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Kagoshima 890-0000, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 99-216-1327
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Make sure you visit the visitor centre

It’s a great half day excursion to visit the active volcano. Over 70 minor eruptions this year... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Paul C
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Nice island with activ volcano and beautiful views

Sakurajima is easily accessible by ferry which operates every 15 minutes for 24/7. The best way to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Kagoshima 890-0000, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 99-216-1327
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It’s a great half day excursion to visit the active volcano. Over 70 minor eruptions this year alone. When you get off the ferry turn right and keep walking for 10-15 minutes to the proper visitor centre. Ask for the free 10 minute video (English...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Sakurajima is easily accessible by ferry which operates every 15 minutes for 24/7. The best way to go to the island is to take the tram from the city. One can already see the volcano from the ferry. The tourist information center is about 9...More

Thank galtraveller22011
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolute must if you're visiting Kagoshima. The ferry over was quick and easy. We drove a little to one of the observatories. View was breathtaking plus there was a visitor centre to teach you everything about how the volcanic mountain was formed. Quite educational for...More

Thank baritonekeith
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We hired a car to drive around the volcanic island and stppped at a few of the viewpoints. To tell the truth, the sensation is not as spectacular as looking at it from across the water in Kagoshima. Also, there is not much to do...More

Thank MakHongKong
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

The volcano was in a small activity but the tour of the almost island worth it . At the summer time it is extremely hot , the view is breathtaking.

Thank PhilippeL8
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We drive to the site. Quite a long queue for ferry. May the day we visit is Saturday. The scenary is natural and wonderful. There are not many things to do there. Just give a visit for 1 or 2 hours. Restaurants are not plentiful....More

Thank William L
Reviewed 20 August 2017

While in Kagoshima, go to Sakurajima, just a short trip by ferry. Go directly to tour bus around the island to visit several point of interest with nice view. Make sure to get a tour pass that includes ferry and buses in a hop on...More

1  Thank Rubpy
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Pick up a 3-day pass to access city buses and the ferry across to Sakurajima. The ferry runs every 15 minutes and take just 10 minutes to cross. Take the bus tour up to the volcano viewing platform.

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We took a ferry (with the rental car on it) from the Kagoshima ferry port to Sakurajima. The weather was cloudy with occasional rain but we were excited as this volcano island is so famous and it once caused air traffic trouble several years ago,...More

1  Thank EddieLeungHK
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

A peninsula named Cherry Blossom Island? Found out it actually used to be an island and only recently became attached to the mainland ( which ironically is an island, too). The visitor's center is informative if you can read Japanese but even if you can't,...More

Thank Redpines
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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.
9 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