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Kagoshima 890-0000, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 99-216-1327
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Live Volcano on Beautiful island

We went here on a shore excursion for a cruise. You have to take a ferry boat to get to the island... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2017
Marlton, New Jersey
via mobile

Had a blast on Sakurajima! Definitely go get a rental car as it is very easy to drive to all the... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2017
Adrian L
Frankfurt, Germany
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Kagoshima 890-0000, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 99-216-1327
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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We went here on a shore excursion for a cruise. You have to take a ferry boat to get to the island and then a bus. There are nice trails and a small visitor center as well as some vendors selling huge vegetables and souvenirs....More

Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Had a blast on Sakurajima! Definitely go get a rental car as it is very easy to drive to all the photo spots on Sakurajima volcano then. The ferry ride will only take 15min and is ¥1.860 for 2 persons incl. 4-5m car one way....More

Thank Adrian L
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Sakura-jima is a volcano/island about 15 minutes by ferry from Kagoshima port. I thought it was a great place to wander around (and up if you have the strength and stamina...and time). It was really windy the day I visited and it was quite late...More

1  Thank Emma C
Reviewed 26 May 2017

It is still an active volcano and is less than half an hour's ferry ride from Kagoshima City. If you do not have a car, they have scheduled buses, either half day or whole day tour. It is a great day trip from the City.

Thank Warren W
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

My son and I had about 3 hours wandering around on foot. Unfortunately we were too late to catch the tour bus around the island. It is very peaceful here and we spent about an hour with our feet in the foot onsen, it was...More

Thank Maursy48
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Better than the Fuji if you are into volcanos. This one erupts regularly, it sits in front of a city and is easily accessible

Thank Egnazia
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The island is easily accessible through a ferry. You can ever take your car with you. The island is an active volcano and one can easily see smokes coming out of the 'mountain'. Right outside the ferry is a bus station where one can take...More

2  Thank HK_Jim
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We sailed into beautiful Kagoshima Bay on a cruise ship and there was this beautiful volcano, topped with cloud. Lower down we first thought there was some low cloud but it was moving upwards so we realised it was smoke escaping from the volcano. It...More

4  Thank Deena63
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Sakurajima is an active volcano. It's actually very close to Kagoshima city, take the ferry from the Kagoshima ferry terminal n u will be on the Sakurajima in 15min. U can also ride the ferry with your car so that u can drive in the...More

Thank Wendy T
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Beautiful views and relaxing walking paths along the water line right out of where you get off the Ferry Boat. After your walk and prior to returning to the Ferry, relax and soak you feet in the warm Onsen foot bath in a nice park.

Thank TheOjiisan
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22 September 2015|
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Response from surlykrampus | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can. Price list of the car ferry is here. If you drive an ordinary car, you are suppose to pay less than 2000yen for a car.
8 February 2015|
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Response from 123Willo | Reviewed this property |
All of the above are true. The little ferry terminal has some hire facilities. Unless you are a really good cyclist you probably will find the climb up to the observation centre extremely taxing. The bus tour is a good... More