Top things to do

Island in Ibusuki

Chiringashima

Lovely Chiringashima is connected to the mainland by a thin land bridge that appears only at low tide, when hikers, beachcombers and tide-pool explorers can walk the coral and shell-strewn connector and visit a smal…
Museum in Ibusuki

Satsuma Denshōkan

This striking museum offers a history of Satsuma plus displays of Chinese ceramics and gleaming Satsuma-yaki in a temple-style building that seems to float on its own lake. There are English-language audioguides. It…
Izakaya in Ibusuki

Aoba

Behind the yellow or green noren (door curtain) a minute's walk left of the station, this cheery shop serves satisfying kurobuta rōsukatsu (black pork cutlet) teishoku (¥1420) or, if you dare, Kurosatsuma dori sashi…