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Sakurajima

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Address: Kagoshima 890-0000, Kagoshima Prefecture

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Amazing sight

The volcano is pretty amazing even at a great distance. On a clear day you can still get some great views even from the Kagoshima main land. The ferry offers a good view from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The volcano is pretty amazing even at a great distance. On a clear day you can still get some great views even from the Kagoshima main land. The ferry offers a good view from the deck. We missed the opportunity to take the tour buses so we headed out on foot to the visitors centre. It's a 10 minute walk... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I went to Sakurajima island by Ferry. It rained. I saw for the first time in my life volcanic ash. They had piled up under my feet. Surprise!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Sakurajima was an island until the early 1900's when an eruption joined it to the mainland. We took a ferry from Kagoshima, where you just drive up and go onto the ferry, paying at a toll booth when you drive off (on the way back you pay as you drive on). It is quite a pleasant drive around the island,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I was not that lucky. It was a rainy and cloudy day. I couldn't practically see anything. What a pity.

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Hong Kong, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Like many other reviewers, I took a ferry from Kagoshima to Sakurajima and caught a round-the-island tourist bus. There were brief stops around the volcano and they are farily enough for you to take a few snaps. However, if you want to stay longer at each point, you'd better either rent a bike or wait for the next buses, which... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

round the island travel bus is the best way to have a full picture of the Island, with the welcome cute ticket, ferry and bus fare were all included.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We hired bikes (just opposite the ferry terminal - max 5000 yen / £30 for 2 bikes for the day) and cycled clockwise around the island. Thoroughly enjoyed and the views of Sakurajima were fantastic, however, due to roadworks, the section from 3 o'clock back to 6 o'clock (the ferry terminal) wasn't particularly fun. Would recommend getting to the road... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Wish we had more time to explore all of Sakurajima. Loved the mikan flavoured ice cream and magma onsen. Will definitely be back again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I read about this brilliant foot onsen in Kagoshima [love a foot onsen when you've been pounding the pavement playing tourist for days]. Enjoyed our bus trip on Sakurajima and going up to the observatory but then caught the ferry back over to Kagoshima port and realised that I'd just missed the foot onsen- it was on Sakurajima! Next time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I will summarize the bus services available at Sakurajima. The tour bus that goes around the entire island leaves at 9:40 and 14:20 only and costs 1800 yen. If you want to do this, you must shoot for these two slots. The other bus leaves every 65 minutes starting at 8:00, 10:05. 11:10, etc. and costs 500 yen. The circuit... More 

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