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Address: Kagoshima 890-0000, Kagoshima Prefecture

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Wow, wow, wow and wow.

Being so close to Japan's most active volcano was seriously awe inspiring. It puts life's relatively insignificant problems into perspective.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Being so close to Japan's most active volcano was seriously awe inspiring. It puts life's relatively insignificant problems into perspective.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Thanks to TA community here, the reviews I read on this website led me to join a tour of Sakurajima island at the Kagoshima Chuo station. The tours are conducted by Kagoshima City Transportation Bureau Industries . For Sakurajima tours , there are available : (1) Sakurajima Nature Sightseeing Tour - adult 2300 yen, 3 hours n 30 mins, 2... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We had a couple of hours we wanted to fill before heading north, and also wanted to check out Sakurajima. Fortunately we had a great day for the ferry ride across and the little tourist loop bus got us to the different vantage points very efficiently. Possibly it would have been more exciting to get closer, but it is an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We were there at 14 Mar 15. A university student brought us all the way to the ferry terminal's entrance. We actually lost our way shortly after alighting at the tram stop. Deeply grateful to him. The weather was cold but the sky was clear. The ferry was fast, and we were delighted to snap a few pictures of mt... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Worth the trip but top was in cloud. Good sights on the ferry and bus trip to and from. Pass included gardens. Good value from Tourist Information at station.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Frequent low cost ferry out to the island. Amenities on the island are not the best, but the experience is a nature one, so that does not kill it. I enjoyed the open air foot baths. Shops on the island are a bit limited. Perhaps a good idea to take a picnic lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

If you are planning to visit Kagoshima, it is recommended that at least a half-day tour of Sakurajima is included in your itinerary. You may join the Kagoshima city tour which also includes tour of Sakurajima (includes coach and Japanese-speaking guide). Details can be obtained at Tourist Information Centre in JR Kagoshima train station. Mt Sakurajima is an active volcano.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

and Japan has 70% of the volcanoes in the world. It erupts frequently, twice during our hour visit to the area. Lots of gray smoke and little yellow bags of ashes that have to be constantly cleaned up. The photos on postcards of the red lava flowing are very dramatic, but during the day it is just gray smoke. Can... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is an active volcano about 10min ferry ride from Kagoshima. Take note when getting the ferry to the island. There are 2 types of ferry service to the island. One is the direct (Faster service) and cheaper. The other one is a slight longer trip They make a short detour (so that you can have a better view of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Sakurajima is very impressive. Our weather was less than ideal - grey and low cloud for most of our time there. Nonetheless our views of the volcano were awe-inspiring.

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Address: Kagoshima 890-0000, Kagoshima Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Kagoshima Prefecture  >  Kagoshima

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