Aso-san Travel Guide

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Aso-san Things to Do

  • Aso Shrine

    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...

  • Kusasenrigahama

    Kusasenrigahama is a beautiful prairie of 785,000 square m in the crater which spreads in northern part of Mt. Eboshi that is one of the Aso Five Mountains.

  • Sensui-kyo revine

    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...

  • Issinngyo big cherry tree

    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.

  • Mt. Aso

    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:...

  • Visit the Museum about volcanoes

    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.


Aso-san Hotels

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  • Aso Plaza Hotel

    1287 Uchinomaki, Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture, 869-2301, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Aso Resort Grandvrio Hotel

    1600-3 Akamizu, Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture, 869-2232, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Yumeoiso

    385-1 Uchinomaki, Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture, 869-2301, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

Aso-san Restaurants

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    Pride of the region: Kumamoto Cow!

    by Pavlik_NL Updated Jan 6, 2003

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    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.

    Finally some meat on the table  (-:

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Aso-san Transportation

  • Namino Station

    Namino Station is a JR Hohi Line train station located at the highest point (754m above sea level) in Kushu region.

  • From Kumamoto to Beppu, a...

    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.

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Aso-san Off The Beaten Path

  • Shirakawa Yoshimi-jinja

    Shirakawa Yoshimi-jinja is a shrine in the Shirakawa-suigen and was built in the 15th century as the Guardian deity of Shirakawa-suigen.[Back to Kumamoto-ken]

  • Shirakawa Suigen

    Shirakawa Suigen is the fountainhead of Shirakawa river that is one of the first class rivers of Japan.The quantity of water that spouts with the sand at the bottom of the pond is approximately 60 tons per minute.[Back to Kumamoto-ken]

  • Closer to the rim on the...

    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.


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    The visitorcentre in the...

    by Pavlik_NL Written Oct 13, 2002

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    Favorite thing: 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.

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