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Beautiful place

Everyone should visit Sakurajima when they are at Kagoshima prefecture. Beautiful island to explore... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Singapore, null, Singapore
A tour of one of Japan's most active volcano

Joined the 1/2 day afternoon tour. When we arrived at the Arimura Lava Observatory(the last stop... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Singapore, Singapore
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A 15-minute ferry ride takes you to this smoking volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in Japan.
Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Everyone should visit Sakurajima when they are at Kagoshima prefecture. Beautiful island to explore around. Yummy Mika soft serve at the rest stop.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Joined the 1/2 day afternoon tour. When we arrived at the Arimura Lava Observatory(the last stop for the tour), the tour guide offered an umbrella to each passenger. The weather was cool with no possibility of rain. Anyway, we used the umbrella. We heard soft...More

Thank Mytravelbooklet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A truly fascinating volcanic island in the bay of Kagoshima. Although originally an island volcanic eruptions eventually made it a peninsula. After disembarking the ferry you can of course go into different directions but the most sensible thing for tourists is to turn right towards...More

1  Thank olafoomes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An easy 15 minute ferry ride (320 yen return per person) and you arrive on the volcano island. There is a 20 minute or 2 hour walk to lookout points or a 10 minute walk to either a small shrine or visitors centre. You can...More

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We bought the day cute pass and caught a tram down to the ferry in time to make sure we there by 815am. Basically looking at other reviews you want to get there early on the 9am bus before all the tourists turn up. As...More

1  Thank dezaroonie
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Our ship Quantum of the Seas canceled our shore excursion so we decided to go to the volcano on our own. It’s a bit of a process to get from the cruise terminal to the ferry terminal - you have to walk 25 minutes to...More

Thank ChrisGrayFaust
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

An amazing place .. a must visit site .. the mere size and the fact that it is still active is just awesome .. the ferry ride was quite good .. they can increase the frequency of the island view bus .. it was a...More

2  Thank 564srirams
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Apparently the most active volcano in Japan that erupts several times a day! You can see the twin peaks spewing smoke constantly from multiple points on the island. We also did the lava walk and visited the public footpaths. Pleasant drive in and out but...More

1  Thank mobetrotter
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Accessing closely is not allowed. But, this is the symbol of Kagoshima and it's good to see. When I visited Kagoshima, I have very few days to see it clearly because it's mostly cloudy and rainy. It erupts almost everyday. Watching it during eruption is...More

1  Thank JH L
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Visited the Island and took the local bus tour and stopped off for an hour at a couple of the potteries. Great designs with unusual pottery made from clay combined with ash. Not cheap stuff and ranging between 2000¥ - 60000¥ ! The public bus...More

1  Thank PeterCosby_Leicester
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19 June 2018|
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Response from cpcog |
Thanks. I went there today. Very safe
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