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Kagoshima 890-0000, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 99-216-1327
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definitely worth visiting

Absolute must if you're visiting Kagoshima. The ferry over was quick and easy. We drove a little... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Toronto, Canada
More spectacular from afar

We hired a car to drive around the volcanic island and stppped at a few of the viewpoints. To tell... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
Hong Kong, China
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“active volcano” (46 reviews)
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“ferry terminal” (22 reviews)
Kagoshima 890-0000, Kagoshima Prefecture
+81 99-216-1327
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Absolute must if you're visiting Kagoshima. The ferry over was quick and easy. We drove a little to one of the observatories. View was breathtaking plus there was a visitor centre to teach you everything about how the volcanic mountain was formed. Quite educational for...More

Thank baritonekeith
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We hired a car to drive around the volcanic island and stppped at a few of the viewpoints. To tell the truth, the sensation is not as spectacular as looking at it from across the water in Kagoshima. Also, there is not much to do...More

Thank MakHongKong
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

The volcano was in a small activity but the tour of the almost island worth it . At the summer time it is extremely hot , the view is breathtaking.

Thank PhilippeL8
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We drive to the site. Quite a long queue for ferry. May the day we visit is Saturday. The scenary is natural and wonderful. There are not many things to do there. Just give a visit for 1 or 2 hours. Restaurants are not plentiful....More

Thank William L
Reviewed 20 August 2017

While in Kagoshima, go to Sakurajima, just a short trip by ferry. Go directly to tour bus around the island to visit several point of interest with nice view. Make sure to get a tour pass that includes ferry and buses in a hop on...More

1  Thank Rubpy
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Pick up a 3-day pass to access city buses and the ferry across to Sakurajima. The ferry runs every 15 minutes and take just 10 minutes to cross. Take the bus tour up to the volcano viewing platform.

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 21 July 2017

We took a ferry (with the rental car on it) from the Kagoshima ferry port to Sakurajima. The weather was cloudy with occasional rain but we were excited as this volcano island is so famous and it once caused air traffic trouble several years ago,...More

1  Thank EddieLeungHK
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

A peninsula named Cherry Blossom Island? Found out it actually used to be an island and only recently became attached to the mainland ( which ironically is an island, too). The visitor's center is informative if you can read Japanese but even if you can't,...More

Thank Redpines
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Lots to see if the weather is clear. The visitors centre is very informative. Caught the view bus up to the observatories. Watch out for the departure time. We had to wait an hour for the next bus, because I was not paying attention.

Thank Lally S
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We drove onto the ferry which was very easy and drove off at Sukurajima where you pay. We drove up to the observatory, great views.

Thank hinau
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22 September 2015|
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Response from ETflyer | Reviewed this property |
We drove and rode Sakurajima ferry in 2015. Sakurajima ferry has no ticket. When you ride Sakurajima ferry by car, enter the manned fare gate and pay by cash. On arriving at the city port, just leave the ferry. From the city... More
9 February 2015|
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Response from ulfj | Reviewed this property |
We took a bus from the quay that goes around the Island. I never saw any bicycle rentals on the Island, but we were not looking for them. I am sorry to be of so Little help. Ulf