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Mt. Sakurajima

Sakurajima, Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 90-1929-1942
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A beautiful view of Kagoshima and the volcano itself

From the city of Kagoshima, I would suggest driving onto the Sakurajima ferry to reach the island... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alfie C
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Beautiful volcano

I would definitely come back and do the volcano walking tour one day. The scenery was just... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
Ha P
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A 15-minute ferry ride takes you to this smoking volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in Japan.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“active volcano” (13 reviews)
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Sakurajima, Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the city of Kagoshima, I would suggest driving onto the Sakurajima ferry to reach the island. It operates once every 15 minutes and costs about 1000 yen to drive on board. There you can stop by at the tourist centre and they will provide...More

Thank Alfie C
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

I would definitely come back and do the volcano walking tour one day. The scenery was just breathtaking.

Thank Ha P
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

This is a real Kagoshima Landmark and worth a visit if in the area. The ferry to look at it is a relaxing trip offering great views.

Thank Mon55
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

I was there in early March, 2 days before the Kagoshima marathon. We took the ferry from the pier near Kagoshima-shi, a 15 mins walk from the downtown. It was a sunny day and we can view the whole mountain during the ferry journey (it...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Landmark in Kagoshima, is a must do visit. Short trip by ferry, the best to do is to get a Sakurajima Island View bus pass or use the Kagoshima day pass to explore Island best.

Thank Rubpy
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

This active volcano is really worth a visit. I've only been to one other active volcano, Mt. Etna, Catania, Sicily, in 1984 and enjoyed Mt. Sakurajima more.

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Reviewed 11 June 2017

A must visit by a short Ferry Boat ride from Kagoshima ferry port. Take a City bus from JR station to Ferry. Obtain a all day bus pass and catch the bus right outside JR station. Check with Tourist information at JR station for details

2  Thank TheOjiisan
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We went here by ferry (160 yen) on a rainy day. Unfortunately we could not see the top of the volcano as it was covered in clouds. The boat ride is nice since it gives you a nice view on sakurajima and Kagoshima city. I...More

2  Thank Anouk v
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

So wonderful to see this with my own eyes. Only thing better would be I minor eruption. I took a tour close to the mountain and it was well worth it. If you get a chance come down and check this out.

1  Thank Preston S
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Awful bus journey. Packed bus - and thiswas the quiet season. Great views though. The volcno was quiet today.

Thank Baxxx
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johnnyjimbob
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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
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