Day 1 Aso
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 made including Onsen, variety of sports and local cuisines.
A Private car and English speaking driver will meet you at designated place such as
Airport or Hotel and navigate you the Aso and Takachiho tour.
Transfer to Aso
Tourist Tram / Minami Aso Rail Way
Lunch at Takamori Dengaku-no sato
Stay at Kurokawa Onsen or Aso region
Options : the following sites can be arranged as an option
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.
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.
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 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.
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,
more than 20 Japanese style accommodations and gift shops standing in a row along the river.
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 site can be visited as per the volcano condition.
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.