Treasure house of volcanos and hot springs:

It is a group of volcanos extending to Miyazaki Prefecture and Kagoshima Prefecture in the south of Kyushu. Having a trek to see the magnificent volcanic topography, mountain climbing, splendid hot springs make it a big resort in the south of Kyushu.



Access and Getting Around

Because it is a mountainous area, it is necessary to fully take time and make a tourist schedule.

A tour bus is available to go round the highlands.

Shuttle buses run between JR Kirishima-jingu Station and Maruo (Kirishima Onsen).

By train

Take a limited express train at Kagoshima Chuo Station for 35 minutes, transfer to the JR Nippo Line at Hayato Station, get off at Kokubu or Kirishima Station then transfer to a bus.

Take a limited express train at Miyazaki Station of the JR Nippo Line for 1 hour 30 minutes, get off at Kirishima-jingu Station.

By bus

Take a limited express bus, Rindo-go from Miyazaki Station for 1 hour 40 minutes.
Take a bus at Kagoshima Airport bound for Kirishima Onsen or JR Kokub Station for 40 minutes, transfer to a bus.

By car

35 minutes from Kagoshima Chuo Station, 1 hour 40 minutes from Miyazaki Station.



Ebino Eco Museum Center

-Outdoor Activities  -Recreational Facilities 

It is a visitor center of Ebino and Kirishima, of 1200 meters above sea leveland a mountain climbing base for a scenic-viewing roadand Kirishima mountain ranges.It provides the information of the nature and mountain climbing, stop in here first.It is accessible by bus, then take a full time and have a trek orclimb the mountain....

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Ebino-kogen Hiking

-Outdoor Activities 

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Mount Karakunidake

-Mountain View 

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Onamiike Hiking

-Outdoor Activities 

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Shiratori Onsen- Ueyu

-Onsen(Hot Spings) 

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Kirishima Shrine


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-Historic Sites  -Mountain View 

The summit of Mount Takachihomine isthe legend site in the creation mythology of Japan.Ninigino- Mikoto is said to create the lineage of Japanese Emperors.It was here that Ninigi-no- Mikoto is said to have descended to earthfrom heaven.His fabulous swardstill remains there.There is the mountain entrance in Takachihogawara....

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JR Hisatsu Line

-Recreational Facilities 

It is a JR line between Yatsushiro City of Kumamoto Prefectureand JR Hayato Station in Kirishima City of Kagoshima Prefecture.Tourists not only can enjoy the sceneries along the Yatake-koe and violent Kuma Riverbut also the remained railway inheritances such as station buildings or facilitiesthrough the train window built in the Meiji Era.It is really a railway line with many tour highlights.It is...

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Accommodation around Ebino/Kirishima-kogen


Miyazaki Convention and Visitors Bureau

Kirishima Tourism Association

Kagoshima Prefectural Visitors Bureau