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Yunohira Observation Point (湯之平展望所)

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Observatory / Outlook

A viewing site called the closest to the caldera located at the fourth station on Sakurajima 373 meters above sea level. Depending on the activity of the volcano, visitors can see smoke billowing out, as well as the Taisho Lava Field spreading out before their eyes. The observation point is the highest point on Sakurajima which general visitors may enter and can be traveled to by car. The viewing area is open any time and is a popular spot to visit at night when a great panorama of Kagoshima’s nightscape is visible. Approximately 15 minutes by car from Sakurajima Port.

place

Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Sakurajimakoikechou 1025 (Kagoshima / Mt. SakurajimaArea)

phone 0992985111
place

[Store] 9:00-17:00

Review of Yunohira Lookout

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/12/13 Very Windy and cold place to observe Sakurajima
I was there in early December while the weather was cloudy. The lookout was very windy and cold in the obserrvation deck but the view was superb in view of its location.
Reviewed:2019/01/31 Average
There is nothing much to do at this lookout point. The impressive views of the volcano is away from it not so up close especially since this lookout point is nearer to the crater that is non active.
Reviewed:2019/01/07 Nice view of the volcano
We were able to see grey smoke coming out from the volcano! The view is superb. The tourist bus will take you there.

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Details

Address
Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Sakurajimakoikechou 1025 [map]
Area
Kagoshima / Mt. SakurajimaArea
Phone
0992985111
Hours
[Store] 9:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available(40spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Others (install ashtray outside)
Wi-Fi
Not available
Note
Tel to the Tourism Exchange Center

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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          Over 100 active volcanoes across Kagoshima make it one of the Japan's most exciting prefectures. The prefectural capital, Kagoshima city, looks out to one of the prefecture’s most spectacular volcanoes, Sakurajima, an island of its own that can be visited and seen close up or admired from afar, with the promise of breathtaking sunsets complete with frequent puffs of smoke and ash. Down the Satsuma Peninsula, the most southerly part of mainland Japan, waterfalls, sand onsen, and fascinating history await, while Kagoshima's abundance of satsuma imo (sweet potato) provide a wholesome snack as well as one of Japan's favourite drinks - shochu.