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Address: Kagoshima 890-0000, Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 992161327
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Please go to the early morning of Shiroyama observatory. Sunrise of appearance is excellent. Sakurajima ferry has been operating for 24 hours.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Kagoshima, Japan
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Kagoshima, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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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Osaka, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Well recommended to visit Sakurajima. Just a short hop away by ferry. Unfortunately the day I visited was rainy which prevented me from seeing the volcano in its full glory, nevertheless I was able to see it in a different perspective. I'd probably suggest to rent a car which can be done on the island just across from the ferry... More 

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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

I have been to Kagoshima 3 times and each time this "Island" is a must visit. I guess it's the charm to set foot on an active volcano island! ;)

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Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We did not see any activity yet this is a great place. There is a shuttle bus that offers a tour. You can catch the bus at the visitor center and it takes just over one hour. It was a great way to see the area without a car.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Rightly regarded as the number 1 place to visit in Kagoshima. To see the larva fields you need to take a ferry to the Island and go to the observatory. It's a park with trails and observation points at the base of the volcano. Nothing to do there except walk and admire.

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