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One of the highlights Kyushu has to offer

A truly fascinating volcanic island in the bay of Kagoshima. Although originally an island volcanic... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Amstelveen, The Netherlands
Easy 15 minute ferry ride from Dolphin Port

An easy 15 minute ferry ride (320 yen return per person) and you arrive on the volcano island... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Anthony C
Montreal, Canada
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A 15-minute ferry ride takes you to this smoking volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in Japan.
Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A truly fascinating volcanic island in the bay of Kagoshima. Although originally an island volcanic eruptions eventually made it a peninsula. After disembarking the ferry you can of course go into different directions but the most sensible thing for tourists is to turn right towards...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An easy 15 minute ferry ride (320 yen return per person) and you arrive on the volcano island. There is a 20 minute or 2 hour walk to lookout points or a 10 minute walk to either a small shrine or visitors centre. You can...More

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We bought the day cute pass and caught a tram down to the ferry in time to make sure we there by 815am. Basically looking at other reviews you want to get there early on the 9am bus before all the tourists turn up. As...More

1  Thank dezaroonie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our ship Quantum of the Seas canceled our shore excursion so we decided to go to the volcano on our own. It’s a bit of a process to get from the cruise terminal to the ferry terminal - you have to walk 25 minutes to...More

Thank ChrisGrayFaust
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing place .. a must visit site .. the mere size and the fact that it is still active is just awesome .. the ferry ride was quite good .. they can increase the frequency of the island view bus .. it was a...More

2  Thank Sriram S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Apparently the most active volcano in Japan that erupts several times a day! You can see the twin peaks spewing smoke constantly from multiple points on the island. We also did the lava walk and visited the public footpaths. Pleasant drive in and out but...More

1  Thank mobetrotter
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Accessing closely is not allowed. But, this is the symbol of Kagoshima and it's good to see. When I visited Kagoshima, I have very few days to see it clearly because it's mostly cloudy and rainy. It erupts almost everyday. Watching it during eruption is...More

1  Thank JH L
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Visited the Island and took the local bus tour and stopped off for an hour at a couple of the potteries. Great designs with unusual pottery made from clay combined with ash. Not cheap stuff and ranging between 2000¥ - 60000¥ ! The public bus...More

1  Thank PeterCosby_Leicester
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Take the bus trip. It will stop at the spots for few minutes for you to take photo. But it is quite a long queue. Try go early and definitely worth the visit. You can get discounted ferry ticket which the bus ticket.

1  Thank Neoh Y
Reviewed August 20, 2018

We went thinking we would hike around the area but took the tourist shuttle bus instead. If we had gotten there earlier we may have stuck to our guns and walked around. There are not hiking trails we would have done our walking all on...More

2  Thank lorchristy
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June 19, 2018|
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Response from cpcog |
Thanks. I went there today. Very safe
July 15, 2016|
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Response from ShazF7 | Reviewed this property |
Quick and easy. A taxi will make things quicker. I then took a bus which you can stay on...or get on and off...I was lucky to see an eruption of smoke when I stopped off. It can be as quick as you make it. Check bus... More