Kumamoto, Aso and Takachiho 3 days tour
The tour covers the major tourist destinations in the Central Kyushu.
The areas to be traveled including Takachiho formed huge caldera eruptions occurring
over a rage of 90,000 to 300,000 years ago.
As the result of the history of the earth, dynamic scenic beauty where you never seen before
can be enjoyed at any places during the tour.
And also, Takachiho is known as birth place of Japanese mythology,
Day 1 : Fukuoka-city → Kumamoto → Aso → stay at Kurokawa Onsen
Day 2 : Aso sightseeing → stay at Kurokawa Onsen
Day 3 : Takachiho sightseeing → Fukuoka-city
The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.
・Minimum number : 2 person
・Maxum number : 30 person
・Tour date : please specify the date
・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.
(1) less than 8 person
a chartered taxi is used with English speaking driver
English speaking driver assist the tour as tour guide and tour attendant
(2) more than 9 person
a chartered bus is used with Japanese speaking driver
English speaking guide who also works as a tour attendant is accompanied
for assist the tour in the case of using a chartered bus
・Accommodations is selected as per your required grade, room conditions and budget
and the location is considered sightseeing, dinner and nightlife as well.
Depart Fukuoka-city → transfer to Kumamoto ( 100 minutes)
Sight seeing Kumamoto : Kumamoto Castle and Suizenji-koen Park
Transfer to Aso
Stay at Kurokawa Onsen
Option : the following site can be arranged as a option.
Where to explore
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 Mount 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.
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.
Depart Kurokawa Onsen
Mount Aso, Nakadake
Local cuisines lunch at Takamori Dengaku-no sato
Exploring Minami Aso by Tourist Tram Minami Aso Rail Way
Stay at Kurokawa Onsen
Option : the following sites can be arranged as a option.
Where to explore
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|
Featured restaurant / Takamori Dengaku-no sato
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.
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.
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.
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 clim b behind the falls to see how the water has
carved out the rock over the year.
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. 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.
Check out Kurokawa Onsen
transfer to Takachiho
Sightseening Takachiho : Takachiho Gorge , Takachiho Shrine , Amano Iwato Shrine
Back to Fukuoka-city
Where to explore
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.
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