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Address: Kagoshima 890-0000, Kagoshima Prefecture

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The most active volcano in Japan

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 NEW 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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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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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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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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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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