Kumamoto, Aso & Takachiho tour
Where to Explore
Day 1 : Fukuoka-city → Kumamoto → Aso stay Kurokawa Onsen
Day 2 : Aso sightseeing → stay Kurokawa Onsen
Day 3 : Takachho sightseeing → Fukuoka-city
・Departure and disbandment place is in Fukuoka-city
・Chartered vehicle is used
・Stay at Kurokawa Onsen
・Other recommended Onsen resorts to be stayed
Uchinomaki Onsen, Oda Onsen, Shirakawa Onsen
Depart Fukuoka-city → transfer to Kumamato ( 100 minutes)
Sight seeing Kumamoto : Kumamoto Castle and Suizenji-koen Park
transfer to Aso
Sightseeing Aso : Daikanbo
Stay at Kurokawa Onsen
The Castle is one of the three great castles and one of the 100 best places in Japan to
view cherry blossoms. Due to the Earthquakes in 2016, several of the castle’s shacihoko ornaments
were destroyed, and a large number of kawara tiles also fell from the roof. Now the restoration activities
are being performed as fast as possible. Now, the Kumamoto Castle can be seen from the outside of
the moats surrounding the castle.
Imitated the beautiful scenery of Japan, 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
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
One of the most popular hot spring resort, located on the northern side of Mt. 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.
Depart Kurokawa Onsen
Nabegataki Waterfalls → Kusasenri-ga-hama → Mount Aso, Nakadake
Stay at Kurokawa Onsen
The 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.
It is very unique waterfalls, you can actually climb behind the falls to see how the water has
carved out the rock over the year.
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 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|
Check out Kurokawa Onsen
transfer to Takachiho
Sightseening Takachiho : Takachiho Gorge, Takachiho Shrine, Amano Iwato Shrine
Back to Fukuoka-city
The 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.
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. The light that filters through,
brings with it an air of calm, peaceful reverence.
Legends of Japanese mythology. In the story, Amaterasu, the Shito sun goddess, became so outraged
by her brother’s cruel pranks that she hid herself in a cave, refusing to come out and depriving the
world of her life-giving light.