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
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 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.
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
|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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