Sakurajima, Kagoshima

4.3
#1 of 393 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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  • For 500 yen, we recommend a free-traveling bus to get on and off the main part of the island. You can see the highlights of Sakurajima in a compact way in about 40 minutes while listening to the guidance. We recommend the magma hot spring attached to the national lodgings, which is a few minutes' walk from the ferry terminal. I put it in a brown iron smell hot spring for 390 yen.
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  • It is 15 minutes from the ferry terminal in Kagoshima. The access is good, but it seems to be too few legs after arriving, i think it is negative. Maybe it's better to go to the ferry by car.
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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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