Kagoshima Ferry Port

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4 travelers at this place:

  • Day43

    שמפו משרף דקלים

    September 13, 2016 in Japan

    אז אני לן במקום שקורא לעצמו Green Guesthouse.
    חשבתי שזה סתם שם, אבל מתברר שבמקלחות יש רק שמפו שעשוי משרף דקלים ומים.
    באופן מפתיע, זה עושה את העבודה.

  • Day12


    April 13 in Japan

    With 600000 inhabitants Kagoshima is a cute city, at the very south of Kyushu. The top sight is definitly Sakurajima, which is located on an island in front of the city. Fantastic view!
    Sakurajima spills ash 800 times a year and you can see it! There is constantly a little ash rain, which covers all of your belongings.

  • Day25


    October 25, 2014 in Japan

    So I ended up here as a last minute decision as I couldn't hike the Aso volcanic crater due to a level 2 eruption warning.

    There's not an awful lot to do here but I came here to take a ferry across to the island to see Mt. Sakurajima, Japan's most active volcano.

    I met another backpacker on the tram on my way to the hostel to drop off my extremely heavy bag. He was a German by the name of Danny. It turned out he was staying at the same hostel.

    When we got to the hostel I mentioned I was going to see the volcano and he decided to join me. But first we both wanted some food so he took me to a chain called Mos Burger which is a like a good quality Japanese version of McDonald's.

    We stopped to take a photo of the island and volcano from the mainland and Danny wanted me to take a picture of him. He showed me some of his pictures from his travels so far and he always has his back to the camera with a natural pose looking at something spectacular. I'm quite self conscious so I hate taking selfies but at the same time you want pictures with you in them. This idea of having my back to the camera was the perfect solution for me so expect to see a lot of my back in the pictures I take from now on.

    Anyway I took a picture but Danny was quite specific about the angle of the shot and wanted multiple shots so he could pick and choose the best. I was already regretting asking this guy to hike with me.

    Anyway we hopped onto the ferry and started walking up to the observation deck. You can't go much higher than this as there is an exclusion zone. The whole island was covered in ash. The cars were filthy and people's houses were caked in it. It was a 1.5 hour walk to the observation deck and luckily we got there before any of the busses arrived so we could take some clear pictures. The volcano was cool but a bit tame. It's active in the sense it's always smoking and blowing plumes of ash in the air but I want to see some lava.

    Over 1.5 hours I got to know Danny a bit better. He was 24 and had been travelling since 17. For someone so well travelled he was very narrow minded, opinionated and always had to be right. He really grated on me and I couldn't wait to shake him off once we got off this island.

    On the walk down, although you can't see the ash in the air you could taste and feel it in your mouth and it always got in your eyes.

    So we got back to the hostel and both of us were really hungry but I had a Skype date with my family so had to hold off for a bit longer. Danny kept going on about the Onsen (naked public bath) and I was kind of hoping he would just go so I could do my own thing. But he kept waiting for me but I was not going to sit naked with this dude in the public bath. He sacked off the Onsen to grab something to eat with me. I could not shake this guy off.

    He then decided to go to Kyoto the next day like me and hinted at taking the same train. I made the decision to lose some much needed sleep and take an early train in the hope it would put this guy off.

    Fingers crossed this guy does not find me in Kyoto.
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  • Day16


    July 16, 2017 in Japan

    Nach einem kurzen Zwischenstopp im Hotel, um mein Gepäck zu holen, marschiere ich die paar hundert Meter zum Bahnhof von Hiroshima und stelle mich wenig später in die Reihe, um auf den Shinkansen Superschnellzug nach Kagoshima zu warten. Die Fahrt dorthin verläuft ereignislos, aber dafür um so erholsamer.

    In Kagoshima angekommen, stellt sich mir nun die Frage, was ich mit der verbleibenden Zeit bis zum Boarding der Fähre nach Okinawa anstellen soll, denn direkt zur Fähre fahren ist öd.

    Ich nehme das Tram und fahre ins Stadtzentrum. Der Prospekt, den mir die Tourist Information gegeben hat, verspricht mir, hier eine Parkanlage mit schönen, alten Steinstatuen vorzufinden. Die Wegweiser vor Ort sprechen aber von zehn und mehr Minuten Fussmarsch dorthin, was ich mit meinem ganzen Gepäck (an die 30 kg, inkl. Getränke) nicht unternehmen möchte.

    Stattdessen fahre ich weiter zu einem Aquarium im Hafengebiet. Ganz in der Nähe pendeln die kleinen Touristenboote zur Vulkaninsel und zurück. Dieser Vulkan ist noch nicht ganz erloschen, manchmal raucht er, aber heute regt er sich nicht.

    Im Aquarium stelle ich bei den Gepäckschliessfächern frustriert fest, dass meine Kamera total überhitzt ist und sich irgendwie völlig entladen hat. Mein Fairphone hat inzwischen weniger als 10% Akku, und das neue Gerät konnte ich noch nicht aufladen. Dann gibt's von hier eben keine Bilder.
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Kagoshima Port, Kagoshima Ferry Port

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