You can enjoy the active volcano, Mt.Sakurajima thoroughly in this tour. You go to Mt.Sakurajima by a ferry. First, you go to Visitor center to learn about the volcano, if you want you can enjoy hot spring foot bath there, too. Then using a sightseeing bus, you go to a pottery shop to make ash art using colored volcanic ash. After that, you go to an observatory to enjoy the view of the volcano very closely.
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At your hotel, port
At your hotel, port
At Visitor center, you can learn how the volcano was born and also very unique history of the active volcano.
In addition, you can feel energy of the earth through the hot spring foot bath outside of Visitor center.
You can play the ash and keep a special memory through making the ash art using colored volcanic ash.
At the end, you’ll observe the real view of the volcano from the top of an observatory which stands highest place people are allowed to reach on the active volcano. You can see the very rough surface and feel wild nature by it.
-public transportation fee (you and the guide) @¥1,300/person
-ash art fee @¥2,000/person
-snacks or drinks
-private transportation if necessary
-It’s nature, so depending on the situation of the volcano’s activity or weather, it’s possible we cannot go there.
-When it erupts, there may have ash fall, so I’ll advise you to bring a hat or cap, an umbrella if necessary.
She was very well prepared, even for questions. This is a very interesting tour for everyone, people with interest in nature, science, food, photography, or onsen. The tour was enjoyable, well organized, informative and persuasive. Mikiko gave clear explanations in fluent English. She has a good sense of humor. I will definitely visit Sakurajima!
Dear Natsuko, Thank you for the wonderful feedback! I really appreciate it!! I’m very happy to know you like it. Please come and stay on Mt.Sakurajima with your friends and enjoy the energy of the volcano ^ ^ Best regards, Mikiko
We recently did the “Online experience: Furoshiki Lesson and Stroll Historical Area” with Mikiko. We have a unique connection to Kagoshima in that we have a dear friend who lives there. Ayano was a foreign exchange student who stayed with us in the summer of 1987. Ayano is the person who does the Furoshiki lesson and she is a Kimono master. Mikiko is super easy to communicate with both online (written communication) and on the virtual tour (verbal communication). The Furoshiki lesson was learning how to utilize the ancient custom of using squares of cloth to wrap items and carry items. Mikiko translated as Ayano demonstrated and I now know how to wrap a gifts that will amaze my friends, since I’m not known to be very crafty! Our walk to the Kagoshima Castle was quite nice. I loved learning the history of the castle and seeing the moss covered trees and walls of the castle. If we should ever have the opportunity to visit Kagoshima, we would definitely call Mikiko to give us a tour of the city and see Mt. Sakurajima.
Thank you, Janet! I'm very happy to have you this virtual tour and reunion of you and Ayano! When you visit Kagoshima, I would be definitely happy to take you many interesting and cultural places with teacher Ayano!! Let's take a walk in Kimono with a furoshiki bag! I'm very looking forward to meeting you some day in the near future!!
I had Mikiko undertake some research for me in the Kagoshima area . Her English is excellent and she had valuable local contacts . She kept me well informed . I was really happy with what she did for me . Thanks
Dear Ian, Thank you for such wonderful review! I’d like to show my appreciation for giving an opportunity to have such a fascinating job. If you have a chance to come to Kagoshima, please let me know and guide you to places which are related to this research. Best wishes, Mikiko
We had a great tour with Mikiko. We saw the garden and the volcano erupted for us. I'm short of internet minutes or I would write a lot more. I highly recommend Mikiko as a guide.
Dear John, Thank you for the great review! That was perfect timing to see the eruption of the volcano! I’m so happy to know you enjoyed it. I hope your trip continues safely and you and your friends have fantastic time! Thank you very much for having a tour with me. Best regards, Mikiko