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Mt. Shiroyama

Shiroyamacho, Kagoshima 892-0853, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Smoking top

From Kagoshima you can take a ferry across the bay to get a close view of Mt Shiroyama. The... read more

Reviewed 21 November 2017
Brisbane, Australia
wonderful sunset place for couples and tourists/photographers

This volcano was our main reason to come to Kagoshima. It is just fascinating to see the bay, the... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
Zug, Switzerland
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21 Nov 2017
“Smoking top”
20 Jun 2017
“wonderful sunset place for couples and tourists/photographers”
Shiroyamacho, Kagoshima 892-0853, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

From Kagoshima you can take a ferry across the bay to get a close view of Mt Shiroyama. The mountain makes a wonderful backdrop to Kagoshima. There is often a little smoke coming from the top of this volcano.

Thank Mon55
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This volcano was our main reason to come to Kagoshima. It is just fascinating to see the bay, the city, the volcano in combination with the sunset. It is amazing. It was one of our best memories of our roundtrip in Japan. This place is...More

Thank wiebri
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

If you reach the top of this small mountain, a great view of Mt. Sakurajima and the surrounding area will greet you. There is bus service that can take you from Kagoshima station to the middle of the mountain. There are also hiking trails which...More

Thank Rico H
Reviewed 29 June 2016

It was a good 15-30 mins walk to the top of Shiroyama,but I think there were options to take a vehicle up. It was pretty cloudy the day I went up, and almost late afternoon so it was starting to turn dark. Nevertheless, you can...More

Thank xwzy
Reviewed 25 June 2016

You can walk to the top of Shiroyama instead of taking a bus. It takes 30 - 40 minutes, but it depends, of course, on how fast you walk. It is a good hiking course.

Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

After returning from Sakurajima, I decided to bus up here for a pre sunset view. I found that only the Explorer bus stop by Mt. Shiroyama. Boarded the 2nd last timing bus up and took the last bus down at around 6pm. The aerial view...More

2  Thank Cam0909
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Nice view and easy access by city bus. A footpath allows to walk down to the city. Worth a stop on the way to the gardens.

Thank JFLR187198
Reviewed 15 November 2015

we left Kagoshima by the local ferry to mount Shiroyama.This volcano is active and is always erupting,so care must be taken.There are shelters to take cover in don't think they would be any help if it came to the big one the views are outstanding...More

Thank rob w
Reviewed 10 June 2015

On a day with clear sky, you will be able to get stunning views of Mt. Sakurajima and Kagoshima. Great spot for photography. As the distance from Mt. Sakurajima, an active volcano, is quite near, you amy want to consider bring some face masks to...More

2  Thank ryanteo
Reviewed 28 February 2015

We are lucky for clear sky. It depend the day that you visit. If the sky clear, you will see very beautiful view. You can check officer before to plan to go.

Thank Somjeat U
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