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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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I took a ferry ride across from Kagoshima to Sakurajima with my family and rented car. It allowed us to drive around the island and then leave north to Beppu. Beautiful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I took a ferry ride across from Kagoshima to Sakurajima with my family and rented car. It allowed us to drive around the island and then leave north to Beppu. Beautiful.

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This was the 2nd visit to Mt. Sakurajima and I'm still loving it. Love the FREE foot spa with the magnificent view of the Volcano.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

On a day with clear sky, the view of Mt Sakurajima is magnificent, beautiful and breathtaking. It is still an active volcano and emits smoke and ashes. Bring good camera to capture such memorable views.

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Nagoya, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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Address: Address: Sakurajima, Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kyushu-Okinawa  >  Kagoshima Prefecture  >  Kagoshima

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