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Kyushu Travel Guide

Aso & Takachiho / Dynamic nature 2 days tour

 

The dynamic nature of Aso including Takachiho area is located in the center of Kyushu

and is spreading around Mount Aso.

Mount Aso is the largest active volcano in Japan, and is among the largest in the world.

Mount Aso has a fairly large caldera which is one of the largest caldera in the world, 25 km

north-south and 18 km east-west with a circumference of around 120 km, although sources

vary on the exact distance.

The present Aso caldera formed as a result of four huge caldera eruptions occurring over

a range of 90,000 to 300,000 years ago.

 

The tour introduces the large scale of the Dynamic Nature which cannot be seen in no

other area in Japan.

 


 

Tour Conditions

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 4 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka–city, please specify the place where you want
・Tour date : please specify the date

・English, Chinese or Korean speaking guide is accompanied

・Chartered vehicle is utilized such as a taxi or bus as per number of person

    if you use a taxi, a foreign language (English, Chainese or Korean ) speaking driver

    can be arranged.    

 

 

 

 Day 1  

 

Itinerary

Depart  Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Aso

Exploring Aso

 Tourist Tram : Minami Aso Rail Way  → Lunch at TakamoriDengaku-no sato 

  Kusasenri-ga-hama   → MountAso   → Nabegataki Waterfall

Stay at Kurokawa Onsen

 


 

Where to explore

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.


 

Kusasenri-ga-hama

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


 

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
 

 

Nabegataki Waterfall

Nabegataki Waterfall is a hidden tourist spot in Kumamoto prefecture, located just outside

Oguni town in Aso region.

One of the area’s more well-known waterfalls. Looking like a mini-Niagara.


 

Kurokawa Onsen

Located on the northern side of  Mount Aso 

Widely known for its open-air baths, it is one of the best places to enjoy the atmosphere of

old town in Japan, where more than 20 Inns (Ryokan)and gift shops standing in a row

along the Tanoharu River, a headstream of the Chikugo River.


 

 Day 2  

 

Itinerary

Leave  Kurokawa Onsen

Exploring Daikanbo

Transfer toTakachiho

Exploring Takachiho

 Takachiho Gorge     → Takachiho shrine→ AmanoIwato shrine

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Arriva at Fukuoka-city

 


 

Where to explore

Daikanbo 

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.


 

Takachiho Gorge 

A narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase River.  The nearly sheer cliffs lining the

gorge are made of slow forming volcanic basalt columns which resemble the scales of a dragon

where the stone twisted and flowed as it formed.

 


  

Takachiho shrine   

Located just west of the town center, is nestled in a grove of tall cedars. During the day the shrine’s

nondescript, unpainted buildings blend in naturally with the surrounding trees. In the evening,

you can enjoy the Yokagura Dance.


 

Amano Iwato shrine

About ten kilometers outside of central Takachiho the Shrine was built near the cave where

Amaterasu is said to have hid herself away.  The cave cannot be approached, however,

there is an observation deck behind the shrine’s main building.


 

Featured tours  

Kumamoto-prefecture & Miyazaki-prefecture tours

・ Kumamoto, Aso and Takachiho 3 days tour

Aso and Takachiho / Dynamic Nature 2 days tour    

・ Takachiho one-day tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 2 days tour

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 
 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

 

 

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.

The central cone group of Aso consists of five mountains: Mt.Naka, Mt.Neko, Mt.Taka, Mt. Eboshi, and

Mt.Kishima.  Last major eruption of Mt. Naka was in 1993.

 


 

Exploring Munt Aso

        To the Ropeway station

              Ropeway station

     To the Crater of Naka-dake


 

                  Around Crater 

                  Around Crater 

                  Shrine on top


 

 

         Look down the Crater

                      Crater

                      Crater


 

            West side of Crater

          Central area of Crater

             East side of Crater


 

 Location of Aso 

   

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Aso-city, Aso-gun Takamoricho and Minami-Aso Village
Access

30 minutes by a vehicle from JR Miyaji Station

80 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Takachiho

2 hours and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

2 hours and 50 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city


 

Featured tours  

Kumamoto-prefecture   &   Miyazaki-prefecture 

・ Kumamoto, Aso and Takachiho 3 days tour

Aso and Takachiho / Dynamic nature 2 days tour    

・ Takachiho one-day tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 2 days tour

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 Contact us   

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897 , Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Daikanbo

 

The perfect spot view the five peak of Mount Aso 

Daikanbo is a Mecca for tourists visiting 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. Early in the morning, the clouds had spread out below us, and hung

over the caldera as if they were a large sea.

 Over view from Daikanbo

 At the top

 Observatory place 
View from the top View from the top View from the top
View from the top Aso Caldera map
Access to Daikanbo
Burning of the grassland Burning of the grassland  Burning of the grassland 
 

 

 Location of Aso 

   

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Yamada, Aso-city, Kumamoto-prefecture
Access

25 minutes by a vehicle from JR Miyaji Station

80 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

90 minutes by a vehicle from Takachiho

130 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city


 

Featured tours  

Kumamoto-prefecture   &   Miyazaki-prefecture 

・ Kumamoto, Aso and Takachiho 3 days tour

Aso and Takachiho / Dynamic nature 2 days tour    

・ Takachiho one-day tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 2 days tour

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 Contact us   

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address : AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Kusasenri-ga-hama

 

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.

Visitors can enjoy the various seasons from its vivid green summer to the fantastic silvery winter,

as well as riding horses and strolling around throughout the year.


 

 Location of Aso 

   

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Nagakusa, Aso-city, Kumamoto-prefecture
Access

20 minutes by a vehicle from JR Miyaji Station

70 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

60 minutes by a vehicle from Takachiho

2 hours and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

2 hours and 50 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city


 

Featured tours  

Kumamoto-prefecture   &   Miyazaki-prefecture 

・ Kumamoto, Aso and Takachiho 3 days tour

Aso and Takachiho / Dynamic nature 2 days tour    

・ Takachiho one-day tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 2 days tour

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 Contact us   

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897 , Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Aso Shrine

 

Aso Shrine is popular as a god protecting worshipers from traffic accidents, and exorcism, marriae,

and learning. Aso shrine one of the oldest and most prominent shrines in Japan, and was built in 281

before accession of the 1st Emperor Jinmu.

The shrine is located in the center of the caldera of Mt. Aso and the caldera is known as
the largest in the world in which people are actually living.


 

Aso Shrine after the Earthquake


 

Hiburi-shinji Festival


 

 Location of Aso 

   

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 3083-1 Miyaji, Ichinomiya-cho Aso-city, Kumamoto-prefecture
Access

5 minutes by a vehicle from JR Miyaji Station

1 hour by a vehicle from JR Kumamoto Station


 

Featured tours  

Kumamoto-prefecture   &   Miyazaki-prefecture 

・ Kumamoto, Aso and Takachiho 3 days tour

Aso and Takachiho / Dynamic nature 2 days tour    

・ Takachiho one-day tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 2 days tour

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 Contact us   

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Sensui-kyo ravine

 

Sensui-kyo is the ravine located in a place with an altitude of 900m of the foot in Mout Aso

Nakadake, where a dynamic view of the Aso valley and northern part of Aso Caldera can look 

down under their view. 

Along with Unzen and the Kirishima plateau, Sensui-kyo is one of the most beautiful places

of azalea in Kyushu; about 50,000 shares of azaleas dye whole area pink from the middle of

May to the beginning of June.


 

 Location of Aso 

   

 


 

 General information  

 

Address Hisage, Kario, Aso-city, Kumamoto-prefecture
Access

80 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from Takachiho

2 hours and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

2 hours and 50 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city


 

Featured tours  

Kumamoto-prefecture   &   Miyazaki-prefecture 

・ Kumamoto, Aso and Takachiho 3 days tour

Aso and Takachiho / Dynamic nature 2 days tour    

・ Takachiho one-day tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 2 days tour

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 Contact us   

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Kumamoto City Tram

 

The convenient public transportation to travel in the Kumamoto-city

There are two lines ;  A line and B line. Most of the stops on the A line and B line are the same.

Popular stops that both lines go to include Suizenji-koen Park, Kumamoto Castle, Shimo-tori

Shopping Street and the Kumamoto Kotsu Centre Bus Station.


 

Main destinations of each line

A line : Tasakibashi, Kumamoto station, Karashimacho, Kumamoto Catle, Toricho-suji,

              Kotsukyoku-mae, Suizenji-koen Park, Kengunmachi

B line : Kamikumamoto station, Shinmachi, Nishikarashimacho, Karashimacho, Kumamoto Catle,

             Toricho-suji, Kotsukyoku-mae, Suizenji-koen Park, Kengunmachi

Kumamoto Castle

Shimo-tori Shopping Street

Suizenji-koen Park


 

 Location of Kumamoto

     

 


 

 General information  

 

 

Fare  
Single use JPY 170 for Asult,  JPY 90 for Child
One-day Pass JPY 500 for Asult,  JPY 250 for Child

Country-wide compatible IC Cards is accepted

 


 

Featured tours  

Kumamoto-prefecture   &   Miyazaki-prefecture 

・ Kumamoto, Aso and Takachiho 3 days tour

Aso and Takachiho / Dynamic nature 2 days tour    

・ Takachiho one-day tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 2 days tour

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 Contact us  

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Aso Tourist Tram

 

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 on a pleasant 30 minute train ride.


 

 Location of Aso 

   

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 1537-2 Oaza-Takamori,  Takamori-machi, Aso-gun, Kumamoto-city

Access to

Takamori station

35 minutes by a vehicle from Aso-city

70 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

40 minutes by a vehicle from Takachiho

2 hours and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

Operate day 

Saturday, Sunday, and National holidays

March 17 to April 8 
April 28 to May 6
July 21 to August 31 
Fare

One way JPY 790 ( between Takamori and Nakamatsu)

Round trip JPY 1,380


 

Featured tours

Kumamoto-prefecture   &   Miyazaki-prefecture 

・ Kumamoto, Aso and Takachiho 3 days tour

Aso and Takachiho / Dynamic nature 2 days tour    

 Takachiho one-day tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 2 days tour

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 Contact us   

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897, Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Shimo-tori Shopping Street

 

The largest shopping arcade in Kumamoto prefecture

The center of fashion and amusement where department stores and boutiques

line up and also there are gourmet area where cafes and restaurants including

local cousin restaurants opened daytime and nighttime.

511 metre Shopping arcade with 15mtre width; the street is also used as a place

for performances by street musicians and exhibitions of various organizations.


 

 Location of Kumamoto

     

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 2 Shimotori to Tetorihonmachi, Kumamoto-city, Kumamoto-prefecture
Access

A short walk to the street entrance from Toricho-suji Tram station 

10 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kumamoto station


 

Featured tours  

Kumamoto-prefecture   &   Miyazaki-prefecture 

・ Kumamoto, Aso and Takachiho 3 days tour

Aso and Takachiho / Dynamic nature 2 days tour    

・ Takachiho one-day tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 2 days tour

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 Contact us   

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897 , Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

Suizenji-koen Park

 

Imitated the beautiful scenery of Japan

It is a refined circular garden of Momoyama period style and represents the 53 Stations of the Tokaido

Road including Mt. Fuji.

The fresh springs in the garden release clean, cold water, which flows there from Mt. Aso via

underground currents.

In 1636, Tadatoshi, the third Lord of Hosokawa, began its construction as a tea retreat, and he also

built the temple here for Priest Gentaku called Suizenji.

This beautiful Momoyama style garden evolve during the reigns of the fourth and fifth Lords.

In all it took about 80 years to complete.

 


 

 Location of Kumamoto

     

 


 

 General information  

 

Address 8-1 Suizenji-koen, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto-city
Access

15 minutes by tram from Kumamoto-ekimae to Suizenji-koen-shita

then 4 minutes walk from Suizenji-koen-shita station

10 minutes walk from JR Shin-Suizenji-koen-shita

Open hours

7:00 to 18:00 March to October

8:30 to 17:00 November to February

Admission fee JPY 400
Days closed No closing days

 

Featured tours  

Kumamoto-prefecture   &   Miyazaki-prefecture 

・ Kumamoto, Aso and Takachiho 3 days tour

Aso and Takachiho / Dynamic nature 2 days tour    

・ Takachiho one-day tour

Amakusa / UNESCO Hidden Christian sites 2 days tour

Kyushu Round tours

・ 11 days Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Northern & Central Kyushu tour

・ 8 days Southern Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-West Kyushu tour

・ 7 days Central Kyushu tour

・ 6 days North-Eest Kyushu tour

 


 

 Contact us   

 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

 Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897 , Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture