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Mt. Sakurajima

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Address: Sakurajima, Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
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A 15-minute ferry ride takes you to this smoking volcano, one of the most...

A 15-minute ferry ride takes you to this smoking volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in Japan.

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Beautiful Mt. Sakurajima and Kagoshima Bay

If you're lucky you'll catch a glance of the beautiful volcano flying into Kagoshima or perhaps capture its stunning view during a drive on a clear day. I visited Kagoshima... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Em M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're lucky you'll catch a glance of the beautiful volcano flying into Kagoshima or perhaps capture its stunning view during a drive on a clear day. I visited Kagoshima during raining season. There were only 3 or days it was clear. I captured this pretty picture of Mt. Sakurajima in Kagoshima Bay on a drive to Kajiki.

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Thank Em M
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was my first time taking my bus onto the ferry that could take me to the volcano island. That was a great experience in itself. The view of the volcano while standing on the top deck on the ferry was amazing, but it couldn't compare to the view of the blue blue sea while standing on the volcano itself.

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Svalbard, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Mt Sakurajima stands gracefully in the sea when watched from the ferry/pier, She is extremely beautiful when the sunsets and sunrises. She is powerful and mysterious like Monalisa. Taking a bus around the island to the crater is convenient. I recommend to take lava trail along the shore on one side and Mt Sakurajima is seen from everywhere on the... More 

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Bedfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

I was hoping for clouds of ash to appear...and they did, several times during my stay. Once whilst I was close actually on Sakurajima, and then several times when I was viewing it from afar. It was impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

nice experience to go by ferry from Kagoshima to the island, wold have loved to get a little bit closer to the crater but that didn't seem to be possible

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

One of those amazing natural wonders! At times you can see the lava dome glow at night. When it blows which is often is is cool and scary at the same time. When the wind shifts at different times of year the ash can be just miserable. After an eruption, rocks often fall all the way over in Kagoshima city... More 

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

The volcano rises up into the sky to astound visitors even on an overcast day. The visitor information centre offers a short film of the history of the volcano that us well worth watching. Go on to the circle bus tour that goes for an hour if you have the time to spare you can take a local bus around... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

The day I went it was a little cloudy at the top and no action from the volcano.The ferry trip was good and got more photos from the ferry than on the Island.You can do a short bus trip 500 yen for 1 hour or a long one 2 hours for 1800 yen.I took the short one but it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Took a bus from the Shinkasen station to the ferry. The ferry ride over was interested with great views of the volcano. Then did the inner bus tour of the volcano. The first stop was the visitors center which as fascinating and worth the time (don’t forget to visit the hot springs foot bath across the street). The volcano is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

It took us couple of hour from Osaka to get there. But it's a fantastic place. Ferry takes you to the volcano and then a bus makes stops all the way to observatory. Views are stunning. Little shop there with snack and souvenirs. It was a lots of fun and views are stunning.

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