Sakurajima, Kagoshima

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Sakurajima and other Kagoshima attractions using our handy Kagoshima trip planner .
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  • I saw smoke near the first time. Lucky day glow splattering red crater, waiting until the night before I did. Is only the Sakura-jima volcano volcano will be Japan, to live to see the what? And so I was impressed. Hot springs and understood the feelings of those who have a lot of specialty products, attracted here, they lived. Sakurajima visitor center with so many information can be gathered, can you tell me how to play the Sakura-jima. Ash art visitor center is not to be missed!
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  • To go, the weather is not good, smoke fog 瀰 diffuse, not to see clearly the volcano, but also went to the soup of the horizon, should be in this is the nearest crater range.
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  • Many visitors to the Deer Islands will choose to Cherry Island to see the volcano, so that can not see the volcano spray or crater, it is necessary to look at the weather, the last time when there was a wind, not to see clearly the mountain top and crater. It was a little bit of a shame, but it was better to see it clearly when the plane left.
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High-rise hotels in Kagoshima offer views of the volcano across the bay, with sights of the quietly erupting giant high on the list of most visiting guests. The city center offers a variety of accommodations, scattered from the main train station down to the waterfront. Some side-street guesthouses provide budget-friendly rooms in this district, while boutique hotels offer their take on traditional Japanese hospitality, with themed rooms and local cuisine gracing their menus.
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