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

Yunohira Observatory

Yunohira Observatory

There are 3 observatories in Sakurajima; Yun...

Kurokami Buried Shrine Gate

Kurokami Buried Shrine Gate

The ash and the pumice of the huge eruption ...

Sengan-en (Iso garden)

Sengan-en (Iso garden)

Senganen which was a summer villa and contai...

Udon noodle in Sakurajima ferry

Udon noodle in Sakurajima ferry

Japanese noodle "udon" has a simple taste, b...

Museum of the Meiji Restoration (Ishin Furusato-kan / 維新ふるさと館)

Museum of the Meiji Restoration (Ishi...

Museum about the history of Kagoshima mainly...

Kagoshima City Aquarium “Io World”

Kagoshima City Aquarium “Io Wor...

The aquarium introduces sea creatures which ...

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...

Mishima Islands & Toshima Islands

Mishima Islands & Toshima Islands

Non touristic but beautiful islands remain l...

Kagoshima City Aquarium “Io World”

Kagoshima City Aquarium “Io Wor...

The aquarium introduces sea creatures which ...

Waterfront’s New Spot “DOLPHIN PORT”

Waterfront’s New Spot “DO...

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

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Event & Art

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