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Shiroyama Observatory

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Address: 22-13 Shiroyamacho, Kagoshima 890-0000, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Great view of the city and the Volcano. Take the time to get through the whole park. There are also some wild cats begging for your attention and food.

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Ravensburg, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great view of the city and the Volcano. Take the time to get through the whole park. There are also some wild cats begging for your attention and food.

Thank 151easy
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

the city view is bad there. the public transportation only provide from 10am to 7pm. Hard to get in there unless u drive car or go by taxi.

Thank 鈴木健一
Whistler, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great place along the way to view the volcano. Many operators stop here and you can pay for a trip with a fancy bus and get a little more time to wander maybe or pay less and get the local bus for a 1/3 the price. Many spots to view the volcano.

Thank Preston S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

To enter the Shiroyama Observatory is free, although you will most likely have to pay for some fort of transport to get yourself up there. My family purchased an all day transport ticket to hop onto the view city bus to take us up to the Shiroyama Observatory. Note that this bus runs every twenty- thirty minutes in loops to... More 

Thank Joyce T
Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Good climb for a nice view of the city and the volcano. Nothing mind blowing but it's a nice start of the visit of the city.

Thank SnowyBadger
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Great views from the top. But the best bit was walking diwn to the town. Serenely quite. You end up by the statue to saigo and it is a short walk into town and a nice bar (or two)

Thank Baxxx
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Nice stop over on the city view bus, you get wonderful views of the city and Saukarajima! The shiroyama brewery is just by the hotel nearby, bear heads can get a pint or two there at the bar/cafe.

1 Thank alanf2016
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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.

Thank Hiro H
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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.

Thank Kimitaka S
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

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

Thank Daniel_lawgg

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