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Sakurajima Island View

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Address: Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture

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It gives you a general perspective

It takes almost 50min but the route is not very large. It's good to see the most important spots but if you like a bigger route you have to take another bus.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2016
Susana C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

It takes almost 50min but the route is not very large. It's good to see the most important spots but if you like a bigger route you have to take another bus.

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Thank Susana C
Nantes, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Very convenient and efficiently organised. It gives one a good taste of the island. However, you will want to do a little more and explore further if you really like Sakurajima. Allow some time for it.

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Thank JFLR187198
Bedfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

This was what I needed. Weather was awful, but whilst on the bus it cleared a bit. The only complaint would be that the seats were so low down that you couldn't really see out of the bus!

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Thank ShazF7
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

This is a minibus style tour of the main sites on sakurajima There.are ample opportunities to take photos of the volcano and beautiful bay looking towards Kagoshima.

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Thank lynny2016
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

There are two options on Sakurajima - the full bus tour circumnavigating the island, or the Island View tour. I suggest the Island View, unless you have lots of time and interest in volcanoes. The Island View tour takes an hour. It stops at each sight long enough to enjoy the views. You get a glimpse of the lava fields,... More 

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1 Thank GVancouver
Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Good work bus operators, would appreciate a bit more English but what you have in the commentary is excellent[and we are in Japan] A value for money trip up to the observatory with several stopoffs at significant points.

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1 Thank 123Willo
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A bus which takes around 60 minutes to see the sights of Sakurajima island. can hop on and off but we stayed on for the 60 minutes, Bus stops for 10 -15 minutes or so at the main places of interest so you can get off take photos etc. Excellent!

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1 Thank ValStobbs
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I bought the welcome cute pass for traveling around Kagoshima and the island view bus was included which made it's really worthy. One round took about 1.5 hrs. You could hop on -hop off anywhere you want and spend time at your favorite spot as long as you want unless you took the last bus. -*- It's the best way... More 

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1 Thank SiawjernHuang
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

If you are in a rush, this bus tour will work. Loops between a few observatory points near the port and comes back within an hour. You have like 5 to 10 minutes at each observatory point. Because I wasn't in a rush, I felt that this tour was too rushed. We literally ran out to take photos and then... More 

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Bus every hour with voice recording in Engish to tell you when and where the bus stops. You can get on and off when you like and it costs between £1 and £4 pounds depending how long you are on it.

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