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Shiroyama Observatory

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22-13 Shiroyamacho, Kagoshima 890-0000, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place surprised us. We weren’t expecting to be able to walk around so much as well as having a wonderful view of the volcano and the bits of lava. The surrounding trees and walkways were very pleasant

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 472marianneh
Reviewed January 22, 2019 via mobile

Drives up a narrow road and walked three minutes to a lookout. Night view of the city with the imposing Sakurajima volvano. Shiroyama is also historic for the last battle of Saigo Takamori, although there wasn't any memorial or statues seen as it was dark...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bornean
Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

You get a good view of the volcano and the city together. I just took the tourist bus up but you can take the uphill walk if you like. You go for the photo.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sakura_wingz
Reviewed October 19, 2018

After arriving at the parking area of Mt. Shiroyama , which can be reached by City View Bus from Kagoshimo Chuo JR Station in about 30 minutes, it is just a short walk to the Observatory. And be aware it might be crowded. The Observatory...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank olafoomes
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Great free city park and the views of the Volcano and city views are amazing. Got to see the Volcano erupting too which was a bonus. Beautiful gardens and not expensive to get to and from in a quick taxi from the downtown area.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ozpix
Reviewed June 30, 2018

When we were there, everywhere were Chinese people. They were a big group of tour. I hate them speaking loudly everywhere and won't consider the other people at all. I didn't even have the mood to take any photos from the observatory. Walking up from...More

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank cpcog
Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

Great views of the city and vulcano if the weather is good. We did a small hike to this spot, many others got there by car.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank zheddsc
Reviewed May 16, 2018

Located on a hill created by an eruption in 1946, this center offers a trail to explore the lava fields and an excellent vantage point to observe the power of the Mount Sakurjima volcano. There is no charge for this attraction.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Eddiemack
Reviewed April 19, 2018

This is an observatory to look down Kagoshima City and Sakurajima. Since this is on top of a little mountain and there are many good viewpoints of Sakurajima, you may skip this when you don't have much time to spend. - There were very few...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 590jhl
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

This place offers great view of Kagoshima and Sakurajima. It took us approximately 20mins to walk up from Central Park and part of the track is under construction. Recommend to catch the view during evening where the setting sun cast its ray onto Sakurajima.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Sunnytan30
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