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Sakurajima

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Address: Kagoshima 890-0000, Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 992161327
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Good for a Day Trip, but drive if you can

Beautiful island for a day trip, but if you have a car, drive there instead of taking the tourist bus which makes 5 to 15minutes stop at each tourist spots, and if you wanted to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
ZarasMama
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful island for a day trip, but if you have a car, drive there instead of taking the tourist bus which makes 5 to 15minutes stop at each tourist spots, and if you wanted to stay longer will have to wait about an hour for the bus to come around. We suspect there's only 1 bus making the trip to... More 

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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Sakura (means cherry blossoms) jima (means island) can be seen from all over Kagoshima. We did not take a boat out to the island but just viewed it from across Kinko Bay. Highly impressive!

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Thank SFVoyageur
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

One of the attractions of my trip to Kagoshima was to see the volcano. The most convenient way to get there, of course, is to cross the bay by ferry. There is a tour bus that takes you around the island in about an hour. The only caution is to try and avoid sharing a ride on that bus with... More 

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Thank Frederick G
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Took the ferry to Sakurajima and walked to the visitor center. It was a great way to get out of the city and away from the crowds. The scenery was great and we even got to see the volcano smoke a little.

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

It was amazing seeing the mountain erupt several times during the day we were on the island and around Kagoshima. It was also neat to see the giant radishes that flourish in the area due to the volcanic ash.

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Great view of a giant size active volcano but don't need to go over on the ferry to see it in close up. Save your money and view from the port area.

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Thank Bomoh
Bangkok, Thailand
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Joined a Boat Cruise around the the Volcano ,Very spectacular,Great Lunch on board t,very comfortable cruise around the Volcano my Close Friend is Japanese who lives in Kagoshima gave me very Detailed information about the Volcano,I could recommend it as a worth While outing ,I was told there are Many Cruise Liner Visting Kagoshima now ,

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Thank Robert499
Singapore, Singapore
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Upon setting foot on the island, it’s hard to imagine Sakurajima being one of the most active (dangerous) volcanoes in the world. Islanders’ lives went on in the most tranquil manner, children walking back home after school nonchalantly wearing safety helmets (presumably as a protection against the 24/7 volcanic activities which constantly spew ash & rocks). Sakurajima island is 8km... More 

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Japan
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

When you arrive at the ferry port, you can purchase a day pass for travel around the volcano, which allows you to get on and off the bus at any stop along the way. There is a beautiful lava trail along the southwest coast, with a foot bath and a nice gift shop. TIP: Go on a day when the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

Weather forecast expected to rain on our schedule date to visit. Decided to signed up for the guided tour in bus (there are some pit stops for photo taking and souvenirs). Turned out to be a fantastic one, we chose the tour around sakurajima, the bus drove around the volcano for a few hours. Though the guide spoke in Japanese,... More 

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