Sakurajima, Kagoshima

4.3
#1 of 390 in Nature in Kyushu
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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  • When I rode to the osumi peninsula across Kagoshima City in most views and majestic figure anywhere, but on this trip, landing at Kagoshima airport or kamoike tarumizu ferry, was also a cottage of the Shimazu family from sengan-en gardens, 3 times You could look at. See that waving a plume is not seen from the north side, West side, South side, and mix or resilience is felt more anxiety.
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  • Take an entire day for the island. Best to do it by walking a lot. The tourist bus tour is very fast and crowded. Or take a bicycle or a rented car if you can. Avoid the tourist bus.  more »
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  • Most epic place i have ever been in my life. The bus wasnt to bad but their were a lot of people
  • The mountain itself is awesome. The bus tour sucks. Overcrowded busses and they give you like 4 minutes to dash out and take pictures of each attraction. A hop-on hop-off type of bus would be better, where I could spend as much time as I wanted at each stop and get on the next bus. But they don't do it this way.
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