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Self-guided Aso & Takachiho 3 days tour

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The dynamic nature of Aso and Takachiho where is spreading around Mount Aso.

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

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. 

You will discover the large scale of the Dynamic nature which cannot be seen in no other

area in Japan.



Day by Day


Day 1 Aso       


Where to explore               


The perfect spot view the five peak of Mount AsoDaikanbo literally

means a big observatory peak.  From the observation site, you can

clearly see its conical shape.

Nabegataki Waterfall 

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.

Kurokawa Onsen

The most popular Onsen resort in Aso region, 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.


Depart Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Kumamoto by JR Bullet train from Hakata to Kumamoto station

   38 minutes by Sakura or 28 minutes by Mizuho

Transfer to Aso by Limited express train from Kumamoto to Aso station,

  1 hour and 20 minutes

Exploring north Aso region including the following site by the use of a chartered taxi


  Nabegataki Waterfall

Stay at Kurokawa Onsen



Day 2  Aso                                                                                       


 Where to explore         


The beautiful prairie of 785,000 square meter in the crater spreads in

northern part of Mt. Eboshi. 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.

Takamori Dengaku-no sato 

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. 

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.


Check-out hotel at Kurokawa Onsen

Exploring Aso region including the following by the use of a chartered taxi


  Mount Aso

Lunch at Takamori  Dengaku-no sato 

Exploring Aso by Tourist Tram / Minami Aso Rail Way  

Stay at Minami-Aso



Day 3  Takachiho


Where to explore             

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.

Takachiho Gorge boat riding

The most recommended activity at Takachiho Gorge.

The spot you can see waterfalls and the columnar shaped

valley together is rare in the world. 

Takachiho is a birth place of Japanese indigenous religion, Shinto. 

 In the story, Amaterasu, the Shinto 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.


Check-out hotel at Minami-Aso

Exploring Takachiho including the following sites by the use of a chartered taxi

Takachiho Gorge

Takachiho Gorge boat riding

lunch at Takachiho, Somen nagashi

Transfer to JR Kumamoto station by a chartered taxi

Transfer to Fukuoka by Bullet train from JR Kumamoto to Hataka station, 

  38 minutes by Sakura or 28 minutes by Mizuho



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