Sakurajima

  • Port

    Kagoshima, Japan

  • Activity level

    high

  • Activity type

    TBC

  • Wheelchair accessible

    NO

  • Price per adult

    from

    USDTBC per person

  • Minimum age

    13

  • Duration

    5.0 Hours

  • Meals included

    No

Mount Sakurajima dominates the skyline above Kagoshima City and is said to change its colours seven times during the course of a day. A 15 minute ferry ride will take you to Sakurajima Island where you can view the volcano’s vast lava fields that were caused by three major past eruptions. The most violent eruption occurred in 1914 when a lava flow of over three billion tonnes destroyed numerous villages.   

Visit one of the observatories where you can view the barren mountain slopes and vast lava field. Mount Sakurajima's fertile areas produce two well-known products, the Sakurajima Daikon, a basketball sized white radish and the Komikan, the world's smallest tangerine.

The Shimazu clan ruled the castle town of Kagoshima from 1341 until 1868 during the feudal age. During the mid 17th Century the lord of the Shimazu created Iso Gardens and the family villa stands in the heart of the grounds. The borrowed scenery of both Mount Sakurajima and Kinko Bay make the gardens a perfect place for an unforgettable photograph.  Take a leisurely stroll around the grounds before returning to the ship.