A grand and stunning symbol of Kagoshima

  • A grand and stunning symbol of Kagoshima1
A massive form rising in the middle of Kinko Bay, Sakurajima will surely touch your heart with its variety of attractions. Do pay a visit to this unique town coexisting with an active volcano.


Land areaapprox.80km²Formerly an island, Sakurajima was connected to Osumi peninsula by the 1914 eruption.
Circumferenceapprox.52kmapprox. 1 hour by car. Many attractions can be found in the west.
Populationapprox.4,600 peopleMany people live on this active volcano, secure with disaster prevention measures.
TopographySakurajima (Kita-dake/Ontake) is 1,117 m tall. Access is prohibited within a 2 km radius from the Minami-dake and Showa craters. The highest point accessible to visitors is Yunohira Observatory (373 m).

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Yunohira Observatory Sakurajima Yogan Nagisa Park Foot Spa Arimura Lava Observatory Kurokami Buried Shrine Gate Sakurajima Ferry Terminal Rainbow Sakurajima Sakurajima Visitor Center Sakurajima Ferry Terminal Tsukiyomi Shrine Hinoshima Megumikan Rest Stop Akamizu Observatory Square Shirahama Onsen Center