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Mt. Sakurajima

Sakurajima, Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Excellent Tourist spot

A must visit by a short Ferry Boat ride from Kagoshima ferry port. Take a City bus from JR station... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Roseville, California
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... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Anouk v
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A 15-minute ferry ride takes you to this smoking volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in Japan.
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  • Poor1%
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must visit by a short Ferry Boat ride from Kagoshima ferry port. Take a City bus from JR station to Ferry. Obtain a all day bus pass and catch the bus right outside JR station. Check with Tourist information at JR station for details

1  Thank TheOjiisan
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...More

1  Thank Anouk v
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
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
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...More

1  Thank Alnat
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...More

1  Thank Korinirin
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...More

Thank Em M
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...More

1  Thank xwzy
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...More

1  Thank spaniel12
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.

1  Thank ShazF7
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I have a stop here on a cruise from noon until 11pm How long/time would it take to get to the ferry for a trip to the mountain? Is the ferry far from the ship port and what transportation is available to get from the ship to the ferry?
15 July 2016|
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Response from ShazF7 | Reviewed this property |
Quick and easy. A taxi will make things quicker. I then took a bus which you can stay on...or get on and off...I was lucky to see an eruption of smoke when I stopped off. It can be as quick as you make it. Check bus... More