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Sakurajima Island View

Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #14 of 55 Attractions in Kagoshima
Type: Public Transportation Systems
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Bangkok, Thailand
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71 reviews 71 reviews
49 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I bought the welcome cute pass for traveling around Kagoshima and the island view bus was included which made it's really worthy. One round took about 1.5 hrs. You could hop on -hop off anywhere you want and spend time at your favorite spot as long as you want unless you took the last bus. -*- It's the best way... More

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

If you are in a rush, this bus tour will work. Loops between a few observatory points near the port and comes back within an hour. You have like 5 to 10 minutes at each observatory point. Because I wasn't in a rush, I felt that this tour was too rushed. We literally ran out to take photos and then... More

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Bus every hour with voice recording in Engish to tell you when and where the bus stops. You can get on and off when you like and it costs between £1 and £4 pounds depending how long you are on it.

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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273 reviews 273 reviews
160 attraction reviews
361 helpful votes 361 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Sakurajima Island View buses leave hourly from the Sakurajima ferry terminal and for a 1-1.5 hour tour of the island. It is a smaller loop than other tour groups, only travelling the ¼ of the island closest to the ferry terminal rather than around the entire thing, although it covers both observation lookouts and most of the essential stops. Although... More

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162 reviews 162 reviews
46 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

My time in Kagoshima was limited, and the longer, more expensive tours of Sakurajima didn't fit my schedule. This is a small bus that makes several stops close between the harbor and the observation point at 373 meters or so. Each stop is between 5-10 minutes. Total cost of the tour is 500 yen for adults. I believe this tour... More

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Surrey UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

Well worth a climb to the top of the hill to view the volcano and then take the ferry to explore it more. Bear in mind all the vegetation is new since the last eruption and when it is smoking it might just be about to wipe out what uis there now!

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