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Yunohira Lookout

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Address: 1025 Sakurajima Koikecho, Kagoshima 891-1417, Kagoshima Prefecture

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Perfect views of the volcano and Kagoshima City

Yunohira Observatory is the highest point that is accessible to the public. the best way to get there is the Island View bus. Other than a small convenience store, there is not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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329 reviews 329 reviews
98 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Yunohira Observatory is the highest point that is accessible to the public. the best way to get there is the Island View bus. Other than a small convenience store, there is not much there. It's all about the views. You're at the edge of the lava fields staring up to the peak of Mt. Sakurajima. In the opposite direction you... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The bus will stop here for 15-20 mins, so everyone could go up to the observatory and have look at Sakurajima and Kagoshima city on another side. It'd be more beautiful if I went there on a clear sky day, anyway, it's still fantastic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This place offers a top of the world experience. You need to pray for good wind direction so that the ashes from the volcano is not blowing towards you! Else you will be shrouded with ashes and no view!

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

At the top of the Sakurajima mountains is the Yunohira lookout which provides beautiful panoramic views of Kagoshima and the base of the Sakurajima mountains. This is one of the must stops for any bus or car tour of Kagoshima. Provides stunning opportunities for photos and will be the highlight of your day on Sakurajima.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

This location is 373 m above sea level and is supposed to be the closest access point to the crater. Great for a close clear shot of the crater. Thanks to a Japanese guide who pointed out a heart-shaped stone to us. There are supposed to be 7 hidden hearts on the walls. No time for "hearts hunting" if you... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

You can see the mountain and Kagoshima city. Good view, but the lookout is not a must, because it is just another view point. So I recommend that you take a walk at the seaside near the visitor center and see the view, if you don't have much time at the island. To go to Yunohira Lookout, you have to... More 

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Address: Address: 1025 Sakurajima Koikecho, Kagoshima 891-1417, Kagoshima Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Kagoshima Prefecture  >  Kagoshima

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