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Sakura Jima Ferry

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Address: Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
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+81 99-293-2525
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Offers best view of Sakurajima

The best views of the volcano are actually from this ferry rather than on Sakurajima itself...inexpensive short 15 minute ride...

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
thelonious22
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Seongnam
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Kagoshima, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You can make a round-trip without waiting time during the day during 15 minutes crossing one way. If you do not take this ferry by traveling to Kagoshima City, you may be idle.

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Seongnam
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best views of the volcano are actually from this ferry rather than on Sakurajima itself...inexpensive short 15 minute ride...

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Thank thelonious22
Hong Kong, China
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72 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were here on a self driving holiday, so we took the ferry with the rented vehicle. We were very lucky m that the day we traveled was sunny, so we had a great view from the port all the way to Sakurajima. The ferry ride was about 15 minutes only. Pro tip: you can get all off your vehicle... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Next to the Aquarium and nearby Dolphin port, the point of entry for the ferry to Sakurajima. The Kagoshima Cute pass can be used for this and the Sakurajima bus once you get there (as well as the trams and most buses in the city).

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Thank Alan F
Melbourne, Australia
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181 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

The ferry is very reasonably priced at JPY150 and is in operation 24 hours a day crossing approximately every 30 minutes. Some of the ferries are newer and have children's play rooms and modern amenities but they are still a great mode of transport. There is a snack bar on board and comfortable chairs for viewing the scenery.

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Thank Panda055
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Rode with while on a tour to Sakurajima Yama. There is a restaurant on deck, seating areas, outdoor seating. Quick 15 mins one way.

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Thank Chris S
Kawasaki, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

They are running 24 hours though the frequency changes. If you stay near the port, Seeing the night view might be fun. if you have one day city bus tour ticket ( that of Kagoshima city(US$6) and of Iwasaki Corp (US$5) are available) you can buy one way ferry ticket at US$1.30 instead of US$1.70

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Thank Keizo
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

You can take the normal ferry (160 yen single way), or there is also an extended ferry that do like a mini-cruise to view the island from the sea. This extended ferry cost 500 yen and is really worth it. There is one such extended mini-cruise at 11:05 (I don't know if there are other during the day - maybe... More 

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Thank MonkeysandWine
Nerang, Australia
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

if you have a spare couple of hours, it is the perfect break to take the ferry across to Mt Sakurajima. The ferry service is every 15 minutes and inexpensive.

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Thank Alnat
Cham, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Travel time is about 15 to 20 minutes till reaching Sakurajima. You have a nice view on Kagoshima and Sakurajima when on the sea. Price for car is also not that high.

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