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Explore Sakurajima! Kayaking and Trekking with an Adventurer, Naomi Nomoto

Explore Sakurajima! Kayaking and Trekking with an Adventurer, Naomi Nomoto


Naomi Nomoto, a world-traveled adventurer, guides this tour of the scenic Sakurajima, one of the world's most active volcanoes. Together, depart on the ocean by sea kayak and make your way to an area only accessible by sea where you will trek across a lava canyon and enjoy a unique one-of-a-kind nature experience.


  • Paddle a sea kayak around Sakurajima,  with the spectacular views.
  • Trek across the canyons created by lava. You can feel the formation of the volcano over time.
  • Make lunch together using local unique ingredients, and enjoy a cup of exceptional coffee.

Naomi, President of Kagoshima Sea Kayaks, has been on many adventures around the world, including a sea kayaking voyage from Alaska to Canada, a Grand Canyon kayaking expedition, crossing Australia (Perth to Sydney) on bicycle, and hiking the John Muir Trail. Through his travels around the world, Naomi has realized the greatness of the world-class active volcano, Sakurajima, and Kinko Bay in Kagoshima, where he was born and raised. Now, Naomi shares that greatness with his experiences of the world.

On this one-day tour, paddle a sea kayak around Sakurajima and enjoy the spectacular views and the lava coast which can only be seen from the sea. You will experience the diverse and rich nature, including the natural beauty and changes in vegetation created from lava flows over time, the wild birds living there, Kinko Bay with its diverse fish and seaweed from shallow waters and the deep sea, and the lives of the people living off the bounties of the island. After landing on a shore that can only be reached from the ocean, you will make lunch together using local ingredients unique to Kagoshima and enjoy a cup of exceptional coffee. Trek across and explore the canyons created by lava. You can feel the formation of the volcano over time.

We can also arrange an intermediate-level course for participants to enjoy sea kayaking in a relaxed atmosphere.
Please inquire when applying.




1-2pax Group Size ¥99,250 /group
3pax Group Size ¥124,250 /group
4pax Group Size ¥149,250 /group
5pax Group Size ¥174,250 /group
6pax Group Size ¥199,250 /group


– English-speaking guide 
– Instructor
– Rental fee of kayak / paddle / life jacket
– Insurance
– Lunch ingredients, coffee 

Not included:
– Sportswear 
– Beverages

6 hours
Start at 9am

Meeting Point:
Entrance of "Rainbow Sakurajima"
– 5 minutes walk from the ferry pier on Sakurajima side.

Attendee Requirement:
Minimum 1 to Maximum 6 persons in a group


Meet your guide at "Rainbow Sakurajima"
The guide will share the introduction of Sakurajima volcano on the way to meet Kagoshima Kayaks’ instructor.
After meeting the instructor, he will take you to the starting point of the kayak experience.

Subject to change due to weather conditions or other circumstances
9:00  Meet at Rainbow Sakurajima
9:30  Start sea kayaking after self-introductions and a brief safety lecture
12:00  Lunch on an uninhabited island or on a beach accessible only by sea
14:00  End of sea kayaking
15:00  End at Rainbow Sakurajima


Book before
One week (negotiable)

Items to be prepared by participants
– Clothing and shoes that can get wet
*Synthetic fiber clothing is recommended. 
– A change of clothes
– Towel
– Beverages
– And most importantly, a love for nature and a playful spirit.

Please check our cancellation policy.– If the tour is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, a notice will be sent by email before 6 PM (JST) 1 day prior to the tour. The guests will be able to reschedule/choose an alternative day or the tour fee paid will be fully refunded.

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