Mt. Sakurajima

Mt. Sakurajima

Mt. Sakurajima lying only 4km away from Kagoshima City (about 15 min by ferry) is the symbol of Kagoshima. It is about 52km in circumference and its highest peak is 1,117m. Sakurajima volcanic activity began about 13,000 years ago and since then it has continually erupted. Mt. Sakurajima was once are island. However, the larget eruption in 1914, had a lava flow out of about 3 billion tons; joining Sakurajima and Osumi Peninsula by filling a 500m wide channel. Sakurajima is favored with special natural products as long as the volcano exists; for example hot-springs, and peculiar agricultural products. About 7000 people live at the foot of the volcano. Every Summer, Sakurajima ferry company holds night cruises on the bay.

Access

Take a ferry from Sakurajima ferry terminal next to Kagoshima Aquarium. Ferry runs everyday 24 hours. Every 10 minutes in daytime. About 13 minutes to Sakurajima. Fare: Children \80 / Adults \150

Monument of Arriving of St. Francisco Xavier

Monument of Arriving of St. Francisco...

Spanish missionary Francisco Xavier took his...

Rainbow Sakurajima

Rainbow Sakurajima

The restaurant is located on the first floor...

Sengan-en (Iso garden)

Sengan-en (Iso garden)

Senganen which was a summer villa and contai...

The Nanshu Cemetery <br />(Grave of Takamori Saigo)

The Nanshu Cemetery
(Grave of T...

A graveyard which is dedicated to over 200 s...

Ruin of Tsurumaru Castle. Kagoshima prefectural historical museum「REIMEIKAN」

Ruin of Tsurumaru Castle. Kagoshima p...

The castle which was built by the 18th lord ...

Museum of Archeological history / Furusato Koko rekishi-kan

Museum of Archeological history / Fur...

The museum exhibits artifacts and presents a...

Amami Oshima

Amami Oshima

The island is blessed with the cobalt blue s...

Yoron

Yoron

Yoron is a small but the first class resort ...

Jambo-mochi

Jambo-mochi

Jambo is Kagoshima's local sweet. It is rice...

Kagoshima City Aquarium “Io World”

Kagoshima City Aquarium “Io Wor...

The aquarium introduces sea creatures which ...

Mishima Islands & Toshima Islands

Mishima Islands & Toshima Islands

Non touristic but beautiful islands remain l...

Waterfront’s New Spot “DOLPHIN PORT”

Waterfront’s New Spot “DO...

Kagoshima's newest spot "Dolphin Port" opene...

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Event & Art

SAKURAJIMA SUMMER PLEASURE FERRY CRUISE 2018 <br />(SAKURAJIMA NORYO KANKO-SEN 2018 /<br />桜島納涼観光船2018)

SAKURAJIMA SUMMER PLEASURE ...

start : Aug. 01, 2018〜Aug. 31, 2018

KANOYA MARINE FESTA 2018

start : Jul. 15, 2018

SPIDER FIGHT FESTIVAL @ KAJIKI TOWN 2018<BR>(KUMO GASSEN / くも合戦大会)

SPIDER FIGHT FESTIVAL @ KAJ...

start : Jun. 17, 2018

Food & Drink