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Aira Volcano, Japan

From series “Sleeping Super-Volcanoes Capable of Destroying Whole Regions”
Kyushu Island has a huge Aira Volcano. Its length is 23 kilometres and 17 kilometres width. According to the scientists’ research, this caldera has appeared about 22 000 years ago after a tremendous volcano explosion. Even now the volcano is quite dangerous for the planet. On the territory of the caldera is placed Kagoshima town, not far from it you can see a young active composite Sakurajimais volcano.

It was formed 13 000 years ago and now is one of the most active Japanese volcanoes. Its last eruption was in 1914. Before it, an earthquake series came to the region. It has been erupted for several months and has drastically changed the surrounding landscapes. The erupted lava made up a new Sakurajimais peninsula. About 1 000 years the volcano erupted regularly and, in such way, decreased the possibility of the Aira Volcano eruption. This volcano is more dangerous than the Sakurajimais volcano.

Tourists like to keep watch over the Sakurajimais volcano. A lot of people come to see how the fountains of lave go from the vent funnel. The top of the volcano is usually covered with a cloud of smoke. Ferries get people to the volcano and guides tell interesting excursions about it. Recently there was opened an interesting museum that is dedicated to the history of the Sakurajimais volcano’s eruptions. There was collected a lot of vivid pictures made during the eruption. Also, there is represented a collection of interesting geological simples. Next - Volcano Campi Flegrei

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Parking: 'Kajikiundojo Parking Lot' in 7.19 km
Apotheek: 'Fleur Pharmacy' in 6.76 km
Police station: 'Aira Police Station' in 6.34 km
Railway station: 'Ryugamizu Station' in 6.31 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Kumamoto Airport KMJ - in 131 km
 »  Fukuoka Airport FUK - in 215 km
 »  Oita Airport OIT - in 224 km
 »  Kita Kyushu Airport KKJ - in 242 km
 »  Hiroshima West Airport HIW - in 342 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Aira Volcano

Hotel Kyocera

Located in 11 km from Aira Volcano
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Rooms: 328
Decorated in pastels and light wood, rooms at Kyocera Hotel offer pay TV channels and include an en suite bathtub with a shower attachment. Some … More: photo, rates and booking
Urban Port Hotel Kagoshima

Located in 12 km from Aira Volcano
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Rooms: 102
The air-conditioned rooms feature a flat-screen TV with VOD channels, a fridge and an electric kettle with green tea bags. Japanese Yukata robes and … More: photo, rates and booking
Sun Days Inn Kagoshima

Located in 13 km from Aira Volcano
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Rooms: 351
The modern air-conditioned rooms feature a desk, a flat-screen TV and a fridge. Guests can make green tea using the electric kettle and borrow a … More: photo, rates and booking
Silk Inn Kagoshima

Located in 14 km from Aira Volcano
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Rooms: 96
The air-conditioned rooms feature a flat-screen TV with VOD channels, a fridge and an electric kettle with green tea bags. Japanese Yukata robes and … More: photo, rates and booking

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