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Address: Kagoshima 890-0000, Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 992161327
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Experience active volcano

It was a nice to experience life near active volcano. I recommend to carry mask and glasses to protect you eye and breath from volcanic ash particles. Otherwise, the area is very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Kumamoto, Japan
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Kumamoto, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It was a nice to experience life near active volcano. I recommend to carry mask and glasses to protect you eye and breath from volcanic ash particles. Otherwise, the area is very uncomfortable. It will be wise to visit there with your own car (is possible). The ferry will cost about 2000 JPY to transfer your car.

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Vilseck, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My son and I traveled to Kagoshima as a day trip from our base camp in Fukioka. We took the 3.5 hour bus tour that leaves from bus station 8. You can buy your tickets from the guide a few minutes before the trip. We had a cloudy start to our trip but the clouds lifted on the second views... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

When you are in Kagoshima you will most likely see the volcano just randomly from the city. I would recommend a visit of the island. We did the short trip by ferry over to the island and rented a car there for two hours to drive around the volcano. We first drove to some outlook a bit up the hill.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Take the short ferry trip only 250 Yen to visit Sakurajima island, you can take bus tours or drive your car around the island. We just strolled to the Visitor Centre with gardens, free foot spas and great views of the volcano and Kagoshima city.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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Auckland, New Zealand
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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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Rimini
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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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Address: Kagoshima 890-0000, Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 992161327
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Kagoshima Prefecture  >  Kagoshima

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