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An excellent day trip

We took the tram, then the ferry, then the bus and we went up to the buried shrine gate. We loved... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
David F
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Bentleigh, Australia
Beautiful observatory

Sakurajima is an active volcano that actually erupted during our visit. The eruption was, as it... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
Henry F
,
River Forest, Illoinois
via mobile
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Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We took the tram, then the ferry, then the bus and we went up to the buried shrine gate. We loved traveling around the city. A really great day out.

1  Thank David F
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Sakurajima is an active volcano that actually erupted during our visit. The eruption was, as it usually is, mild but an impressive sight. Beyond that rate experience, the park around the observatory is very beautiful with many great angles for viewing the impressive mountain. And...More

3  Thank Henry F
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Everything is so easy to travel in Kagoshima. When I arrived at Kagoshima I went to the information desk and got all the information about Sakurajima that I need and got the maps for both Sakurajima and Kagoshima. If you are planning to take the...More

3  Thank Ha P
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

We traveled from Hakata for the day without any reservations, however, everything was so easy to find. At the information booth, we purchased the ticket that included the bus from the station to the port, barge from the port to Sakurajima and the 1 hour...More

2  Thank Chepe L
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

The volcano was erupting a bit while were there so it was very interesting to see. It is possible to take a ferry and climb up near the top.

1  Thank Bomani
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

That day the weather was fine, we took a bus tour (included in your 1/ 2 day local transportation pass), the bus stopped at every main point for 10 to 20 mins, you have enough time to take a picture, but if you would like...More

2  Thank QuakM
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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

JR (Japan Rail) have an excellent info service (speak great English) at the Central (chuo) station and they gave us good specific direction to buy a tour ticket at a specific number bus stop and time ticket selling starts. Bus drives you to the ferry...More

5  Thank pharaohgnomes
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

You can reach Sakurajima by ferry from Kagoshima. It’s easy to find the ferry and on the Island take the bus for a tour. It takes an hour and stops two times, 5 minutes and 15 minutes to see the vulcano from a distance. It...More

1  Thank Eric161200
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

I wanted to see one of the several activ japanese vulcanoes. Due to a lack of mobility as a JR pass user, Sakurajima was my first choice. I took the ferry from southern part of ferry harbour, ticket fare us 160 ¥. Unfortunatelly you can'...More

2  Thank Susanne G
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Very peaceful island, lava trail from visitor centre well worth a walk for unspoilt views. Visitor centre is short 5-10 minute walk along footpath to right of ferry and worth a visit. Hot springs for feet located in park behind, as is start of lava...More

2  Thank johnsK9831BS
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Larryho168
22 September 2015|
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Response from kusunowakaba | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can. The ferry is operated 24 hours a day.
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mocannon
8 February 2015|
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Response from ulfj | Reviewed this property |
We took a bus from the quay that goes around the Island. I never saw any bicycle rentals on the Island, but we were not looking for them. I am sorry to be of so Little help. Ulf
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