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Sakura Jima Ferry

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Address: Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture
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+81 99-293-2525

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Fast trip to Sakurajima island

One trip that people recommended for me in Kagoshima was the Sakurajima island and to go there we had to take a ferry boat. The trip was fast and took about 15 minutes. We could... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Alexandre K
Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One trip that people recommended for me in Kagoshima was the Sakurajima island and to go there we had to take a ferry boat. The trip was fast and took about 15 minutes. We could take some nice pictures of Sakurajima from there.

Thank Alexandre K
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ferry between Sakurajima and the mainland runs several times each hour and the relatively small ferries carry passengers and vehicles to and from the volcano in about 20 minutes. Views from the ferry of both the mainland and the volcano are spectacular on a nice day. Ferries have elevators up to the passenger deck for the mobility challenged. Fun... More 

Thank foulaman
Windsor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is right next to the Aquarium and only takes 10 minutes. You pay as you get off at the Sakurajima side and it's worth having the change ready. Less than 200 yen. You can sit inside or enjoy the view from outside and there are loos, bins and a place to buy drinks and snacks. Service is frequent, we... More 

Thank Lianne H
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ferry size is incredible and it is quite clean. i do like the space there and the ferry speed is fast

Thank 鈴木健一
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The ferry runs every 10 minutes and it takes 15 minutes to cross over to the 'island '. If you buy a one or two-day sightseeing pass from the station it includes the ferry, sightseeing bus on the island, city sightseeing bus and trams. Very good value.

Thank Gary B
Whistler, Canada
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

So it was 160¥ to cross from Kagoshima to Sakurajima. What a great deal. Nice warm weather helps. I took a local bus for a tour was only 500¥ and it was good if your time is limited. Lots of stop off points. Very beautiful place to take the ferry. The ferry has everything you need. It's very Clean and... More 

Thank Preston S
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

We had a perfect spring day for our ferry ride to Sakurajima. We came by train to Kagoshima-Chuo and form her we caught a local train to Kagoshima Station which is very old and in need of a renovation. From here it was a short walk to the ferry terminal. Ferries go every 15 minutes or so and as someone... More 

Thank Judy W
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Taking this ferry is the only way to reach Sakurajima. We have fantastic coast view when leaving Kagoshima and mountain view when reaching Sakurajima. The view of Sakurajima is best from this ferry rather than the island itself. This It's cheap and delightful way to travel. It's a must when visit Kagoshima.

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Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

A delight to sit and watch the volcano get closer. Good coffee on board - no beer. V relaxing. When you arrive there is a delightful walk aong the shore.

Thank Baxxx
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

Fares are about 160 Yen per trip (if heading to Sakurajima, just get on as you pay on arrival at Sakurajima Terminal). Have Japanese currency (preferably exact change in coins) on hand as there are no exchange facilities on the island. Trips are scheduled (coming and going) every 15 minutes.

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