Kagoshima Transportation

  • Tsubame Shinkansen
    Tsubame Shinkansen
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  • Inside the Tsubame Shinkansen
    Inside the Tsubame Shinkansen
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  • Limited Express Trains in Kyushu
    Limited Express Trains in Kyushu
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    Tsubame Shinkansen

    by aukahkay Written May 9, 2009

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    Tsubame Shinkansen
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    It only takes 2 hours and 10 minutes to get to Kagoshima from Fukuoka. The Tsubame Shinkansen takes you to Shin-Yatsushiro in 35 minutes where you connect to the Relay Tsubame Limited Express for the remaining 1 hours 35 minutes to Fukuoka. Great value if you have the JR Kyushu Pass.

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    FERRY TO KAGOSHIMA

    by kiwigal_1 Updated Jun 20, 2004

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    There are ferry services to and from Kagoshima to various cities in Japan. I haven't used any of these services but I did some research on them after another VT'er asked me for information. Here is what I found out:

    Okinawa via Amami Oshima Islands
    Ferry Akebono. Naminoue
    Ferry Queen Coral
    About 24 hours / 1 ferry daily
    7800~13200 Yen
    Kagoshima Shin Port Marix Line
    099-225-1551
    Oshima Unyu
    099-226-4141

    Okinawa
    Ferry Wakanatsu Okinawa
    About 19 hours / 5 ferries a month
    13200 Yen
    Kagoshima Port Ryukyu Kaiun
    098-868-8161

    Nagasaki
    Ferry Madam Butterfly
    3.40 hours / 2 ferries daily 6500 Yen
    Kagoshima: Kushikino port
    Nagasaki: Nagasaki port J Ocean
    095-822-0050

    Getting to Kushikino port from Kagoshima City: Take JR Kagoshima Honsen line (Japan Rail) from Nishi Kagoshima Station to Kushikino station.

    Osaka
    Ferry Sun Flower
    3~5 hours / 1 ferry daily 2950 Yen
    Kagoshima?FShibushi port
    Osaka?FNanko Kamome futo Blue Highway LIne
    0994-73-0661

    Getting to Shibushi port from Kagoshima City :
    Take Kagoshima Kotsu Bus from City to Shibushi town. or Take a ferry from Kamoike port to Tarumizu port, and take bus bound for Shibushi.

    Kobe-Osaka-Miyazaki-Amami Oshima Islands-Okinawa (Ferry doesn't stop Kagoshima main island)
    Ferry Akatsuki 6 ~ 14 hours / About 10 ferries a month 4900 Yen
    Kagoshima: Shibushi port
    Tokyo Oshima Unyu
    099-226-4141

    Tokyo-Kagoshima-Amami Oshima-Yoron-Okinawa
    Ferry Ariake 6 ~ 14 hours / About 10 ferries a month 4900 Yen
    Kagoshima: Shibushi port
    Tokyo Oshima Unyu
    099-226-4141

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    TRANSPORTATION ADVICE

    by kiwigal_1 Updated Apr 30, 2003

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    Limited Express Trains in Kyushu

    Kagoshima has it's own airport with regular flights from major Japanese cities. The best way to get to the city from the airport is to take an Airport Limousine Bus. Which leaves the airport every 10 minutes between 5am - 9pm. One way adult ticket costs 1200 Yen.

    I was already in Kyushu and so took the train from Fukuoka Prefecture down.
    In Kyushu you should pay 500 Yen for a 'Nice Going Card' which gives you a 40% discount on return train tickets all over Kyushu (on Limited Express Trains) on the weekends and Fridays. The Kagoshima Line has regular trains running from Hakata Station in Fukuoka City. The journey was quite a long one but there are some nice views along the way. You could also break your journey down in Kumamoto too if you so desired (I did this on my return trip). The train to Kagoshima from Hakata is the Tsubame.

    JR Kyushu also market a Kyushu Rail Pass which can only be bought overseas. The cost is 15,000 Yen for a 5 day pass and 20,000 Yen for a 7 day pass. It is only valid for local and limited express trains in Kyushu and not JR buses or the Shinkansen that runs from Fukuoka.

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    BUSES & FERRIES

    by kiwigal_1 Written Mar 11, 2003

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    Buses and the ferry over to Sakurajima where the modes of transport we mostly used. There is a good ferry service between Kagoshima and Sakurajima Island. It is cheap and quick. The buses are easy to use and run frequently all over Kagoshima. They mostly leave from the JR Kagoshima Station.

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    Shinkansen.

    by Sharrie Updated Sep 16, 2002

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    JAPAN SHINKANSEN MAP: Click Here
    SHINKANSEN ROUTE MAP: Click Here

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