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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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.