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Sakurajima Island View

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Address: Kagoshima, Kagoshima Prefecture

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Convenient for a half day tour in the island

The bus departure stop is right down the ferry terminal on the island. U won't miss it. The bus runs along one side of the island n takes about an hour with about 8 stops. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wendy T
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Shanghai Region, China
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Shanghai Region, China
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The bus departure stop is right down the ferry terminal on the island. U won't miss it. The bus runs along one side of the island n takes about an hour with about 8 stops. The driver will wait for 5-10 min in 3 vista points so that u can take photos n come back to continue the ride. U... More 

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Thank Wendy T
earth, sol
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179 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We went on a Wednesday morning in November and really enjoyed the ride, the view, and the three short stops. Personnel at starting point went out of their way to insure visitors got on correct bus. Driver was well organized and posted departure time during the stops. The bus with 12 passengers was over half full. On a weekend or... More 

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Thank Capo_in_B
Kawasaki, Japan
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312 reviews
165 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

You can get off at any stop and ride again to catch the next if you have time. If you do not have time, just keep on riding it for one hour to enjoy just short stop(5 -10 minutes depending on the place).

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Thank Keizo
Northern Vriginia
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92 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The bus was overcrowded. It was hard to see from the seats. Some tourists had to stand. We were afraid of losing our seats so did not get off at all viewpoints.

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Thank Juliez46
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42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This bus provided a convenient way for tourists to travel around all the famous points in Sakurajima. The driver was nice and helpful. Really worthy to take this.

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Thank Den L
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22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

It takes almost 50min but the route is not very large. It's good to see the most important spots but if you like a bigger route you have to take another bus.

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Thank Susana C
Nantes, France
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607 reviews
308 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Very convenient and efficiently organised. It gives one a good taste of the island. However, you will want to do a little more and explore further if you really like Sakurajima. Allow some time for it.

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Thank JFLR187198
Bedfordshire
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155 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

This was what I needed. Weather was awful, but whilst on the bus it cleared a bit. The only complaint would be that the seats were so low down that you couldn't really see out of the bus!

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Thank ShazF7
Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

This is a minibus style tour of the main sites on sakurajima There.are ample opportunities to take photos of the volcano and beautiful bay looking towards Kagoshima.

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Thank lynny2016
Vancouver, Canada
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621 reviews
258 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2015

There are two options on Sakurajima - the full bus tour circumnavigating the island, or the Island View tour. I suggest the Island View, unless you have lots of time and interest in volcanoes. The Island View tour takes an hour. It stops at each sight long enough to enjoy the views. You get a glimpse of the lava fields,... More 

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