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Address: Kagoshima 890-0000, Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 99-216-1327
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A must visit in Kagoshima

A pleasant enough car ferry trip across - ferry departs every 15 mins. Top deck gave open air view of the volcano and also dolphins in Kinko Bay. On arrival found the tourist bus... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Mollymook NSW
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A pleasant enough car ferry trip across - ferry departs every 15 mins. Top deck gave open air view of the volcano and also dolphins in Kinko Bay. On arrival found the tourist bus just around the corner from the escalator for those with a Cute Pass (free travel). Got off at the Visitor Centre which doesn't have a great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went on a JR tour to the Sakurajima Yama. I have gone twice now in my travels to japan and the first it was pouring rain, so it was hard to see much. But recently we on a sunny hot day in October. The view was amazing! The tour is quick so get your shots in before they rush you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

From Kagoshima, it is really worth it to go to Sakurajima for a half day or a day. You can take the normal ferry (160 yen single way), or there is also an extended ferry that do like a mini-cruise to view the island from the sea. This extended ferry cost 500 yen and is really worth it. There is... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Sakurajima is an active volcano in Kagoshima with amazing views of Kagoshima bay. There's also a free foot spa on the island too. Instead of getting the ferry, we drove via the 220. It's a nice empty road with great views as you go over the suspension bridge. Would recommend for a photography day out.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

The ferry cost is 150 yen one way and not covered by JR pass (not completely sure but it was very reasonable). It runs 24 hours a day with many departures! The ride is short, approximately 10 min. When you arrive in Sukurajma, the information desk (look to the right after you paid the fare) has information on tours around... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the place very much even without an eruption. The lava trail is a nice walk. The viewing points are well located. I think that it's a nice half day/full day trip. Would recommend.

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Thank a1ex1985
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

I enjoyed to visit Sakurajima. The view is beautiful and really good to have chance to explore it. The visitor bus is good to let us have a simple way to walk around the island.

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Montreal, QC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Wanted to see volcano but unfortunately few emissions of smoke in 2016 compared to average 2 per day in 2015. Good to get "Welcome Cute" pass and plan sightseeing bus times.

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Thank Stephen96
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Unfortunately, I did not get to see smoke, but the island itself is amazing. I recommend taking the island tour for 500 yen at the ferry stop!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Touring aroung the island by the car thru the ferry. It was a busy weekend when we were there in mid Aug but still better than driving there directly. However, drove a round trip in the island in about 2-3 hours, yet other than the volcano, there was not too much to see.

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