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Sakurajima

Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture 890-0000, Japan
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Ranked #1 of 52 attractions in Kagoshima
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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

We visited Sakurajima from a shore excursion. The 15 minute ferry ride across the bay is well worth it. It's surprising that people still actually live on this active volcanic island. Lots of photo opportunities even when it's overcast, which it was when we were there.

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Adelaide
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Caught the ferry across. Travel around by bus and on foot. Saw all the sights and had a wonderful day. Amazing to get up close to the smoking volcano

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Honolulu
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140 reviews 140 reviews
32 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

An active volcano, formerly an island now joined to the main island due to an eruption within last few hundred years. The peak was clear one moment and “poooooof” a cloud of smoke/ashes was spewed. The newspaper said as of March 2014, 93 “pooooofs” occurred – ours was 94(?). The observatory was closed today because of the “poooof” and similarly,... More

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Singapore
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Sakurajima is absolutely the No.1 attraction in Kagoshima. We could see it from afar - large, looming and smoking - when driving into the city. It is not difficult to understand the impact of its past eruptions and ash clouds on the surrounding areas. We drove across to the island and spent a day driving around and stopping at the... More

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Yokohama, Japan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Could access the gate of the Sakura-jima by taking a boat at Kagoshima Ferry Terminal. The cheapest way to the volcano was get on the round tour bus (green and red color bus). The bus fare was the single price of 500JPY. The bus comes every one hour. Pls check out the web of "Sakura Jima Island View (tour bas)"... More

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Sao Paulo
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7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This tour is a must for Kagoshima visitors. We took the car ferry (15 minutes/1.600 Yen) and returned by rounding the entire Kagoshima Bay. The roads were good and almost empty (onkly when getting back into Kagoshima did traffic get more dense). The views of the bay and of the volcano are spectacular. Halfway around the bay we had lunch... More

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Sidney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We took the JR bus tour which started in the morning and returned us back to central Kagoshima in the afternoon. Although the beautiful Japanese tour guide spoke little English and was a bit hesitant at first with us as foreign tourists the ice was broken and we communicated with limited English and Japanese. Her pleasantness and kindness made up... More

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Traralgon, Australia
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We were on a four day bus tour visiting hot spring resorts on Kyushu Island and had stopped at a place where they made Black vinegar called Kakuida when we got our first sighting of the Volcano Sakurajima, very impressive.It is worth a visit to Kakuida as they have been making the vinegar there for 200 years plus . it... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

My old mother and I joined a 3.5 hour local bus tour at a value of 2200 per person. (We found the information on the tourist guide book offered by the Tourist information Center. Prior reservation is not needed.) The bus started in front of the JR Hakata station at 9:00 a.m.. A Japanese speaking lady was our tour guide.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

My friends from Kagoshima hated this place. The volcano is active and erupts every now and then, throwing ashes all over the place, disrupting their lives and dirtying their laundry. However as a tourist. This place is a must visit! Take a ferry from the mainland and visit the volcano land! We had a lovely time and some nice pictures... More

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