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Address: 22-13 Shiroyamacho, Kagoshima 890-0000, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Nice view of Sakurajima

From this observatory on the top of Shiroyama Mountain, you can enjoy a wonderful view of Sakurajima, which is located on the opposite side of the bay.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 June 2016
Kimitaka S
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Sydney
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This is a popular spot for tourists but it is just a old style small observation area with a nice walking track (30min walk). If the weather is good, you can see the Sakura island and the city, then walk around in nice bush area as a picnic.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

From this observatory on the top of Shiroyama Mountain, you can enjoy a wonderful view of Sakurajima, which is located on the opposite side of the bay.

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Thank Kimitaka S
Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

This is a good spot for photographing the Sakurajima together with the city landscape. It's free most importantly!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Taking city bus and not far from Kagoshima Station. There are a few shop selling local handicraft on the way to the view point. Good for relax and exercise in the morning.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

A half hour walk from Kagoshima station via the culture museum and Saigo cave.Look for sign pointing up the hill just past Saigo cave.There is a set of steep steps on opposite side of the road.It will save you a lot of walking up the road.At the top you will see a path with metal bars to stop cars it... More 

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Thank Steven R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

Nice view. The tour buses provide a hop on hop off service to this place for 500 yen. They leave from kagoshima station, stand 4 or 5.We bought a persimmon which the nice vendor peeled and cut for us. It was tasty.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015

The best view of Kagoshima city with Sakurajima and the volcanos in the background. You can take the bus up or take the hike up.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

Take the City Tour hop ok hop off bus. If you happen to be there on a Saturday you can take the evening tour to the Lookout. Souvenirs, snacks and vending machines for a cool drink.

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Napa Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015

Although the view from our room at the hotel was just as stunning! Still, we enjoyed the walk up to the observatory to wear from some calories from a lot of delicious dinners.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

Thats the main point of the observatory - the views and they are indeed awesome. Also offers nice walks and hikes in the area.

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