Mt. Kaimondake

Mt. Kaimondake

Kaimondake is located at the southernmost tip of Satsuma Peninsula in Ibusuki City, Kagoshima Prefecture. Although the altitude is less than 1,000m, it is called "Fuji of Satsuma" because of its elegant curve, and it has been selected as one of Japan's Top 100 Mountains. Its appearance can be seen from anywhere in the Satsuma region, and has become a symbol of the surrounding Satsuma region. The hiking trail entrance is a 20-minute walk from the station, and it is about a 3-hour hike to the peak, making it popular with local hikers. Although it is a mountain that you can easily climb, the view from the top is superb because it is an isolated mountain. From the top, you can see an incredible 360-degree view with Yakushima, Sakurajima, and Kirishima. At the foot is the oldest herb farm in Japan, Kaimon Sanroku Koen Ryoen. Here, you can enjoy cooking using herbs from the farm. They sell herbal teas and scent bags as souvenirs, so it's worth a visit!

Basic Information

Kaimonju-cho, Ibusuki City, Kagoshima Prefecture
0993-22-3252 (Public Interest incorporated Association Ibusuki Tourism Association)


  • FromJR Ibusuki Makurazaki Line Kaimon Station
    walk (about 20 minutes)

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