Sakurajima Ferry Yorimichi Cruise



Yorimichi Cruise is the about 50 minutes cruise from Kagoshima City to Sakurajima.

Normal Sakurajima ferry takes only 15 minutes from Kagoshima City to Sakurajima. However, Yorimichi cruise will delight you with various beautiful view of Sakurajima and Kinko Bay.

Why not take Yorimichi Cruise?



Join Yorimichi Cruise

I took Yorimichi cruise in a pleasant sunny day of autumn.

Sakurajima ferry runs between Kagoshima City and Sakurajim in 15 minutes for 24 hours.


Yorimichi cruise started its history from 2011.

It departs Kagoshima City at 11:05 every day.


How to take Yorimichi Cruise

You can buy the ticket of Yorimichi cruise 1 month before the cruise.

If you buy the ticket at the day of the cruise, it is wise to buy it until 10:45.


Cruise Starts

I took my car to the Yorimich Cruise to enjoy driving after arrival at Sakurajima.

Sakurajima Ferry

You can buy ticket as shown by the red arrow at the following picture.

Sakurajima Ferry


Please be noted that the ticket fee is only half-way from Kagoshima City to Sakurajima.

(You have to buy another ticket to return from Sakurajima to Kagoshima City.)


Udon Noodle of Yorimichi Cruise

Local people enjoy udon noodle when they took Sakurajima Ferry.

You can also enjoy the noodle at Yorimichi Cruise.

Sakurajima Ferry Udon Noodle


The weather was lovely when I took the cruise.

I recommend you to check the weather forecast and the wind direction before taking the cruise, so that volcano ash won’t hurt your eyes.

Sakurajima Ferry Cruise


Blue sky and rocky surface of the volcano make the beautiful contrast.

Sakurajima Ferry Cruise


Special guide are stationed at the observatory deck to make explanation of Sakurajima for you.

Sakurajima Ferry Cruise


Steam comes out from the volcano before its eruption as the following picture.

Sakurajima Ferry Cruise


The volcano erupted enormously!

Sakurajima Ferry Cruise



Kanze is the beach which only appeared at the low tide.

The height of the lighthouse is 18 meter. (Its light reaches 24 km away).

Sakurajima Ferry Cruise

Satsuma domain fortified Kanze with stone walls to battle with the British navy in 1863.


Taisho Eruption in 1914 created an enormous amount of lava and the strait between Kagoshima City and Sakurajima got narrow.

This made the tidal current of the strait faster and washed away stone walls.


Video of Yorimichi Cruise

I edited the following video to tell you about the wonderful view of the cruise.

Please watch and enjoy!


Information of Yorimichi Cruise

Time of Departure

11:05 everyday

Time of Cruise

50 minutes

Ticket Fee

500 for adult, 250 yen for child

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