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.
At your hotel, port
we take a ferry to go to the volcano
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
When you have any questions or requests, please feel free to ask me.
-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.
Mikiko was very accommodating and patient with our group. She also explained very well the Sengan-en garden features.
Dear Marissa, Thank you for writing such a kind and wonderful review with me. I hope you come back to Japan very soon and visit to Kagoshima soon again! Please say hello to all the wonderful and cheerful members of your group. Best regards, Mikiko
Booking this tour was the best decision! Miki-san was the perfect tour guide, offering interesting insights and funny stories. Usually I'm not that interested in historic things, but Miki-san told the stories with a lot of charm. The garden was beautiful, and in the city we could have some unique experiences you would never get just as a simple tourist. The food choices were excellent and tasted really good. If I get the chance to come back, I'll definitely book a tour with Mikiko again. 10/10 :)
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!!