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Arimura Lava Lookout

Address: Arimuracho, Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture 891-1545, Japan
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Ranked #16 of 57 Attractions in Kagoshima
Type: Lookouts, Outdoors
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Type: Lookouts, Outdoors

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is an active volcano. Smoke rises constantly from the vents above. The Lava is a reminder that eruptions have happened before. Twisted & convoluted sculptures in lava. People on the Island have built lava shelters and special canals to confine the lava. However a pyroclastic flow would spare not a soul. It is a deadly natural force just waiting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We took a public bus to this lookout-- about twenty minutes to get there. Unfortunately, the buses don't run that frequently. We recommend renting your own car, or hiring a driver. Otherwise, the observatory offers a nice view of the volcano, as well as scenic lookouts of the ocean and countryside. Wonderful venue for some scenic pictures.

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Seoul, South Korea
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

You can see the volcano cloud. You can see the sea and Kaimondake(mountain at Ibusuki city) far away. Take a bus to get there.

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