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Sakura-jima Island travel guide



Sakura-jima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture is an active volcano with three peaks, 

Kita-dake, Naka-dake and still active Minami-dake. Formerly an island, it became connected

with the Osumi Peninsula in 1914 when lava from its summit closed the channel between

the two.  The huge eruption started again in 1955, followed by eruptions 10 to 500 times 

every year. This area is famous for “Sakura-jima Daikon” Japan’s largest radish weighing

up to 30 kilograms.



Access to Sakura-jima Island 

Sakura-jima Ferry connects Kagoshima-city and Sakurajima in 15 minutes and is

operated for 24 hours.


 Kagoshima port

 To Sakura-jima Island

  Sakura-jima Island


Exploring Sakura-jima Island 


   Michino eki Sakura-jima

Kinko Bay from Sakura-jima

Kinko Bay from Sakura-jima


       Yunohira Observatory

        Yunohira Observatory

   Stand at the Observatory


  Arimura Lava Observatory

            Lava Observatory

             Lava Observatory


     Lava Observatory

       Lava Observatory

       Lava Observatory


General information  

Access to Sakurajima Ferry Kagoshima port

  45 minutes by a vehicle from Kagoshima Airport

  15 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kagoshima-chuo Station

Access to Sakurajima

  15 minutes by Sakurajima Ferry from Kagoshima port to Sakurajima port



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