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Address: Kagoshima 890-0000, Kagoshima Prefecture

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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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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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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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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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Connecticut
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Vancouver, Canada
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Got on the hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus to travel around Sakurajima. It was cloudy but fortunately it was able to see the volcano during the 15min brief stop at the observatory. The volcano was smoking!

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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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Kobe, Japan
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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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