Day Trips

The Kirishima Mountains are about a two hour drive from Kimotsuki Town. According to Japanese mythology, it was here that the grandson of the sun-goddess descended from heaven to rule over the earth and establish the lineage of Japanese emperors. Kirishima-jin…

Biking & Jogging

For bike-lovers and jogging-lovers, Kimotsuki could be a paradise.

For bikers, there are several recommended routes on the river banks, through the mountains, and along the coast lines. Each route has a spectacular view, which is certainly an additional val…

Driving

There are two main scenic drives in Kimotsuki Town. One is along the Pacific coast, and the other is over the Kunimi Mountains.

The coastal drive starts from Hami, at the mouth of the  Kimotsuki River, and continues through Uchinoura and Kishira, all the wa…