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“Perfect cone shaped volcano!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mt. Kaimondake

Mt. Kaimondake
Kaimon Kawashiri, Ibusuki, Kagoshima Prefecture 891-0602, Japan
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Ranked #1 of 16 attractions in Ibusuki
Type: Mountains
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London, United Kingdom
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Perfect cone shaped volcano!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Great mountain towering above the area so you can't miss it esp. on a sunny day.
Wish I had some more time to climb it and see the view from the top.
As it's rather steep up there, one needs to be in good physical condition to scale the mountain. Decent boots, sunglasses, cap and a bottle of water would do, I guess.
Oh well, maybe next time...
On this occasion, I concentrated on the coastline and fertile grounds around Mt Kaimondake full of green fields and local farmers working passionately.
During Sakura season all sorts of flowering trees bloom simultaneously creating that unique scent in the air quite difficult to describe. Overall, some very picturesque landscapes definitely worth seeing in you are in the area...

Visited April 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Pretty mountain. Need a car to get around here though.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

The area is really nice, I think one would need a car though. Me and my friend didn't have a car but we met a really friendly guy at a bar that drove us around, so we got to see this. :)

Visited March 2013
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Very beautiful Dormant Volcano”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Worth driving to see it. Looks a bit like Mayon Volcano. Very scenic, with lots of farming around it and interesting hot springs and geothermal plant nearby.

If you drive around the back of it along the coast, on a clear day, you may see Io Jima Volcano (island) smoking far out to see. Also there is a weird tunnel at the back of the volcano that just fits 1 car at a time.

Visited October 2012
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