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Arimura Lava Observatory (有村溶岩展望所)

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Observatory / Outlook

An observatory located right next to the “Yogan Tenbojo” bus stop built on the Taisho Lava Field in the Arimura area. Situated on top of lava rock which flowed during the 1914 Taisho Eruption, a one-kilometer long walking path makes it possible for visitors to view smoke emerging from the crater up close. The restaurant adjoining the observatory was remodeled in 2016 and now has multipurpose toilets and a nursing room. The shop near the parking area sells gifts and souvenirs from Sakurajima.

place

Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Arimurachou 952 (Kagoshima / Mt. SakurajimaArea)

phone 0992985111
place

Free walking

Review of Arimura Lava Lookout

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/02/12 Interesting, pleasant
Clean and perfectly organized as in Japan, worth a visit. Best way is to rent a car, the transfer by ferry is convenient and the ride is scenic
Reviewed:2019/06/14 I was able have a exciting time here!
I really want to go there again!!
想像以上の迫力でした!展示所が3ヵ所くらいあって、ぐるっと一周歩けます。
片側には桜島、片側には広大な海の景色!
桜島に行ったならぜひ!!
Reviewed:2019/04/23 One of the best spots to observe an eruption
Depending on the direction of the wind, this might be your best bet to see a strombolian or Plinian eruption. And if nothing happens, there are still impressive lava formations all around.

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Details

Address
Kagoshima Pref. Kagoshimashi Arimurachou 952 [map]
Area
Kagoshima / Mt. SakurajimaArea
Phone
0992985111
Hours
Free walking
Closed
Free to walk
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available(19spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Others (Available only at the ashtray installation location)
Wi-Fi
Not available
Note
* Tel will lead to a tourism exchange center.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (There is a slope for wheelchairs, some cannot enter)
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Available

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.