Aso shrine one of the oldest and most prominent shrines in Japan, and was built in 281 before accession of the 1st Emperor Jinmu.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.The shrine is popular as a god protecting worshipers from traffic...more
Sensui-kyo is a ravine located in a place with an altitude of 900m of the foot in Mt. Aso-takadake, where a dynamic view of the Aso valley and northern part of Aso Caldera can look down under their view. Along with Mt. Unzen and the Kirishima plateau, Sensui-kyo is one of the most beautiful places of azalea in Kyushu; about 50,000 shares of azaleas...more
Issingyo big cherry tree located at foot of Mt. Aso provide one of the most beautiful cherry blossoms in Kyushu.The overview of the tree;- Age : 400 years- Height : 35m- Branch tension: 26mBest season to see beautiful cherry blossoms is at the end of March to in the middle of April.more
Mount Aso, is the largest active volcano in Japan, and is among the largest in the world.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 central cone group of Aso consists of five mountains:...more
There are many displays, including rocks, scales, types of volcanoes, evolution of the landscape in the surrounding, evolution of the agriculture.Sadly, most of it is in japanese, so you better get some japanese guide to help you. I haven't seen any at the Museum itself.more
1600-3 Akamizu, Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture, 869-2232, Japan
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Couples
385-1 Uchinomaki, Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture, 869-2301, Japan
Good for: Solo
1420 Kurabaru, Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture, 869-2224, Japan
Good for: Solo
Favorite Dish: Kumamoto-cow. The people are proud of having something else then fish on their menu. Because the agricultural background of this area, one also has here more cattle then elsewhere in Japan. Traditional dish is a kind of gourmet of Kumamoto-cow.
From Kumamoto to Beppu, a railroad stretches straight through the Mt.Aso-caldera and connects East and West. Roads are few, but (foot)paths are going in all directions.By foot you will discover the nicest places. There are few busservices but not with tight or even frequent scheduels.more
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Closer to the rim on the East-side (and South West) side, there are almost totally hidden hot-springs. No massive tourism (they go to Beppu and Mt.Unsen) but lovely little secrets waiting to be discovered. Therefor hiking in and around Mt. Aso is highly recommended and will leave you with many lovely memories of the Land of the Rising Sun.more
The visitorcentre in the middle of the Caldera-crater at the foot of the bundle of new volcanoes that rise slowly but steadily up in the enormous gab that their grandfather left. These volcanoes are very active and most of the time the climb to the crater-rim is prohibited (safe, but also sad for visitors that want to see real lava or firy fountains). However in the cratermouth are several camera's and the images of what they see can be followed in the visitor-centre.
Fondest memory: The views from the slopes of the new volcanoes towards the walls around that form the caldera-crater of the once unimaginable big volcano that exploded.