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Arimura Lava Lookout

Arimuracho, Kagoshima 891-1545, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 99-298-5111
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Impressing spot

We were at the Lava Lookout about 10:00 in the morning. While the temperature in Kagoshima was... read more

Reviewed May 4, 2017
Baden, Switzerland
via mobile

Probably would not have made effort to come here but for an organised tour. There had been a... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2017
rod g
Melbourne, Australia
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good47%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
May 4, 2017
“Impressing spot”
Apr 28, 2017
“Interesting ”
Arimuracho, Kagoshima 891-1545, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 99-298-5111
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Reviewed May 4, 2017 via mobile

We were at the Lava Lookout about 10:00 in the morning. While the temperature in Kagoshima was about +19, it felt like +30 at the lookout point, which is some 2.5 km away from the south tip of volcano. Although there is no kind of...More

Thank A_Baden2014
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

Probably would not have made effort to come here but for an organised tour. There had been a significant eruption the day prior and there was dust everywhere! There are several paths with plenty of stairs so be warned! Clean toilets and some signage in...More

Thank rod g
Reviewed October 21, 2016

I took the tourist bus to the lookout, a day ticket only costs 500 Yen and you can get on & off the bus at any stop you choose.

Thank David-Herd
Reviewed August 19, 2016

We took a rental car to get here, and that is the way I recommend to get around on Sakurajima because the public transportation doesn't seem very effective. From the top of the viewing area, you can see a good view of the volcano and...More

Thank Korinirin
Reviewed September 25, 2014

This is an active volcano. Smoke rises constantly from the vents above. The Lava is a reminder that eruptions have happened before. Twisted & convoluted sculptures in lava. People on the Island have built lava shelters and special canals to confine the lava. However a...More

3  Thank blandimportscom
Reviewed August 14, 2013

We took a public bus to this lookout-- about twenty minutes to get there. Unfortunately, the buses don't run that frequently. We recommend renting your own car, or hiring a driver. Otherwise, the observatory offers a nice view of the volcano, as well as scenic...More

2  Thank sharkisland
Reviewed January 5, 2012

You can see the volcano cloud. You can see the sea and Kaimondake(mountain at Ibusuki city) far away. Take a bus to get there.

Thank sutasore
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