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Aso travel guide


Aso gives unforgettable experiences.

The active volcano Mount Aso and world’s largest caldera offer a lot of excitements. And numerous

unforgettable experiences in the rural area can be mede including Onsen, variety of sports and local




Exploring Aso


Mount Aso

The largest active volcano in Japan. Its peak is 1592 m above sea level. Its caldera is 25 km across

north to south and 18 km across east to west. The caldera has a circumference of around 120 km, 

although sources vary on the exact distance.


 Japan’s largest active volcano  Look down the Crater  Around the Crater



The beautiful prairie of 785,000 square meter in the crater spreads in northern part of Mt. Eboshi that

is one of the Aso Five Mountains. A big pond at its center and grazing horses round about make an

idyllic scene.




The perfect spot view the five peak of Mount Aso. Daikanbo literally means a big observatory peak.

The circumference of the Aso caldera is about 130 kilometers. From the observation site, you can

clearly see its conical shape.



Featured destinations


 Aso shrine   Kurokawa Onsen  Nabegataki Waterfall


 Shirakawa fountain  Sensui-kyo  Issingyo big cherry tree


Tourist Tram   Minami Aso Rail Way

Enjoy the magnificent scenery of Aso. The Minami Aso railway is a private railroad offering a

very scenic ride from Takamori to Nakamatsu in the south east of the caldera.

Lovely and magnificent scenery can be enjoyed.




Featured restaurant / Takamori Dengaku-no sato 

Enjoy Aso beef and local cuisines. The restaurant uses the old private house with thatched roof

built more than 200 years ago. Bake the meat and local ingredients with charcoal at a Japanese

traditional style fire place.



Kikuchi Valley

Enjoy short trekking in the Nature. Kikuchi Valley is located in Aso Kuju National Park and underground

water flows out of the subsoil for 4km along the valley floor.  It is also called the Kikuchi water source

and its water was selected as one of the 100 best waters in Japan.



 Location of Aso 





General information  

Address City hall : 504-1 Miyaji, Ichinomiya, Aso-city, Kumamoto-prefecture

70 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

70 minutes by a vehicle from Takachiho

140 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

Population 234,000   Population density 540


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Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.       

Tailor-made tour     Study tour     Golf tour



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