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Sakurajima Island View

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Address: Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture

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We went on a Wednesday morning in November and really enjoyed the ride, the view, and the three short stops. Personnel at starting point went out of their way to insure visitors... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Capo_in_B
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earth, sol
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earth, sol
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Wednesday morning in November and really enjoyed the ride, the view, and the three short stops. Personnel at starting point went out of their way to insure visitors got on correct bus. Driver was well organized and posted departure time during the stops. The bus with 12 passengers was over half full. On a weekend or... More 

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Kawasaki, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can get off at any stop and ride again to catch the next if you have time. If you do not have time, just keep on riding it for one hour to enjoy just short stop(5 -10 minutes depending on the place).

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Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From besides the ferry, you can also take a bus to tour the island. You have the choice of 1h (500 yen) or 2h tour. The 1 hour is not a real hop-on hop-off bus however, but a city bus, with only 3 spots where you go out of the bus for stops from 5 to 15 minutes. We have... More 

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Northern Vriginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The bus was overcrowded. It was hard to see from the seats. Some tourists had to stand. We were afraid of losing our seats so did not get off at all viewpoints.

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Thank Juliez46
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This bus provided a convenient way for tourists to travel around all the famous points in Sakurajima. The driver was nice and helpful. Really worthy to take this.

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Thank Den L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

It takes almost 50min but the route is not very large. It's good to see the most important spots but if you like a bigger route you have to take another bus.

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Nantes, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Very convenient and efficiently organised. It gives one a good taste of the island. However, you will want to do a little more and explore further if you really like Sakurajima. Allow some time for it.

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Bedfordshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

This was what I needed. Weather was awful, but whilst on the bus it cleared a bit. The only complaint would be that the seats were so low down that you couldn't really see out of the bus!

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Thank ShazF7
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

This is a minibus style tour of the main sites on sakurajima There.are ample opportunities to take photos of the volcano and beautiful bay looking towards Kagoshima.

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Thank lynny2016
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

There are two options on Sakurajima - the full bus tour circumnavigating the island, or the Island View tour. I suggest the Island View, unless you have lots of time and interest in volcanoes. The Island View tour takes an hour. It stops at each sight long enough to enjoy the views. You get a glimpse of the lava fields,... More 

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