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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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  • 櫻島火山為一座活火山,不時噴出火山灰和火山氣體,建議從不同展望台欣賞其不同山嶽,遊人可考慮乘坐櫻島view巴士前往。 
  • The place, in addition to beautiful gives a feeling that at any moment can erupt. The soil and rocks of black volcanic soil shows how active the volcano. On the way, be sure to stop by the Ashi-yu. To warm up the walk and rest a little. Sakurajima is an unforgettable beauty. Obligatory stop in Kagoshima.
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  • In majestic views from the Kagoshima City, is worth a look. During the eruption plume rise does not erupt too much recently, but is overwhelming!
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