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Nagasaki | 6.5h
Experience Life on Sakurajima with a Active Volcano
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Come find out for yourself what Sakurajima has to offer—fantastic views, good food, hot springs, and art!


Sakurajima, a volcanic island in Kagoshima Bay, is a symbol of Kagoshima, and one of the most active volcanoes in Japan.
Even today, Sakurajima continues to have small-scale eruptions daily, but people have lived here since ancient times and have a long history of living with the volcano.
This tour focuses on life with such an active volcano, and offers various experiences on Sakurajima.

After a short ferry ride from Kagoshima Port, experience Sakurajima's hot spring waters at a foot bath, and relax your body and mind.
Delicious agricultural produce, like radishes and mandarins, are also a gift from the volcano. At the roadside station, enjoy a great lunch and buy local products.
Afterwards, try your hand at volcanic ash art, this unique experience sure to leave a lasting impression.
Finally, visit the most beautiful spot on the island and enjoy the overwhelming nature to your heart's content.

Enjoy the charm of nature and volcanoes, and be awed by all the experiences on Sakurajima!

Highlights


Tour all the famous spots of Sakurajima, and immerse yourself in plenty of unique experiences.
Visit many spots with breathtaking scenery, and enjoy taking photos to your heart's content.
Enjoy both shopping and lunch at Sakurajima's roadside station, where everything local can be found!
Enjoy Sakurajima's magma hot springs as a foot bath in a park surrounded by lush nature.
Create your own masterpiece using volcanic ash, in the most cutting-edge art experience we have to offer!

Attractions



Sakurajima Ferry
The Sakurajima Ferry, also known as the "Sea Bypass", connects Kagoshima Port and Sakurajima and operates 24 hours a day. Enjoy an elegant 15-minute boat ride with beautiful views of Sakurajima, a symbol of Kagoshima, and the beautiful sea.
Sakurajima Visitor Center
This small museum exhibits the history of Sakurajima's eruptions and the mechanisms of an active volcano. There is also a live camera near the active crater, so you can learn more about the state of Sakurajima on the day you visit.
Sakurajima Yogan Nagisa Park
At this recommended spot, enjoy natural hot spring waters from 1000m underground in a foot bath. The reddish-brown foot bath will warm you up in no time. Experience a luxurious break while enjoying the view of Mother Nature.
Roadside Station Sakurajima Hi-no-shima Megumikan
This is one of the few roadside stations in the country located at the foot of an active volcano that still has smoke billowing from it. Here, you can find all the bounty of nature that grows in Sakurajima's unique climate. There are plenty of things to do here, from picking out souvenirs to sampling Sakurajima's gourmet food.
Sakurajima-yaki Ogaku Pottery
At this facility, visitors can experience sand art using volcanic ash, also known as "the nuisance of Sakurajima". You can create your own unique work of art using the colourfully coloured volcanic ash, and bring it home with you as a souvenir of your trip.
Yunohira Observatory
At an altitude of 373m, this observatory is the highest point on Sakurajima Island accessible to the public. The 360° panoramic view that can only be seen from here is truly a must-see, and will allow you to feel the power of Sakurajima with your whole body.

Notes

In the event of inclement weather on the day of the tour, the mode of transportation, the spots visited, and the route of the tour itself are subject to change without notice.
The end point of the tour differs from the start point. If you wish to change the end point to another spot, please let your tour guide know on the day itself when you meet up with them.
As this tour involves a lot of walking, please come in comfortable shoes and clothes that are easy to walk in.
During the volcanic ash art experience, your clothes may get dirty, so please take care when handling the ash.


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Expenses Not Included

・Included in the fee: Payment for the guide, tour insurance
・NOT included in the fee: Transport costs, admission fees, costs for food and drinks/souvenirs/experiences
(Minimum required amount of cash: 2,800 yen/pax (excluding food and drinks))

Meeting Point

JR Kagoshima-Chuo Station (before the ticket gates)



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