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Sakurajima Visitor Center (桜島ビジターセンター)

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Tourism Information Office

This visitor center for Sakurajima is located in Kirishima Kinkowan National Park (Sakurajima). The center features informational exhibits about the history of the volcano's eruptions as well as the nature on the island. It is popular for allowing visitors to experience the living Sakurajima through its high-definition theater, dioramas, computers, and other media. Exhibits include volcanic projectiles of various sizes from actual eruptions, a cross-sectional model of the volcano's layers, live camera footage of its Showa crater, and real time seismograph data, and up-to-date numbers of past eruptions. There is also a museum shop where visitors can purchase souvenirs such as the island's special products as well as volcanic ash and rocks.

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Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Sakurajimayokoyamacho 1722-29 (Kagoshima / Mt. SakurajimaArea)

phone 0992932443
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9:00-17:00

Review of Sakurajima Visitor Center

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/04/28 Friendly, helpful staff
We found the staff were very friendly and helpful. You can find signs posted in Japaneses as well as in English.. This was an informative interpretive stop; a small gift shop on site for your...
Reviewed:2019/04/23 Great first stop when you come to Sakurajima
When you arrive at Sakurajima, this should most likely be your first stop. Great photography exhibition, knowledgeable and friendly staff, island model where you can see best spots to observe...
Reviewed:2018/06/30 some information about the volcano
The visitor center opens at 9am. We went there earlier so we had to wait for a while. We signed for our visit and noticed that not many people go there everyday (or those tourists didnt sign...

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Details

Address
Kagoshima Kagoshima-shi Sakurajimayokoyamacho 1722-29 [map]
Area
Kagoshima / Mt. SakurajimaArea
Phone
0992932443
Hours
9:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available(10spaces)
*Free, Free parking lot around the area ManyAvailable
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, DISCOVER, Diners Club, others)
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available(synapse_free)
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Yes (OK when you are in a cage or when you are holding it)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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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.