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Mt. Sakurajima

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Address: Sakurajima, Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
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A 15-minute ferry ride takes you to this smoking volcano, one of the most...

A 15-minute ferry ride takes you to this smoking volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in Japan.

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Beautiful even on a rainy day.

We went here by ferry (160 yen) on a rainy day. Unfortunately we could not see the top of the volcano as it was covered in clouds. The boat ride is nice since it gives you a nice... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We went here by ferry (160 yen) on a rainy day. Unfortunately we could not see the top of the volcano as it was covered in clouds. The boat ride is nice since it gives you a nice view on sakurajima and Kagoshima city. I would recommend going there since the ferry is so cheap and visit the onsen on... More 

Thank Anouk v
Whistler, Canada
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

So wonderful to see this with my own eyes. Only thing better would be I minor eruption. I took a tour close to the mountain and it was well worth it. If you get a chance come down and check this out.

Thank Preston S
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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Awful bus journey. Packed bus - and thiswas the quiet season. Great views though. The volcno was quiet today.

Thank Baxxx
Nerang, Australia
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

A perfect way to spend a couple of hours is to catch the ferry to this unusual location and then take the local sightseeing bus to get access to the lava flows and the base of the 2 volcanoes. The short ferry trip is quite relaxing and cheap. A recommended short tour

Thank Alnat
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

One of my good friends used to live in Kagoshima, and he was always raving about how awesome Sakurajima was, so I was excited to see it in person. It was really neat to have it on the skyline while I was there, and we were lucky enough to not encounter too much ash from the volcano while we were... More 

1 Thank Korinirin
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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

If you're lucky you'll catch a glance of the beautiful volcano flying into Kagoshima or perhaps capture its stunning view during a drive on a clear day. I visited Kagoshima during raining season. There were only 3 or days it was clear. I captured this pretty picture of Mt. Sakurajima in Kagoshima Bay on a drive to Kajiki.

Thank Em M
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

It was my first time taking my bus onto the ferry that could take me to the volcano island. That was a great experience in itself. The view of the volcano while standing on the top deck on the ferry was amazing, but it couldn't compare to the view of the blue blue sea while standing on the volcano itself.

Thank xwzy
Svalbard, Norway
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

Mt Sakurajima stands gracefully in the sea when watched from the ferry/pier, She is extremely beautiful when the sunsets and sunrises. She is powerful and mysterious like Monalisa. Taking a bus around the island to the crater is convenient. I recommend to take lava trail along the shore on one side and Mt Sakurajima is seen from everywhere on the... More 

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Reviewed 21 February 2016

I was hoping for clouds of ash to appear...and they did, several times during my stay. Once whilst I was close actually on Sakurajima, and then several times when I was viewing it from afar. It was impressive.

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Reviewed 10 February 2016

nice experience to go by ferry from Kagoshima to the island, wold have loved to get a little bit closer to the crater but that didn't seem to be possible

Thank Alexandra K

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