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Sakurajima, Kagoshima

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Encounter one of Japan's most active volcanoes, Sakurajima, via hiking trails, footpaths, and more. This site, which has become synonymous with Kagoshima, is always smoking with minor eruptions happening throughout the day. You can view the natural attraction, standing at 1,117 m (3,665 ft) tall, from far away, or explore tourist activities at its base. The easiest way to reach the volcano is by taking the ferry that travels from Kagoshima Port to Sakrajima Ferry Terminal. Here you will find an information center and opportunities for exploring on foot. If you wish to discover more of the area by car, rent one on the mainland and bring it on the ferry. Arrange to visit Sakurajima and other attractions in Kagoshima using our Kagoshima itinerary planner.
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  • The bus ride was disappointing, claustrophobic , short stops. Much better to stroll aong the seashore path. Nowhere to hve beer and watch the water. 
  • Convenient shuttle bus to travel halfway across the island, and visit the various Office! Have fun! Have the spare time, even hot ♨.
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  • I took the bus up to the Yunohiro Observatory and walked down to the ferry terminal. It's a hike but a great day trip.