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Mt. Sakurajima

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Address: Sakurajima, Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
Description: A 15-minute ferry ride takes you to this smoking volcano, one of the most...
A 15-minute ferry ride takes you to this smoking volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in Japan.
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Awesome Volcano Experience

My friends and I went to Sakurajima Island and took the unlimited stops bus tour for 500 yen that stops at 3 major sites on Sakurajima island. All the sites are nice and offer... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
Gina C
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Nagoya, Japan
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Nagoya, Japan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My friends and I went to Sakurajima Island and took the unlimited stops bus tour for 500 yen that stops at 3 major sites on Sakurajima island. All the sites are nice and offer great scenic views of the volcano and of Kagoshima island. At the final stop, the bus waits at an observatory for the volcano for 15 minutes... More 

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Lennoxville, Canada
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43 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Without a doubt, Sakurajima is the biggest attraction there is in Kagoshima. There is much to see on the island. If you come from Kagoshima city, you ride a ferry to the island. You can take two different kind of tours of the island. There is one that is part of the Kagoshima city tour that will take you around... More 

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Kunitachi, Japan
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

a ferry from kagoshima port carries you easily.You can not climb up mt.sakurajima,because mt.sakurajima is the most dangerous volcano in japan,erupts ofen every day.once mt.sakurajima was an island off water Osumi peninsula,but tied up to the land by an eruption in 1914

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

What a beautiful trip. Great views crossing over on the ferry and a nice drive up to the lookout posts on the mountain. This was the first active volcano that I have had the pleasure to see and it was really exciting for me!

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Hsinchu, Taiwan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

to Kagoshima view for panorama screen from Sakura Jima at 湯平展望台 in Kagoshima city.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Nice coastal views from the island. I was excited to see a "live" volcano from such a close distance. Beautiful trees lined the roads. Other than the volcanoes and scenery, nothing else much to see and do. Under 3 hours will be sufficient.

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Hong Kong, China
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

On this second visit to Mt Sakurajima we were very disappointed. The entire island was covered in mist (or smog?). We could not able to see the volcano from the city, on the ferry, and even upon arriving at the highest viewpoint! What a disappointment. Well one has to try his/her luck when it comes to a close encounter with... More 

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

A ferry with panoramic viewing windows takes you from the port Kagoshima for about £2.50 return. The Island View bus takes you on a loop stopping at various viewing platforms and costs between £1 and £4 depending how long you are on the bus.. I had been hoping I would see the volcano erupt, it had been inactive for some... More 

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

Mount Sakurajima is to Kagoshima what Kumamoto Castle is to Kumaoto. It is a still active volcano which stands over Kagoshima city across a small bay on its own island. It continually erupts (apparently 1000x a year) with most eruptions simply appearing as a large ball of smoke over the mountain (no lava spewing down or dramatic noise explosions). People... More 

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Somerset
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162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We stayed in a hotel with a direct view of Mt Sakurajima. We were lucky to have a clear day which showed the outline of the mountain. Every now and then it would gush forward some smoke (ash) which gently blew away in the wind. We were aware that there had been a significant eruption before we came to Kagoshima... More 

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