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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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  • I think depending on the location and Minami-Dake Mt. view much different impression, so car or bus just because I may use.
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  • Will be overwhelmed by its power and was crossing the Sakurajima from Kagoshima City is elegant and beautiful but the Sakura-jima. Also smoke occasionally rise will double its power.
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  • 一提起鹿兒島, 大家總會想到櫻島火山, 可見它真是鹿兒島的象徵, 這個活火山, 帶著神秘的感覺, 看到南岳不時噴出白煙, 像可以感受它在呼吸一樣, 好奇妙的大自然力量  more »