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Highlights of Kagoshima city, Sakurajima and Sengan-en Garden

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Fell the wonder of nature by experiencing the real active volcano Sakurajima, an oblong massive trapezoid volcano rises above Kagoshima Bay, erupts on average 200 times a year, enjoy Japan's longest 100 meter footbath.

Sengan-en, 12 acres of calming traditional gardens built in 1658. Discover peaceful ponds, mysterious shrines, a bamboo grove, the lord's house lived in and loved by generations. World Heritage site of the modernisation project and sophisticated crystal cut glass craftsmanship.

Kagoshima Tour Guide - Hitomi A.
Hitomi A.
5.00 / 5
(5 reviews)
09:00 AM

Meeting Point

at your hotel or a cruise ship port

09:40 AM

Sakurajima Ferry

Take a 15 minutes ferry ride to the active volcano Mt. Sakurajima

10:00 AM

Mt. Sakurajima Visitor center

Watch 13 minutes Movie about the real volcanic acitivies on English subtitle, some pannels to explain the past explosive eruptions, vegetations after eruptions and the real life with the active volcano.

10:30 AM

Footbath at Sakurajima Lava Nagisa Park

One of the largest footbaths in Japan with a length of 100 meters. It uses natural hot springs with a source temperature of 42 degrees that gush out from 1,000 meters underground. When you soak in the reddish-brown footbath, your body will be warmed up and relaxed. Take a break while looking out at Kagoshima Bay spreading out in front of you or Sakurajima towering behind you.

11:00 AM

Observatory at Sakurajima Yunohira

Climb Sakurajima Volcano to its highest point, 373 meters above sea level, and enjoy views of the dynamic volcanic rock face and the peninsula on the other side across Kagoshima Bay.

11:40 AM

Take a 15 minutes ferry ride back to Kagoshima city side

12:00 PM

lunch at a local restaurant

01:20 PM

Sengan-en, a feudal lord villa and spacious garden, , the world cultural heritage site

12 acres of calming traditional gardens built in 1658, 350 years ago. Discover peaceful ponds, bubbling streams, mysterious shrines, a bamboo grove, and a mountain hiking trail with a panoramic view of Kagoshima Bay and the volcano beyond. Visit the house lived in and loved by generations of the Shimadzu family, using flawless Yakushima cedar cut from trees over 1,000 years old, and features a fascinating mix of Japanese, Chinese, and Western influences. Also be amazed by the history of Japan's first feudal domain that strived for modernization and take a look at Kagoshima's sophisticated crystal cut glass craftsmanship.

03:00 PM

Leave for your hotel or cruise ship port

04:00 PM

End of the tour

Ending Point

At your hotel or a cruise ship port

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

guide fee

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What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and the guide), lunch (you and the guide)

For transportation, chartering a taxi is recommended: up to 3 people aroud 30,000JPY, up to 8 people aournd 40,000JPY.

Entrance fee for Senganen is 1,600JPY per person.

Sakurajima ferry round trip fare: 400JPY per person, taxi 3,900 to 4,780 JPY

Tour Important Information

We walk at a slow pace for about 1 hour or more, so comfortable shoes are preferable.

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Kagoshima Tour Reviews

Simply Brilliant!

Right from the outset Hitomi was a joy to deal with. She was responsive to our communications and interested in our needs on the day. Hitomi put together a perfect itinerary for us and was really fun to be with all day, providing a fascinating local perspective. We loved the ferry ride to Mount Sakurajima, its footbaths and observatory as well as the Sengam-en Feudal Lord villa. However the real highlight was lunch in an amazing restaurant cooking our wagyu beef on the integrated table barbecue. What an experience! We’d highly recommend Hitomi to anyone. You won’t be disappointed!!

Simon F.

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. I was the one who had the most fun during the tour. You people were so kind and sweet and so fun to be around and talk to. As expected, the best attraction was Bakuro's Wagyu Beef Yakiniku! Please come back to Kagoshima in the near future to find the best antique Satsuma ware. I wish you all the best!

Wonderful day in kagoshima

Hitomi was a wonderful guide! Unfortunately we didn’t have great weather but she certainly made the most of it and was very flexible to our schedule due to weather. She also took us to the best lunch we have had in Japan. Would absolutely recommend!

Lindsey M.

Thank you very much for your wonderful review! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed Kagoshima and Wagyu beef yakiniku. I also enjoyed guiding you around Senganen Cat shrine. By now you are definitely having a great time with your beloved cat and dog. with many thanks.

J

June lynn H.

5 / 5
Mar 24, 2024

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Due to circumstances the plan was changed but Hitomi was quick to adapt. As it was cloudy we could not see the top of Sakurajima but still learnt a lot at the visitor Center. The highlight though was the wagyu lunch as it pleased some tough critics. Hoping to come back again and hopefully see the full view of Sakurajima.

June lynn H.

Thank you for your tour review. I really like the title "Hidden Sakurajima'' and the phrase "some tough critics." I thought there was only one tough critic, but there were actually some! you are such a great writer. It was a shame that the weather and the cherry blossoms weren't in bloom yet, but I'm glad you enjoyed the Wagyu Yakiniku. Continue your wonderful cruise ship journey! Please come back to Kagoshima again! Also, please give my best wishes to each and every member of your family. .

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