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Sakurajima, Kagoshima

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Volcano Nature / Park
Observe a mountainous island billowing smoke and volcanic ash at 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 Sakurajima to your Kagoshima travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kagoshima trip itinerary planner.
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  • A must visit by a short Ferry Boat ride from Kagoshima ferry port. Take a City bus from JR station to Ferry. Obtain a all day bus pass and catch the bus right outside JR station. Check with Tourist in...  more »
  • We went here by ferry (160 yen) on a rainy day. Unfortunately we could not see the top of the volcano as it was covered in clouds. The boat ride is nice since it gives you a nice view on sakurajima an...  more »
  • So wonderful to see this with my own eyes. Only thing better would be I minor eruption. I took a tour close to the mountain and it was well worth it. If you get a chance come down and check this out.  more »