Sakurajima in All Seasons

Kagoshima's volcano throughout the year

By Mandy Bartok    - 1 min read

Sakurajima, a massive volcano, looms over the southern Japanese city of Kagoshima. It can be seen from multiple vantage points throughout the city and reached via a ten-minute ferry ride from Kagoshima port. Sakurajima's lofty peaks change their appearance throughout the year. In summer, they can be covered in clouds while in winter, a rare frigid day can see them cloaked in snow. I was lucky enough to catch the volcano on a windy and rainy day ... which resulted in a display of several rainbows over the mountains and sea!

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Mandy Bartok

Mandy Bartok @mandy.bartok

Japan resident for 9 years, with time spent in Okinawa, Kumamoto and Tokyo.