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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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  • Awful bus journey. Packed bus - and thiswas the quiet season. Great views though. The volcno was quiet today. 
  • 櫻島本身是活火山,於櫻島碼頭可以即場搭大環島或小環島巴士感受火山的氣色,因為就算到了展望台,其實離火山也有一大距離,只可遠觀。沒有冒煙的日子,應該不太能夠意會得到她是終年活躍的活火山。 
  • Shiroyama Observatory from shiroyama kanko Hotel good enough best weather is the view from the open-air bath room is good ❕
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