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Sakurajima

Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture 890-0000, Japan
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Ranked #1 of 54 attractions in Kagoshima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
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Hong Kong, China
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18 reviews 18 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

wished we had more time when we visited Sakurajima. Without your own transport/car, it could be a barrier to mvoe around as i think there are quite a few spots that we could have visited. Could have spend 1 full day here.

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Brisbane
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

It's worth going to Kagoshima just for Sakurajima alone. This active volcano is visible from most parts of Kagoshima and the volcanic dust that lies around everywhere is evidence that this is definitely an active volcano. Kagoshima is very easy to get around as overseas visitors can buy a one or two day 'Cute' pass for 1000 yen which covers... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I did the Sakurajima Island View bus tour, which is an hour tour around the island for 500 yen. The staff at the ferry station was quite helpful and made sure I got on the right bus. Being from a very flat and boring part of the world, I thought seeing an active volcano from a couple of different locations... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Perhaps it would have been more impressive if it had some eruptions when I visited. As a island, Jeju is more extensive, has better sights. The island looks somewhat similar. Nonetheless, it was a pleasant trip. Do get the CUTE pass because it would cover all tram rides for the day in Kagoshima city, the ferry trips and the bus... More

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

If you have a spare hour, also make your way down to the Gardens and enjoy the free foot spa fed by waters from the nearby volcano. when you return on the ferry, turn left after diembarking if you want a bus (including tourist bus) back in to town.

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Kamisu, Japan
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Whether from distance or nearby the mountain, you can enjoy the scenery. Sometimes you can see the cloud or fume caused by eruptions which is a daily issue. It may be a good idea to rent a car to drive around the island.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

It was a lovely day for the ferry ride across the sparkling bay to the island of Sakura. There I join up with a Japanese group for a two-hour tour of the volcano Sakurajima. 桜島 We make stops at the visitors’ center, a shrine and a lookout point. Climbing the mountain is prohibited but we do get close to the... More

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Culver City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Just a short inexpensive easy ferry ride from Kagoshima city pier to the island is a fun easy way to get to this smal lovely town, National Park and sort-of island. Unfortunately only got to visit the National Park facilities a short walk fom the ferry terminal. But the open public hot water foot baths were great on the feet.... More

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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 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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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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