LIVING IN JAPAN

Living in the Shade of Sakurajima—The Most Active Volcano in Japan

Where ash-fall is an everyday occurrence

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live next to — or on — an active volcano? Well, that is what the people of Kagoshima, Japan, experience every day.

Sakurajima is an active stratovolcano just four kilometers across Kagoshima Bay from downtown Kagoshima City, in southern Japan. Although its name means “cherry blossom island,” it is no longer an island as a result…

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Diane Neill Tincher

Diane Neill Tincher

Top writer in Travel. I’ve lived in Japan since 1987 & love learning, history, & the beauty of nature. Pls use my link to join Medium: https://bit.ly/3rNvCND