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Sakura-jima (Sakura Island)

Sakura-jima (Sakura Island) Review

Across Kinko Bay rises this volcano, and you can often see it spewing thick plumes of dust and smoke. Its last big eruption was in 1955, but the far side of the cone sometimes lets loose with explosive burps that light the night sky red and cover the town in a blanket of ash. There are scattered lodgings and hot springs, as well as winding paths up to old lava plateaus with great views over the crater or back toward town. The ferry port is at the foot of the volcano, and there are usually four ferries per hour. The one-way adult fare is ¥150, and the trip takes 10 to 15 minutes.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Sakura-jima Port, 61–4 Yokoyama-cho, Sakura-jima, Kagoshima
  • Phone: 099/293–2525
  • Location: Kagoshima
Updated: 09-20-2013

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