Kirishima, Japan Hotels & Ryokan

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Kirishima Hotels & Ryokan

La Vista Kirishima Hills
In December 2018, this premium resort opened under the name of La Vista (Spanish for 'view'). All guestrooms are Western-style rooms that are each equipped with their own open-air natural hot spring bath.
How to get there?
From Kagoshima Airport: Take a bus bound for Kirishima Iwasaki Hotel to the Maruo bus stop (about 30 min) and it is about 10 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway from Yokogawa IC and take Route 223 for about 21 km (about 30 min). Landmark: Maruo bus stop (Kagoshima Prefecture).
APA Hotel <Kagoshima Kokubu>
This hotel is 4 minutes' walk from JR Kokubu Station and 20 minutes' drive form Kagoshima Airport. All rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi access and duvet style beds. Guests can try the popular Kagoshima specialty Keihan (seasoned chicken with rice, pickles) for breakfast!
How to get there?
From Kagoshima Airport: About 20 min by car.
From JR Kokubu Station: About 4 min on foot.
By car: Exit the Higashi-Kyushu Expressway at Hayato-higashi IC and continue for about 5 min.
From JR Kagoshima-chuo Station: About 40 min by car, or take the Kagoshima Line and get off at Kokubu Station (9 stations, 40 min. The hotel is about 5 min on foot from the station.)
Hotel Kirishima Castle
Located at a high elevation on the grounds of the Kirishima-Yaku National Park, this 8-story, full-service resort hotel features spacious, 54 square meter guest rooms and relaxing hot springs.
How to get there?
From Kirishimajingu Station (JR Nippo Main Line): Take a bus bound for Kirishima Iwasaki Hotel and get off at the Maruo bus stop (about 20 min). It is about 20 min by taxi from there.
Kagoshima Kuko Hotel
Situated directly in front of Kagoshima Airport, the convenience of this location can't be beat. The hotel is ideal for business travel and sightseeing, and with two golf courses located nearby, it is also perfect for guests who enjoy golf.
How to get there?
From Kagoshima Airport: About 8 min on foot; 2 min by taxi.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at Mizobe-Kagoshimakuko IC and continue along Route 504 for about 1 min (less than 1 km). Located near Kagoshima Airport.
Hotel Amateras (Formerly Kirishima Sanjo Hotel)
Nestled in the peaceful forest of the Kirishima Mountains, the lobby of this hotel offers views Sakurajima, Kinko Bay, and the setting sun, giving guests the chance to really appreciate nature's beauty.
How to get there?
From Kagoshima Airport: Take a bus bound for Kirishima Iwasaki Hotel to the Maruo bus stop (about 30 min). It is about 3 min by taxi from there.
Tsumikusanoyado Komatsu
Located in the heart of the Kirishima Onsen hot spring town, this hotel features a variety of in-room, open-air baths available only to the guests staying in the attached guest room, as well as a detached, reservable open-air bath. Guests can also look forward to the owner/chef's delicious cooking.
How to get there?
From Kirishimajingu Station (JR Nippo Main Line): Take a bus bound for Iwasaki Hotel and get off at the Maruo bus stop (about 30 min). It is about 1 min on foot from there.
Kirishima Seiryuso
Nested between the tranquil mountains, this Japanese styled inn offers a peaceful stay with their streaming open-air baths and delicious country cuisine using seasonal ingredients.
How to get there?
From Kirishimajingu Station (JR Kagoshima Line): About 20 min by taxi.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at the Yokogawa IC and continue along Route 223 for about 22 km (about 30 min).
Kirishima Kanko Hotel
This hotel has a relaxed atmosphere and European-style lobby, with guests able to look out at Sakurajima island, floating in Kagoshima Bay, from this hotel's scenic view bath. Other facilities include an open-air bath, foot bath, and a private open-air bath.
How to get there?
From Kirishimajingu Station (JR Nippo Line): Take a bus bound for Kirishima Iwasaki Hotel and get off at the Maruo bus stop (about 30 min). It is about 8 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at Yokogawa IC and continue along Prefectural Route 50 for about 15 km (about 20 min), then National Route 223 for about 10 km (about 10 min).
Hotel Kyocera
Located in the peaceful district of Minami Kirishima, Hotel Kyocera offers convenient access to Kagoshima Airport. Make the most of your time in Kirishima by enjoying a wide range of dinning and relaxation facilities offered by this resort hotel including a 4 star restaurant, hotel bar, hot spring facilities, indoor and outdoor spa baths.
How to get there?
From Kagoshima Airport: About 18 min by taxi.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at Mizobe-Kagoshimakuko IC and continue along Route 223 for about 11 km (about 15 min).
Kirishima Hotel
The hotel boasts a wide range of large shared baths and features four types of hot springs (sulfur spring, alum spring, salt spring and iron spring) in a garden setting. Enjoy the breathtaking atmosphere of a Japanese cedar garden illuminated in an array of lights in the evening, featuring a cedar tree over 100 years old.
How to get there?
From Kirishimajingu Station (JR Nippo Line): About 30 min by taxi.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at the Yokokawa IC and continue on National Route 223 for about 40 km (about 30 min).
The shuttle service runs from the Iodani bus stop (closest stop) only.
Kirishima Kokusai Hotel
This hotel offers both large and open-air hot spring baths. Women can get beautiful skin in the steam bath, as an alternative to the sauna. Guests can relax their weary bodies with the onsen mud pack and soak in 9 different milky white open-air baths in one day.
How to get there?
From Kirishimajingu Station (JR Nippo Line): About 25 min by taxi.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at Yokogawa IC and continue along Prefectural Route 50 for about 12 km (about 20 min), then National Route 223 for about 10 km (about 15 min).
Koshikano Onsen
This lodging prides itself on its carbonated hot springs, which is one of the most distinguished of its kind in Japan. The hot spring is said to be good for the skin as it contains many skin-healthy nutrients.
How to get there?
From Kagoshima Airport: About 15 min by car/taxi.
From Hinatayama Station (JR Hisatsu Line): About 12 min by car/taxi.
From Kokubu Station (JR Nippo Main Line): About 15 min by car/taxi.

Shuttles from Kagoshima Airport and Kokubu Station are available for requests in advance.
Shuttle Hours: 16:30-19:00.
Ryokojin Sansou
This inn's open-air bath, overlooking the Kinko Bay and Sakurajima, is phenomenal. The sound of rustling leaves and birds chirping adds to the experience, and takes guests to a whole new world.
How to get there?
From JR Kirishimajingu Station: About 20 min by taxi.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at Yokogawa IC and continue along Route 223 for about 30 km (about 30 min).
Takechiyo Kirishima Bettei
This sukiya-style hotel is located in the red pine woods of Kirishima Shrine, nestled in sacred Takachiho which is believed to be where the queen of gods, Amaterasu, descended. The hotel gives off a rich, historical ambience. Guests will enjoy spending a peaceful, relaxing time here.
How to get there?
From Kagoshima Airport: Take the Airport Limousine Shuttle Bus to Kokubu Station. Then take the JR Nippo Main Line to Kirishimajingu Station. The hotel is about 15 min from the bus stop by taxi.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at Mizobe Kagoshima Airport IC and continue along Prefectural Route 60 for about 30 min (25 km) heading towards the Kirishima-jingu Shrine Otorii.
Sakura-sakura Spa
Enjoy a forest bath by taking a dip in the hotel's outdoor bath. The well-known Doroyu (muddy water) bath is popular with women. A free Wi-Fi connection is available in all rooms in the Main Building and Annex.

Lodging Private Bath Info: Main Sakura Building’s private bath ‘Ebino’ and Sakura Annex’s private open-air bath ‘Miyama’ are free to use if open.
How to get there?
From Kagoshima Airport: 40 min by car.
By car: 40 min from Miyazaki Expressway Takaharu IC.
Yukyu no Yado Isshin
Located in the beautiful town of Takachiho, Kirishima. All seven of the private detached guestrooms feature open-air baths, and indoor bathing facilities. Look forward to a peaceful and relaxing stay at this secluded countryside retreat.
How to get there?
From Kirishimajingu Station (JR Nippo Main Line): About 20 min by taxi.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at the Kurino IC and continue for about 30 min in the direction of Kirishima Onsenkyo and Miyama Conseru (Kirishima International Concert Hall).
Active Resorts Kirishima
Surrounded by the abundant natural beauty of Kirishima-Yaku National Park, guests can enjoy golf, hot springs, and delicious gourmet food at this high-elevation resort area.
How to get there?
From Kagoshima Airport: About 30 min by taxi.
Iyashi-no-Sato Shoen
This annex at the base of Mt. Kirishima offers rooms with hearth fires, and an open-air bath within a relaxing, luxurious establishment.
How to get there?
From Kirishimajingu Station: 20 min by bus or 15 min by taxi.
From JR Kagoshima-Chuo Station (JR Kagoshima Main Line): 70 min by bus.
Nanshukan
This lodging is located 1,102 meters up Mt. Kurino. At the lodging's hot springs - which were visited by Takamori Saigo, one of the most influential samurai in Japanese history - guests can enjoy 3 types of springs: a sulphur spring, an alum melanterite spring, and a steam bath.
How to get there?
From Kagoshima Airport: About 30 min by taxi.
From Kurino Station (JR Hisatsu Line): About 15 min by taxi.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway from the Kurino IC and take Prefectural Route 103. Landmark: Kirishimi Open-air Museum.
Tozanguchi Onsen
An ideal base for trekking and sightseeing in Kirishima, this accommodation is just a minute on foot from the Kirishima Shrine. On site are flowing hot spring baths.
How to get there?
From Kirishima Airport: About 50 min by taxi or 60 min by bus.
From JR Kirishimajingu Station: About 10 min by taxi. Transport service available at Kirishimajingu Station.
By car: 20 min from JR Kirishimajingu Station; 40 min from Mizobe-Kagoshimakuko IC.
1 min on foot from Kirishima Shrine torii gate.
Kirishima Hanamurasaki
With two open-air baths and two indoor baths all available for reservation, the Kirishima Hanamurasaki offers a private, relaxing time. For those who booked as 2 to 4 guests, in-room dining option for dinner is available.
How to get there?
From Kagoshima Airport: About 20 min by taxi; 30 min by bus.
From Kirishimajingu Station (JR Nippo Main Line): About 15 min by taxi at around JPY 3,000.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at Yokogawa IC and continue through Route 223 and Prefectural Route 50 towards Kirishima Heights Mahoroba no Sato. It will be about 20 min from Yokogawa IC for those traveling from Fukuoka, or about 25 min from Kagoshima Airport IC for those traveling from Kagoshima city area.
Orihashi Ryokan
Set foot into this ryokan and travel back in time, reliving the olden days. The nostalgia will flow from all corners.
How to get there?
By Car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at Mizobe-Kagoshimakuko IC, and continue on Route 504 for about 11 km (about 10 min).
From Kagoshima Airport: About 15 min by taxi. Alternatively, take a bus bound for Hayato Station to the Myoken Onsen bus stop (about 20 min) and it is about 3 min on foot from there.
Hotel Kayoutei
Guests at this hotel can enjoy relaxing in open-air hot spring baths immersed in the verdant forests and rustic beauty of the Amorigawa and Shinkawa Valley area.
How to get there?
From Hayato Station (JR Nippo Line): About 20 min by taxi. Alternatively, take the JR Hisatsu Line to Kareigawa Station and it is about 5 min by taxi from there.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at the Mizobe-Kagoshimakuko IC and continue along National Route 504 for about 5 min (3 km), then Prefectural Route 56 for about 10 min (7 km). There is a sign at National Route 223.
Myoken Ishiharaso
Situated in a valley with a rich population of flora, this hotel's large communal baths and open-air baths feature 100% natural, straight-from-the-source hot spring water. Myoken Ishiharaso offers a reservable open-air bath from which bathers can reach out and touch a crystal-clear mountain stream.
How to get there?
From Kagoshima Airport: Take an Onsen bus bound for Myoken and get off at the Ishiharaso bus stop (about 25 min). It is less than 1 min on foot from there.
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at Mizobe-Kagoshima-Kuko IC and continue along Route 504 for about 7 min, then take Route 223 for about 8 min.
Myoken Tanaka Kaikan
This is a quiet ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) set amongst a vast area of lush, green woodlands. The guestrooms offer a view of the Amori River valley. Guests can also enjoy soaking in the large communal baths that only use natural spring water.
How to get there?
From Kagoshima Airport: About 12 min by taxi.
By car: About 12 km (about 15 min) from Kyushu Expressway Mizobe-Kagoshimakuko IC.
Yumotoan Kiyohime
This establishment celebrated its grand opening in December 2018! All 9 designers guestrooms feature 100% open-air hot spring baths derived from a naturally occuring hot spring source! The hot springs are gentle on the skin and can be enjoyed at anytime of the day in the comfort of the rooms.
How to get there?
From Kagoshima Airport: About 15 min by taxi.
From Hayato Station (JR Nippo Main Line): About 8 min by taxi.
By Car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at Mizobe-Kagoshimakuko IC.
Brighton Court Ryokan
Close to both the station and town, this ryokan is an ideal base for business or leisure! Guests are provided with support for a pleasant ryokan stay in a calm and unknown space that is also somehow nostalgic. Wi-Fi connection available.
How to get there?
From Kagoshima Airport: About 25 min by taxi at around JPY 3,200 (as of June 2009); about 30 min by bus at around JPY 390 (as of June 2009).
From Kokubu Station (JR Nippo Main Line), Front Gate: About 3 min on foot. This is the closest ryokan to Kokubu Station.
From JR Hayato Station: About 5 min by car.
By car: About 10 min from Kokubu IC on the Higashi-Kyushu Expressway, about 20 min from the Mizobe-Kagoshimakuko IC.
Landmark: Toyota Rent a Car Kokubu Shop or the Kokubu Public Employment Security Office.
City Hotel in Kokubu
Just a 7-minute drive from the station, this hotel offers great facilities at affordable rates, combining the functionality of a city hotel and the best of hot spring inns. Guests can enjoy soaking in a large communal bath with natural Shiroyama hot spring waters.
How to get there?
From Kagoshima Airport: About 25 min by taxi at around JPY 4,000 (as of Feb. 2008).
From Kokubu Station (JR Nippo Main Line): About 30 min on foot; about 7 min by taxi at around JPY 800 (as of Feb. 2008).
By car: Exit the Kyushu Expressway at Mizobe-Kagoshimakuko IC. From there it takes 30 min.
Michiyaso
This is a cozy hotel with cordial service available at a reasonable rate. The hotel is very popular for its onsen, which only utilizes water directly from the source and has a very high level of water quality.
How to get there?
By car: Take National Route 223. The hotel is located along the highway.
From JR Kirishimajingu Station or Kirishima-Onsen Station: About 20 min by bus.
From Tonoyu Onsen: About 5 min on foot.

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