Aso travel guide
Aso gives a lot of 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 cuisines.
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
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.
|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.
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.
Local cuisines, Featured restaurant
Enjoy Aso beef and local cuisines called dengaku. The restaurant uses the old private house with thatch
roof built more than 200 years ago.
Bake the meat and local ingredients with charcoal at a Japanese traditional style fire place.
Aso Akaushi beef rice bowl
Aso Akaushi laterally means red beef that is unique in that it has a higher proportion of red meat
with just the right amount of fat, combined with great taste, tenderness and healthiness.
Aso Akaushi beer rice bowl is a local cuisine in Aso consisting of a bowl of rice put in a mildly
sweet sauce and topped with Akaushi beef and egg.
Location of Aso
|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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