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Address: 22-13 Shiroyamacho, Kagoshima 890-0000, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Beautiful view of the Volcano Sakurajima

To enter the Shiroyama Observatory is free, although you will most likely have to pay for some fort of transport to get yourself up there. My family purchased an all day transport... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Joyce T
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Whistler, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great place along the way to view the volcano. Many operators stop here and you can pay for a trip with a fancy bus and get a little more time to wander maybe or pay less and get the local bus for a 1/3 the price. Many spots to view the volcano.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To enter the Shiroyama Observatory is free, although you will most likely have to pay for some fort of transport to get yourself up there. My family purchased an all day transport ticket to hop onto the view city bus to take us up to the Shiroyama Observatory. Note that this bus runs every twenty- thirty minutes in loops to... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good climb for a nice view of the city and the volcano. Nothing mind blowing but it's a nice start of the visit of the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

Great views from the top. But the best bit was walking diwn to the town. Serenely quite. You end up by the statue to saigo and it is a short walk into town and a nice bar (or two)

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Nice stop over on the city view bus, you get wonderful views of the city and Saukarajima! The shiroyama brewery is just by the hotel nearby, bear heads can get a pint or two there at the bar/cafe.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

This is a popular spot for tourists but it is just a old style small observation area with a nice walking track (30min walk). If the weather is good, you can see the Sakura island and the city, then walk around in nice bush area as a picnic.

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Thank Hiro H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

From this observatory on the top of Shiroyama Mountain, you can enjoy a wonderful view of Sakurajima, which is located on the opposite side of the bay.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

This is a good spot for photographing the Sakurajima together with the city landscape. It's free most importantly!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

Taking city bus and not far from Kagoshima Station. There are a few shop selling local handicraft on the way to the view point. Good for relax and exercise in the morning.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

A half hour walk from Kagoshima station via the culture museum and Saigo cave.Look for sign pointing up the hill just past Saigo cave.There is a set of steep steps on opposite side of the road.It will save you a lot of walking up the road.At the top you will see a path with metal bars to stop cars it... More 

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