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Address: Kagoshima 890-0000, Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 992161327
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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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Matt C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Bologna, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Whatever hotel you take ask if possible for a volcano view room.. It's impressively close to the city.. Take a trip to Sakurajima island with the ferry and you will have a taste of Hawaii landscape.. The bus tour to the observatory, it's incredibly close to the crater..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

I took the 2 hour tour around the entire "island". The tour is in Japanese but I could follow along with an English tour book. The lovely tour guide was always sure to point out in the book when she was mentioning something to look at. Halfway through the tour, you stop at a tourist spot for photos and samples... More 

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Kagoshima, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Please go to the early morning of Shiroyama observatory. Sunrise of appearance is excellent. Sakurajima ferry has been operating for 24 hours.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

This active volcano on the other side of Kagoshima city is an icon of Kagoshima. It takes only 10min bus ride from the city center to the ferry station and it takes 15 min by ferry. This ferry service is 24hrs open, very frequent and costs only a few coins. So it is very easy to go and come back... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Kyushu is well known for its numerous volcanoes. Sakurajima which is located just a short ferry ride from Kagoshima would be the perfect day trip on a fine weather day. The ferry ride was comfortable and scenic as one enjoys the view of this active volcano from the ferry deck. Upon disembark, I felt abit lost thou... After enquiry, found... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

I made a quick visit to this Island, I kinda left it at the last minute in the day (around 4:45pm), The ferries to the island were frequent and if you have a JR pass, it is all covered. I originally wanted to board the bus to do a bus ride tour but I was told the last bus left... More 

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Nantes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

This active volcano is worth a visit by ferry and by bus. Very impressive when it sends a plume of ashes up in the sky. Beautiful coastline around it. Probably worth an overnight stay.

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Just a short journey from Kagoshima to Sakurajima by ferry, you may enjoy a quiet time with cats and volcano. Foot bath inside the national park was great.

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