A volcanic island in Kagoshima Prefecture, Sakurajima Island is known as the symbol of the prefecture. Despite being an active volcano that constantly emits a steady stream of ash, the island has a population of about 4,600 people. There are three observatories on the island that offer scenic views and information on the volcano and lava flows: the Aimura Lava Observatory, which offers views of the lava spread out over the entire area; the Yunohira Observatory, which speaks of the force of the volcano’s eruptions; and Akamizu Observatory Square, which features a monument created from the island’s lava. The island is accessible by ferry from the mainland, and its trails that cover the entire circumference make it a popular place for walking and cycling.
Photographs provided by the Kagoshima Prefecture Visitors Bureau.
- Telephone Number
- Postal code
Akamizu-cho, Sakurajima, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima
- Method of payment
- Official URL
- Recommended season
- January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
- Business Hours
Monday･Tuesday･Wednesday･Thursday･Friday･Saturday･Sunday : 00:00~23:00
- Admisson Fee
JPY0 / Adult
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