Japan Travel

Kyushu, Japan: Day 6 – Sakurajima

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One of the highlights of this tour is to visit the active volcano, Sakurajima which is still rumbling where we were there!

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We took a ferry (including our bus) to Sakurajima-Kinkowan Geo Park. It’s a short 15 minutes ferry ride from Kagoshima port to Sakurajima.

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Sakurajima is currently still rather active! 
It is originally an island.
We visited the Arimura observatory and Sakurajima Visitor centre.

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Today, there are approximately 5,000 people living at the volcano site. But I really how they are able to withstand the volcanic ash particles which pollutes the air. The ash dust settles quickly on plants, cars and maybe on us humans too. I could feel the dust landing on my skin.

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There are bomb shelters almost everywhere – just in case the eruptions worsen.

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Lunch at Sakurajima Resthouse ( Kagoshima specialty Kuwayaki set)

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And for dinner, we had a seafood shabu-shabu at Manten before we went back to our hotel.

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I am a matcha green lover so I bought like tonnes of green tea matcha snacks!

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My stash isn’t as extensive as Ana’s! Her’s is massive!

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