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Yunohira Observation Point湯之平展望所

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.


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

phone 0992985111

[Observatory] free to visit
[store] 9:00-17:00

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Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Sakurajimakoikechou 1025 [ map ]
Kagoshima / Mt. SakurajimaArea
[Observatory] free to visit
[store] 9:00-17:00
open everyday
Parking Lot
Available 30spaces
Credit Card
Not available
Tel is addressed to the Tourism Exchange Center

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          Kagoshima Main Areas


          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ーshochu.

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