Feels special : Dinosaur park, Sakura jima, Japan

The 8-year-old in me is alive and kicking these days. We had lizards last Wednesday, and I now give you…dinosaurs!
You see, the key to a good dinosaur park is definitely the setting, you want your monsters to have an air of credibility with a background that looks prehistoric enough. What better than a sub-tropical island with a volcano (an active one, we’re not amateurs)?

Welcome to Sakurajima, whose majestic silhouette faces Kagoshima, Japan’s southernmost big city.  That’s how it goes: one moment you’re at the Family Mart, and a ten-minutes ferry ride later you’re in a Lost World worthy landscape of jungle, wild flowers, giant black birds and well, plaster dinosaurs.

In all honesty the park is only a tiny part of the island’s attractions that also include various parks and a foot spa, you know, for the people who obviously can’t hear pterodactyls screaching in the distance.

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The island’s website, with all the info you could dream of.
Sakurajima is part of the island of Kyushu, at the very south of Japan.

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