Sakurajima Shore Excursion

Explore Sakurajima, one of Japan's most active volcanoes and experience a super relaxing foot bath. An ideal tour for cruise ship passengers as well as those finding themselves in this part of Kyushu.

8 hours


  • Tour the most popular Kagoshima spots in private transportation
  • Learn about Sakurajima, one of the most active volcanoes in Japan from a knowledgeable local guide
  • Enjoy delicious food of regional specialties made with fresh local ingredients


Are you stopping by the port of Kagoshima during your cruise? Don't miss 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.

Tour itinerary

*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

Important information

Included in price

  • English-speaking guide
  • Private transportation (private cab, Toyota Alphard, Hi-Ace van - depending on the number of passengers)
  • Admission fees, ferry ride return

Not included

  • Local lunch
  • Any personal expenses incurred

When you make your inquiry, kindly let us know whether you need to go through the immigration process at your port of entry in Japan as that would affect the itinerary of the shore excursion. 

Know before you book

  • Cancellation
    7 days prior: free of charge
    6-2 days prior: 40% of tour price
    1 day prior: 50 % of tour price
    On the day, no-show: 100 % of tour price

Starting point

Kagoshima Port
Chuoko-shinmachi, Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima 890-0076

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Organised by Japan Travel KK

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