles away
- Nagasaki 82 miles away
- Kurokawa 85 miles away
- Yufuin 101 miles away
- Beppu 104 miles away
- Yakushima 111 miles away
- Fukuoka 121 miles away
- Matsuyama 176 miles away
- Miyajima Island 186 miles away
- Hiroshima 198 miles away
- Shikoku 204 miles away
- Iya Valley 234 miles away
- Takamatsu 252 miles away
- Naoshima 255 miles away
- Tokushima 264 miles away
- Matsue 279 miles away
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.