Sakurajima Volcano Sightseeing Flight in Kagoshima


Marvel at the active Sakurajima Volcano from the sky! Take a sightseeing flight around Kagoshima’s iconic volcano and view spews of grey smoke, the enormous Showa Crater, Kagoshima City, and the dramatic landscape of a National Park.


  • Take in majestic aerial views of the volcano’s crater, sweeping cliffs, and the surrounding landscape
  • Enjoy views of the Showa Crater that can only be seen from the sky!
  • Have fun flying in a small aircraft across the volcano-straddled Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park
  • This unforgettable experience is sure to have you falling in love with the open skies of Japan’s National Parks!
  • Experience the mighty Sakurajima Volcano in a unique and fun way!

Key Information

Important Information

- Please arrive at the tour’s office 20 minutes before the scheduled starting time - The flight may be canceled due to bad weather. In such an event, you will be informed at 9 am of the activity date and a full refund will be issued - If you are on a flight to Kagoshima at 9 am and do not see our notice for the canceled activity, you will be notified when you arrive at the meeting point at Kagoshima Airport - Free pickup is available from Kagoshima Airport upon request (5 minutes by car) - Please note that the tour may start anytime from 9 am to sunset - Hand luggage may be stored free of charge at the tour operator’s office Please understand that in booking this activity, we may share your booking information (but without individually identifiable data) to the Ministry of the Environment, with which this activity is affiliated. By making a booking, you signify that you agree to these terms.


Sakurajima Volcano is an iconic sight that greets all from Kagoshima City in Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park, south of Japan. During day or night, its smoldering form fills the region’s horizon, spewing grey clouds of smoke into the air. Even when the volcano sleeps, its giant form is still a reminder of its incredible power and nature’s humbling might. Seeking to explore the active Sakurajima, people commonly hike or drive around its perimeter, since a climb to its crater is banned as a safety precaution. But one can always see the crater from the sky. Join this sightseeing flight across Sakurajima for a unique and breathtaking experience! Starting with a briefing by your guide, you can board either the small Cessna aircraft, allowing a maximum of three people, or the bigger Islander aircraft, allowing up to nine passengers. Flying up to the height of Sakurajima, prepare to be enthralled by the vistas that come into view. From the sweeping mountainous form of the volcano to the gaping and smoldering Showa Crater that can only be seen from above, the aerial views of the volcano will give you an entirely new appreciation for its true size and power. From above, you will be able to see how Sakurajima was once a separate volcanic island, only becoming part of Kagoshima prefecture through a succession of eruptions and dried lava that connected it to land. The panoramic views of the Kinkowan region, part of Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park, will show the dramatic and almost alien landscape that has been shaped over time by Sakurajima. Sit back and take in all the sights as your pilot flies you around Kagoshima City at the base of the volcano ― a testimony to how people and nature can live in perfect harmony. When your sightseeing flight is complete and you return to the ground, gazing up at Sakurajima may never be the same again. Book now for a unique and enriching experience of the grand Sakurajima Volcano!

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