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Sakurajima

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Address: Kagoshima 890-0000, Kagoshima Prefecture
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+81 99-216-1327

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Great 1/2 day trip

Had fun on the crowded sightseeing bus, and biking the lava path. Would not rent a car and do a whole day thing if you're trying to choose between several options.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had fun on the crowded sightseeing bus, and biking the lava path. Would not rent a car and do a whole day thing if you're trying to choose between several options.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Honestly, it was a bit boring. There were obviously not enough tourist attraction here. Still, it was one of the must visit in Kagoshima.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a pretty island, it is also a volcano all it needs is a Bond villain to be totally over the top! We enjoyed the day we spent here and it is a unique experience. The bus that takes you to the various sights is worth doing as is the visitor centre.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Because of bad weather, I was never able to get a good look...but it looks more impressive from a distance rather than in Sakurajima...took the Island View Bus but none of the three viewpoints offers much...not worth going out of the way for...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's easy to get to Sakurajima. Take the City View bus to Kagoshima Aquarium. The ferry pier is just there. The ride takes only 15 minutes. Most tourists will just take the Sakurajima City View bus. It was what I planned to do, finishing the whole trip in one hour. While waiting for the bus, I saw a car rental... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once arrived at the island by ferry, if there is a visitor center close by, and it has a lot of information informing visitors about the formation of the island and sightseeing around the island. We drove to the closest observation deck, and was in awe by the magnitude to where the lava once covered by the few explosions during... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a very small island. Nice to drive around. If you have already seen lots of other volcanoes then this is not going to be very impressive. Not more than 4 hours even if done very leisurely. Not many eating option.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sakurajima is the symbol of Kagoshima and is only 15 minutes ferry ride from Kagoshima port. It is extremely convenience to take the ferry as it offers trip every quarter of the hour (day time). One of the suggested way to tour the Sakurajima Island and be close to the volcanoe is to ride the Tour bus that offers 9... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

A pleasant enough car ferry trip across - ferry departs every 15 mins. Top deck gave open air view of the volcano and also dolphins in Kinko Bay. On arrival found the tourist bus just around the corner from the escalator for those with a Cute Pass (free travel). Got off at the Visitor Centre which doesn't have a great... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Went on a JR tour to the Sakurajima Yama. I have gone twice now in my travels to japan and the first it was pouring rain, so it was hard to see much. But recently we on a sunny hot day in October. The view was amazing! The tour is quick so get your shots in before they rush you... More 

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