Explore Sakurajima, one of Japan's most active volcanoes, and experience a super relaxing foot bath in the Island of Kagoshima. The volcano is the historically active center of the larger complex of the Aira caldera volcano. Located across Kagoshima Bay, which separates the city and the volcano by 4.2 km of water, its summit is only 8 km east of the city of Kagoshima with a population of half a million. The latest eruption was on January 28, 2022.
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Don't miss the opportunity to see the most popular spots in Sakurajima on our guided one-day tour in private transportation. Take a ferry to Sakurajima, one of Japan's active volcanoes, and tour its grounds. Visit the landscaped Senganen Gardens. You can also sample local delicacies and shop for Kagoshima souvenirs. Join our Sakurajima shore excursion and discover natural wonders and so much more that Kagoshima has to offer.
Join our one-day tour of Kagoshima and discover its colorful historical, cultural, and gastronomic background.
Cruise passengers: You may get this excursion for FREE if you book the cruise through us or transferring your existing reservation to us (meaning we are your travel agent who booked the cruise for you with nothing changed). Please contact us to learn how.
*Departure times may vary.
09:00 Depart from Kagoshima port and take the ferry towards Sakurajima.
10:00 Explore Sakurajima, the most famous attraction in Kagoshima and one of the most active volcanoes in Japan. Experience things such as the Nagisa lava trail, have a foot bath at Nagisa Park, and head to an observation point to discover the craters of the volcano.
12:00 Take the ferry back to the mainland.
13:00 Have lunch at the Sengan-en gardens (self-pay), a beautiful Japanese landscape garden with beautiful views of Sakurajima and Kagoshima Bay. Discover meals of regional specialties made with fresh local ingredients such as sea bream.
15:00 Your guide will bring you shopping nearby, where you can buy some of Kagoshima’s local produce, including a different type of shochu, a traditional Japanese liquor.
17:00 Return to Kagoshima port.
Chuoko-shinmachi, Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima 890-0076
We highly recommend that you book our shore excursions now if you will be taking a cruise in 2024. 2023 has already seen large crowds, and 2024 will see even more. We expect many tourists will be unable to book their shore excursions in 2024, so please make your plan as soon as possible.