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Address: Shiroyamacho, Kagoshima 892-0853, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Short hike that rewards with a great view

If you reach the top of this small mountain, a great view of Mt. Sakurajima and the surrounding area will greet you. There is bus service that can take you from Kagoshima station... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2016
Rico H
Osaka, Japan
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Osaka, Japan
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

If you reach the top of this small mountain, a great view of Mt. Sakurajima and the surrounding area will greet you. There is bus service that can take you from Kagoshima station to the middle of the mountain. There are also hiking trails which you can use. At the base of the mountain there is the castle ruins of... More 

Thank Rico H
Singapore, Singapore
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27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

It was a good 15-30 mins walk to the top of Shiroyama,but I think there were options to take a vehicle up. It was pretty cloudy the day I went up, and almost late afternoon so it was starting to turn dark. Nevertheless, you can see the aerial view of the city below, which I bet would be even nicer... More 

Thank xwzy
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722 reviews
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

You can walk to the top of Shiroyama instead of taking a bus. It takes 30 - 40 minutes, but it depends, of course, on how fast you walk. It is a good hiking course.

Thank Kimitaka S
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

After returning from Sakurajima, I decided to bus up here for a pre sunset view. I found that only the Explorer bus stop by Mt. Shiroyama. Boarded the 2nd last timing bus up and took the last bus down at around 6pm. The aerial view of Sakurajima and the surrounding areas is gorgeous! It is worth the trip for some... More 

1 Thank Cam0909
Nantes, France
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607 reviews
308 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

Nice view and easy access by city bus. A footpath allows to walk down to the city. Worth a stop on the way to the gardens.

Thank JFLR187198
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

we left Kagoshima by the local ferry to mount Shiroyama.This volcano is active and is always erupting,so care must be taken.There are shelters to take cover in don't think they would be any help if it came to the big one the views are outstanding Near to the exit there are foot baths to rest your feet but lots of... More 

Thank rob w
Guangzhou, China
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Reviewed 11 June 2015

On a day with clear sky, you will be able to get stunning views of Mt. Sakurajima and Kagoshima. Great spot for photography. As the distance from Mt. Sakurajima, an active volcano, is quite near, you amy want to consider bring some face masks to protect against ashes emitted from it. If you have time, do visit Terukuni Shrine also.

2 Thank ryanteo
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2015

We are lucky for clear sky. It depend the day that you visit. If the sky clear, you will see very beautiful view. You can check officer before to plan to go.

Thank Somjeat U
Ibara, Japan
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91 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2014

Mt. Shiroyama offers a great walk, with several points of interests up the way (statues and such). The walk up may take up to 20 minutes depending on the path you choose. But the best thing about this mountain is actually its view of another mountain. From its summit there a great viewpoint of Mt. Sakurajima. And if it isn't... More 

3 Thank lithiumbass
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 26 September 2012

For wonderful views over the city towards Mt Sakurajima a trip to Shiroyama is worth it. A stop at the Siroyama Castle hotel will reward with the hotel bakery and offer shop.

Thank bbwoods

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