For tourist attractions, you can visit Ibusuki Onsen where you can enjoy a natural sand bath, and Flower Park Kagoshima where you can see flowers grown in a temperate climate. Aside from sand baths, the area has several baths that are beloved by the locals. You can also enjoy trekking up Mt. Kaimon, which is commonly called ‘Satsuma-fuji’ for its resemblance to Mt. Fuji. It is a 3 hour trek to the mountain top.
For traveling through the area, you can use a bus, rent-a-car, or rental taxi. To access the area from the major cities in Japan, you can use a plane or train. The nearest airport is Kagoshima Airport. From Kagoshima Airport to JR Ibusuki Station it is a 1 hour and 40 minute ride. When using the JR, you can take the Shinkansen to Kagoshima Chuo Station, and then switch over to the Ibusuki Makurazaki Line; from there it is a 1 hour trip to JR Ibusuki Station.
Tourism information: Ibusuki