Kagoshima and Sakurajima

Day 6 Post
Note: This is from a series of trip reports from my January 2010 Tokyo Trip. They are random musings about whatever seems interesting for that day.

On day 6 I visited Kagoshima. The goal was to ride the Kyushu Shinkansen and to see Sakurajima. The day was a little hazy so the views were not spectacular but once on the island you can see lava dust everywhere which looks like fine black sand. The ferry runs continuously was not very heavily used on the Monday morning when I was there. Since the primary goal was to ride the Kyushu Shinkansen and the secondary goal was to see Sakurajima I didn’t spend much time there before heading to Osaka after a stop in Hiroshima.

CityViews

City view from the ferris wheel.

Ferry

Ferry service to Sakurajima.

SakurajimaFromFerry

Sakurajima from the ferry.

SakurajimaFromFerris

Sakurajima from the ferris wheel.

Ferris Wheel

Ferris wheel atop the station building complex.

UpNearTop

Near the top of the ferris wheel.

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