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Mt. Sakurajima, Kagoshima

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Observe a mountainous island billowing smoke and volcanic ash at Mt. Sakurajima, one of the world’s most active volcanos, floating in the sea 4 km (2.5 mi) from South Kyushu’s hub city, Kagoshima. You can take a bus around the island to the crater or hike on the lava trail along the shore. After a long walk, you can take a foot bath by the sea, admiring the volcanic island, which measures 50 km (31 mi) round and 1,117 m tall (3,665 ft). Halfway to the top, an observatory will give you a view of the summit, where you can feel the power of an active volcano. Add Mt. Sakurajima to your Kagoshima travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kagoshima trip itinerary planner.
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  • 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 an...  more »
  • Not often unbeding that they have an opportunity to visit an active volcano. Here, it takes only a ferry ride.
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  • Had you seen on TV or in magazines, but to really come here and was amazed at the grandeur of the volcano. Off the ferry and will soon funn石 and solidified lava stone is amazing. I think I liked the easy-to-explore the island around the bus and.
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