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Sakurajima

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Address: , Kagoshima 890-0000, Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 992161327
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Nice bus ride

The bus ride took about 1 hour and managed to see various parts of Sakurajima, albeit not the volcano itself. It was pleasant and took us to some vantage lookouts and managed to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The bus ride took about 1 hour and managed to see various parts of Sakurajima, albeit not the volcano itself. It was pleasant and took us to some vantage lookouts and managed to see great views of the island.

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

If possible take a car around Sakurajima (or bus tour) as that's the best way to get around on the volcano. This was a gorgeous place full of natural beauty and much history. Definitely recommended.

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Chiba, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

When you visit Kagoshima, you should visit here. Taking a ferry, You can enjoy a short sea trip.

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Suva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Amazing to see how the people have adapted to living next to a very active volcano. I went on a bus tour of Sakurajima with many site stops along the way. I was even lucky enough to have witnessed an eruption whilst on Sakurajima. Sakurajima used to be an island but a big eruption early in 1917 new land was... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We got the ferry to the island. Unfortunately it was cloudy so could not actually see the volcano. As we arrived on the island the loop bus was just leaving. We walked up to the visitors centre , which you should go to,and by the time we had finished there caught the loop bus which took you to various sights... More 

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Kobe, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We didn't get a lot of time on the Island . But i would definitely go there again . the boat ride out to the island was gorgeous and very cheap . We saw the old missile silos which was kinda neat . the sun set was amazing .

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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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