Once you arrive into Ibusuki, you can catch the bus that will drop you right at the doorstep of this amazing place. Quite possibly one of my top 3 favourite places in Kagoshima thus far! It costs 620 yen (per adult) to enter Flower Park Kagoshima, but totally worth it, in my opinion. Operating times are 09:00 to 17:00.
Put on your walking shoes and get ready to walk about 3 km around this park. Or if you’re traveling with a child, like we were, you might find it more convenient to rent a golf cart for 500 yen per hour. They ask you for a driver’s license, which they copy and return to you right away. There is also a shuttle bus (free), that leaves every 40 minutes. So with all these options, there is something for everyone!
There are about half a million of plants, with over 2,400 different kinds of species which are not only from Japan, but from all parts of the world. It is truly amazing for anyone that appreciates nature. During Christmas time, the place is transformed into a dream. Starting at 16:30, Christmas illuminations are lit and people can explore. Of course, during this holiday, the place closes much later.