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Shiroyama Observatory

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22-13 Shiroyamacho, Kagoshima 890-0000, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great free city park and the views of the Volcano and city views are amazing. Got to see the Volcano erupting too which was a bonus. Beautiful gardens and not expensive to get to and from in a quick taxi from the downtown area.

Thank ozpix
Reviewed 30 June 2018

When we were there, everywhere were Chinese people. They were a big group of tour. I hate them speaking loudly everywhere and won't consider the other people at all. I didn't even have the mood to take any photos from the observatory. Walking up from...More

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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Great views of the city and vulcano if the weather is good. We did a small hike to this spot, many others got there by car.

Thank zheddsc
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Located on a hill created by an eruption in 1946, this center offers a trail to explore the lava fields and an excellent vantage point to observe the power of the Mount Sakurjima volcano. There is no charge for this attraction.

Thank Eddiemack
Reviewed 20 April 2018

This is an observatory to look down Kagoshima City and Sakurajima. Since this is on top of a little mountain and there are many good viewpoints of Sakurajima, you may skip this when you don't have much time to spend. - There were very few...More

Thank JH L
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

This place offers great view of Kagoshima and Sakurajima. It took us approximately 20mins to walk up from Central Park and part of the track is under construction. Recommend to catch the view during evening where the setting sun cast its ray onto Sakurajima.

Thank Sunnytan30
Reviewed 5 February 2018

It is nice place to get a mountain view of the city. There is also a very nice path you can walk around. A nice place to enjoy nature, fresh air and get a good city perspective with a view of the active volcano as...More

Thank foodie2828
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We went to the observatory atop Shiroyama (meaning castle hill) early in the morning as it was in close proximity of the hotel we stayed. There is a free car park with about ten parking spaces. From there it is a five minutes’ walk to...More

Thank tomizuta1953
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Lovely view over the northern part of kagoshima city and to sakurajima. Make sure to bring water with you if going any time other than winter, its quite a hike, and very sweaty!

Thank ljoekelsoey4
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit definitely. Very fresh air and great view of the city. Pity I was timing the buses otherwise I think it's worth a long stroll just to relax the mind and breathe in the fresh air

Thank kevinho1979
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