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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,



Travelling route


Day 1 : Fukuoka-city  → Kumamoto →   Aso  →  stay at Kurokawa Onsen

Day 2 :  Aso  sightseeing →   stay at Kurokawa Onsen

Day 3 : Takachiho sightseeing  → Fukuoka-city 


















Tour conditions 


The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 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

・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.



Day 1  


Depart  Fukuoka-city  → transfer to  Kumamoto   ( 100 minutes)

Sight seeing Kumamoto   : Kumamoto Castle and  Suizenji-koen Park   

Transfer to Aso

Sightseeing AsoDaikanbo   

Stay at  Kurokawa Onsen


Option : the following site can be arranged as a option.

Kikuchi Valley



Where to explore


Kumamoto Castle

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.


Suizenji-koen Park

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

underground currents.




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 


Kurokawa Onsen

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.





Kikuchi Valley

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.



Day 2   


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.

Aso shrine 

Nabegataki Waterfalls 

Sensui-kyo ravine



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.



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


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 

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 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. 



Nabegataki Waterfalls

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.



Sensui-kyo 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. 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.



Day 3  


Check out Kurokawa Onsen

transfer to Takachiho

Sightseening Takachiho  : Takachiho Gorge Takachiho Shrine Amano Iwato Shrine

Back to Fukuoka-city



Where to explore


Takachiho Gorge

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.



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.

The light that filters through, brings with it an air of calm, peaceful reverence.



Amano Iwato Shrine

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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