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Address: Kagoshima 890-0000, Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 992161327
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intriguing and magnificent, rent a car to get the full experience

A short and nice ferryride (pay upon arrival at Sakurajima) is this intriguing almost-island with an active volcano, know for its huge daikons and small manarins. A car rentalspot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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143 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A short and nice ferryride (pay upon arrival at Sakurajima) is this intriguing almost-island with an active volcano, know for its huge daikons and small manarins. A car rentalspot is just across the ferryterminal, renting a car (count on ca. 50 euro's for a day) is the best way to see the surroundings. A map (take an English one from... More 

Thank ArtistheP
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81 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately on the day I went there was nothing happening.The ferry trip was ok only 180 yen I think.Great views from the ferry and every 10-15 minutes.You can do a short bus trip 1 hour for 500 yen or a double which is the short one plus a full circuit of the Island for 1800 yen.They both have 3 -... More 

Thank Steven R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the beautiful view of this volcano. We went to the park which provide free foot spa from the volcanic hot spring while waiting for our round island trip. The island is famous for their radish as well as the smallest mandarins.

Thank AGK5656
Beachmere, Queensland, Australia
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the short ferry ride (they leave every 10 mins during the day) and because we had a city view day pass we could ride on the blue bus line for free. This ride takes you around to the shrine and gates that were buried in 1914. There is a small information stand inside the building when you get... More 

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Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Sakurajima to get a taste of volcanoes. It was not a great experience, you cannot get close to the volcanoe itself. Which was quite disappointing. Instead I would go to mount Aso and visit the viewpoint of the Volcano Museum (you can reach it from Aso by road number 111). It give impressive views of the most active... More 

Thank Jos V
Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a bus from the Shinkasen station to the ferry. The ferry ride over was interested with great views of the volcano. Then did the inner bus tour of the volcano. The first stop was the visitors center which as fascinating and worth the time (don’t forget to visit the hot springs foot bath across the street). The volcano is... More 

Thank drichrx
los angeles, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My visit was actually a little disappointing but that was because I didn't spend enough time exploring the island. The island is easily accessible via ferry. However as we didn't have time to spend the full day there, we can only took the tour bus which runs on the western end of the island. The views were impressive but there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting and pretty place, though rainy weather set in when we arrived. It's not worth doing the bus tour if it rains. We enjoyed the visitor centre and the free foot bath, plus the nearby geo park stroll.

Thank Jay P
Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I rode my bicycle around Sakurajima and I was able to see the sights without waiting for the bus. It's a great way to spend the day. The terrain is relatively flat. There were a few slight hills, but not enough to make you feel as if you have to work hard.

Thank RoadlessWandering
Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

I have been to Sakurajima in early of this month. Thanks to the good weather that I was able to take some good photos there. This place is easily accessible by using public transport. And the ferry that runs between Kagoshima and Sakurajima is available in every 15 minutes. It's convenient for visiting. The overall scenery here is good. There... More 

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