Mt. Shiroyama, Kagoshima

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Hike to the summit of Mt. Shiroyama to reach a picturesque observation area, which affords spectacular views over the city and bay, stretching to the imposing Mt. Sakurajima beyond. Most visitors can manage the fairly modest 107 m (351 ft) ascent to the viewpoint, but be sure to wear comfortable footwear and bring along some water nonetheless. Consider bringing a picnic to enjoy at the observation platform at the top. Use our Kagoshima day trip planner to add Mt. Shiroyama and other attractions to your Kagoshima vacation plans.
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  • September 11, 2017
    This is the great a lot of big trees parking lot to come up through the rose gift shop before going up the road and forest. Cherry island views from the observation deck, spectacular views.
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  • September 6, 2017
    Kagoshima City seen view of. And soars ahead of posterous! Smoke can be seen if a small eruption.
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  • August 27, 2017
    We went by bus (Kagoshima City night courses). Available in 60 min 190 yen, day ticket on the guide told me about the Pike. View from a height of 100 m above sea level, every single light in full view, proximity was fresh. Want to come during the day.
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