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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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A good short sightseeing trip by ferry

A perfect way to spend a couple of hours is to catch the ferry to this unusual location and then take the local sightseeing bus to get access to the lava flows and the base of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
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Nerang, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A perfect way to spend a couple of hours is to catch the ferry to this unusual location and then take the local sightseeing bus to get access to the lava flows and the base of the 2 volcanoes. The short ferry trip is quite relaxing and cheap. A recommended short tour

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Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

One of my good friends used to live in Kagoshima, and he was always raving about how awesome Sakurajima was, so I was excited to see it in person. It was really neat to have it on the skyline while I was there, and we were lucky enough to not encounter too much ash from the volcano while we were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 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 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 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 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 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 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 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 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 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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