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Getting There

Ibusuki is approximately an hour from Kagoshima Chuo Station by JR train, with the fare costing ¥970 one-way. Buses depart from Kagoshima's Yamagataya Bus Center in the heart of the city (near the Asahi Dori streetcar stop) seven times a day (some make stops at Kagoshima Chuo Station before traveling onward), reaching Ibusuki's train station 1 1/2 hours later and costing ¥930 one-way.

Visitor Information

Ibusuki Tourist Information (tel. 0993/22-4114; daily 9am-6pm) is located in Ibusuki Station. For online information, go to www.city.ibusuki.lg.jp and www.kagoshima-kankou.com/for.

Getting Around

The small town of Ibusuki is spread along the coast, and public buses run along the main streets. Taxis are also readily available. However, probably the easiest way to get around is by rental bike, available 8am to 5pm daily at the car-rental office in the Ibusuki Station building for ¥500 for 2 hours or ¥1,500 all day. With a Japan Rail Pass, rates are ¥300 and ¥900 respectively. By bike it takes about 7 minutes to the Natural Sand Bath and about 25 minutes to public swimming beaches and Chiringashima.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.