Easygoing Tour

Guidance of City View

  • This tour will take you to the main sightseeing spots in Kagoshima City (Shiroyama-Iso Coursese, Waterfront Course, and Night View Course).
  • You can enjoy sightseeing at your own pace as you can begin your trip, and finish, from any of the bus stops.
  • About the City View vehicles:
    Ideal for sightseeing with their comfortable wooden interiors, wide windows, and observation seats in the last cars.
    The new-type vehicles provide even better views with the seats installed at a 5 degree angle toward the windows.
    The vehicles are usually low-floor buses for wheelchair accessibility. (The tour may be conducted using different vehicles due to inspection, or maintenance.)

Attractive three courses

  • "Shiroyama-Iso Courses"~ Explore the history of Kagoshima
  • "Waterfront Course"~ Feel the charms of Kagoshima Bay
  • "Night View Course"~ Discover another side of Kagoshima at night

Bus stations at Kagoshima Chuo Station

The buses will stop at Bus Terminal "East 4" in front of Kagoshima Chuo Station East Exit

Fare

  • A flat rate of 190 yen for all the courses (100 yen for children under elementary school age). Please put money in the box.
  • You can also use the Rapica IC Card and One-day Pass (Adults 600 yen / Children under elementary school age 300 yen) .

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City View Tour Bus Course

Shiroyama-Iso Courses

Route Kagoshima Chuo Station >> Museum of the Meiji Restoration >> Xavier Park >> Terukuni Shrine >> Bronze statue of Saigo Takamori >> Shiroyama >> Saigo cave >> Memorial to the retainers of the Satsuma domain >> Entrance of Nanshu Park >> Sengan-en (Iso Garden) >> Ishibashi Memorial Park >> Kagoshima Aquarium (Sakurajima Pier) >> Dolphin Port >> Tenmonkan >> Kagoshima Chuo Station

Timetable(PDF)
Trip
Length
The bus completes the tour cycle in approximately 60 minutes
Vehicle
Retro tram-styled vehicles

Shiroyama-Iso Courses

Waterfront Course

Route Kagoshima Chuo Station >> Museum of the Meiji Restoration >> Tenmonkan >> Dolphin Port >> Kagoshima Aquarium (Sakurajima Pier) >> Ishibashi Memorial Park >> Sengan-en (Iso Garden) >> Gionnosu Park >> Entrance of Nanshu Park >> Saigo Nanshu Kenshokan Museum >> Memorial to the Retainers of the Satsuma Domain >> Bronze statue of Saigo Takamori >> Tenmonkan >> Kagoshima Chuo Station

Timetable(PDF)
Trip
Length

The bus completes the tour cycle in approximately 75 minutes
Vehicle
Vehicles are painted in a blue-sky motif of the ocean and dolphins.

Waterfront Course

Night View Course

Route Kagoshima Chuo Station >> Tenmonkan >> Dolphin Port >> Kagoshima City Hall >> Shiroyama (Stop for 15 minutes) >> Bronze Statue of Saigo Takamori >> Tenmonkan >> Kagoshima Chuo Station

Timetable(PDF)
Trip
Length
The bus completes the tour cycle in approximately 60 minutes
Tour Date

Buses are operated on Saturdays.
Buses are operated on Fridays and Saturdays in August, December, and January.
Extra services may be provided during long holiday seasons.
Please check our website for information.

Vehicle
Retro tram-styled vehicles, or those painted in the blue-sky motif of the ocean and dolphins.

Please note

  • Bus stops for the "Museum of the Meiji Restoration," for Shiroyama-Iso Courses, and Waterfront Course are different.
    Bus stops around Dolphin Port are also different for each course.
  • Buses may be delayed due to traffic conditions.
  • Some bus routes are subject to change during events such as fireworks festivals or the Ohara Festival.

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Sakurajima Island-view

  • New sightseeing buses are available for viewing around the west part of Sakurajima.
  • Departing and arriving at Sakurajima Port, you can enjoy the great nature and sightseeing spots of Sakurajima– such as Akamizu Observation Park (featuring a monument dedicated to the legendary all-night concert by the Kagoshima-native singer, Nagabuchi Tsuyoshi), Yunohira Observation Point (located at 373 metres above sea level; it is the nearest observation spot to Sakurajima's crater and commands views of Kinko Bay and Kagoshima City's urban area).
  • The bus completes the tour cycle in approximately 60 minutes

Fares (depends on the distance travelled)

  • Adults: 120~ 440 yen / Children 60~ 220 yen
  • Rapica IC Card,
    Sakurajima Island-view One-day Pass(Adults: 500 yen / Children under elementary school age: 250 yen),
    the "Cute" universal travel pass among city buses, city trams and a ferry, can also be used for the courses.

One-day Pass (passengers can get off at any stops)

  • Adults: 500 yen / Children: 250 yen
    [Where You Can Purchase a One-day Pass]
  • On board Sakurajima Island-View Tour Bus
  • Kagoshima Chuo Station Sightseeing Information (099-253-2500)
  • Tourism Exchange Centre (099-298-5111)
  • Kagoshima Port Ticket Sales Office (099-223-7271)
  • Sakurajima Port Ship Department, Operations Division (099293-2525)
  • Kagoshima City Transport Bureau Ticket Sales Office (099-257-2101)
  • Kagoshima City Transport Bureau Sakurajima Office (099-293-4220)

Sakurajima Island-view Tour Bus Course

Route Sakurajima Port >> Hinoshima-Megumi-kan Museum >> Rainbow Kagoshima >> Sakurajima Visitor Centre >> Karasujima Observatory Point (stop for 5 minutes) >> Akamizu Observation Park (stop for 8 minutes) >> Akamizu Yunohira-guchi >> Yunohira Observation Point (stop for 15 minutes) >> Oshu elementary school >> Sakurajima Port
Trip
Length
The bus completes the tour cycle in approximately 60 minutes
Vehicle
Low-floor bus for wheelchair accessibility

Please note

  • There are 18 seats with the maximum capacity of about 30 people (14 seats when carrying wheelchairs).
  • You may not be able to ride the bus you wish when the bus reaches full capacity.
  • The tour may be conducted using different vehicles due to inspection, maintenance, or busy times.

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Guidance of Sakurajima Island-view(Kagoshima City Public Transport)

Access to Sakurajima

  • It takes approximately 15 minutes from Sakurajima Ferry Terminal to Sakurajima.
  • Access to Sakurajima Ferry Terminal is a
    ・1 minute walk from "Suizokukan-mae" bus stop on the Kagoshima City View bus line.
    ・1 minute walk from "Suizokukan-mae (Sakurajima Sanbashi)" bus stop on city bus lines.
    ・5 minute walk from "Suizokukan-guchi" tram stop on city tram lines.

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Contact Us

Division, bus

〒890-0072 Kagoshima City, Shin-ei-cho 22-28

TEL 099-257-2117
FAX 099-257-2134

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