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Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture 890-0000, Japan
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Ranked #1 of 56 Attractions in Kagoshima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
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Singapore, Singapore
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We were deciding between the sightseeing bus tour and the sakurajima island tour bus which was 4-5 times cheaper than the tour. However, as there were some concerns relating to the bus frequency (the bus only ran hourly) and based on previous experiences that as a group we had poor time management, we decided to go ahead with the sightseeing... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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131 reviews 131 reviews
62 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We bought a 4-hour tour of the island, from the main train station. The only problem was that the whole tour was in Japanese, despite being advertised in English at the station. Next time, we will definitely pay closer attention. Nevertheless the island is certainly worth a visit, and I could have easily spent a whole day on it. The... More

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

With the looming bulk of Sakurajima behind me and the glittering bay of Kagoshima in front, soaking my tired feet at the Nagisa Park Onsen footbaths was simply out of this world! Frequent ferries leave Kagoshima pier for Sakurajima that can be visited with the public Island View Bus, operating hourly from the ferry terminal for 500 yen for a... More

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Hong Kong
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were driving and we boarded the ferry with the car we rented. With a 30-minute ride on a ferry, we arrived in no time and enjoyed a trip to a volcanic island where the volcano is still emitting smoke with minor explosion often. The Sakurajima is beautiful viewing from far and on the island. There are attractions including an... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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96 reviews 96 reviews
34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Just wish the weather was better as we didn't get to see any of the potentially fantastic views, oh well, just another excuse to return, what I did see I enjoyed, the visitor center was a great help with maps and info and I enjoyed a nice drive around the island which only took about 30 minutes, the star was... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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71 reviews 71 reviews
49 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I went there on a cloudy day so when I was arrived at the observatory, the city view and the volcano view were not so clear. Anyway, taking the island bus around and looking out at the beautiful nature around Gigantic Sakurajima was kinda fun although the last bus was too crowded. -_- I'd recommend who's gonna come here to... More

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Hong Kong, China
20 reviews 20 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

wished we had more time when we visited Sakurajima. Without your own transport/car, it could be a barrier to mvoe around as i think there are quite a few spots that we could have visited. Could have spend 1 full day here.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It's worth going to Kagoshima just for Sakurajima alone. This active volcano is visible from most parts of Kagoshima and the volcanic dust that lies around everywhere is evidence that this is definitely an active volcano. Kagoshima is very easy to get around as overseas visitors can buy a one or two day 'Cute' pass for 1000 yen which covers... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I did the Sakurajima Island View bus tour, which is an hour tour around the island for 500 yen. The staff at the ferry station was quite helpful and made sure I got on the right bus. Being from a very flat and boring part of the world, I thought seeing an active volcano from a couple of different locations... More

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Singapore, Singapore
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Perhaps it would have been more impressive if it had some eruptions when I visited. As a island, Jeju is more extensive, has better sights. The island looks somewhat similar. Nonetheless, it was a pleasant trip. Do get the CUTE pass because it would cover all tram rides for the day in Kagoshima city, the ferry trips and the bus... More

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