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Shiroyama Observatory

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Address: 22-13 Shiroyamacho, Kagoshima 890-0000, Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 99-216-1398

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Great View of Sakurajima

Thats the main point of the observatory - the views and they are indeed awesome. Also offers nice walks and hikes in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
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Kyoto, Japan
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Napa Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Although the view from our room at the hotel was just as stunning! Still, we enjoyed the walk up to the observatory to wear from some calories from a lot of delicious dinners.

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Kyoto, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Thats the main point of the observatory - the views and they are indeed awesome. Also offers nice walks and hikes in the area.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We walked to the observatory from Kagoshima Castle. Beautiful walk up the hill. The view at the top of the city and Sakurajima is awesome. It was cloudy but still a great view. The best part was talking with the volunteers who run the shop. They were so friendly and helpful and when it started to rain they offered to... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A great place to see volcano ashes and closer view of Sakurajima. On a day of clear sky, Sakurajima is really magnificent.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Took the Kagoshima City View Bus to get to the Observatory. The view of Sakurajima was magnificent from the viewing point.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Well from this place you can see all the city and beautiful vulcano. Its really worth to get out of the bus on this station as view is really impressive. Quite sad there is nothing really around it so after 10 minutes you just have to wait for bus as you dont have anything else to do. Worth to see... More 

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Kunitachi, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

when we visited there,we could see Mt.Sakurajima just over straight our eyes,that was lucky said by a taxi driver. usually you can see kagoshima city all the time,but you can not see a volcano if that mt is angry shadowing by cloulds.If lucklily a day is alll clear,you could gaze at mt.Sakurajima changes in 7 colors.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The park surrounding Mt Shiroyama is very nice for a walk or a run. But of course people mainly come here for the view. Beware that due to the eruption of Sakurajima, the visibility may be limited. But even then, you will be able to see the city. And the atmosphere is very pleasant in any weather.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

It took about 20 mins by bus from Kagoshima-chuo station and a bit of walk to the observatory from the bus stop. The view I witnessed here was fantastic with the gigantic of Sakurajima, which blew lots of ash out of the crater, and the peaceful city in the front. I guess it'd be more beautiful when the sun rises.... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This was a great hike and well worth going early in the morning to watch the sunrise over Sakurajima and the city of Kagoshima. The hike up the mountain is covered with trees and has a maintained path that makes it easy to go up and down.

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Address: 22-13 Shiroyamacho, Kagoshima 890-0000, Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 99-216-1398
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Kagoshima Prefecture  >  Kagoshima

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