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Aso

Premier vistas from an active volcano caldera

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Where to eat in Aso

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Olmo Coppia

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The little lane narrowed the further it got from the main road and I began to wonder if there is indeed a temple of vegan del...

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Ignatius Koh

Aso is Kumamoto's most fascinating sightseeing spot. From having the largest inhabited caldera in the world to the surroundin...

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Aso Boy

Aso Boy

Guillaume Doré

Ride the Aso Boy train on the line between Kumamoto and Beppu. A nice train with a cute dog mascot and a kid playground in on...

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Kokuzo Shrine

Kokuzo Shrine

Ekaterina Bespyatova

Kokuzo shrine is featured in the Engishiki, a thousand-year-old book from the Heian period. It's one of the oldest shrines in...

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Aso-Kuju National Park

Aso-Kuju National Park

Ignatius Koh

The Aso-Kuju National Park in Kyushu and the magnificent bowl-shaped caldera of Mount Aso is a spectacular sight to behold. H...

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About Aso

Aso is Kumamoto's most fascinating sightseeing spot. From having the largest inhabited caldera in the world to the surrounding verdant grasslands, Aso thrives with incredible vistas of Japanese heritage and geographical wonders.

Due to Mount Aso being a living and active volcano, there are sometimes warnings in effect that can affect sightseeing visits. Always check the volcano's current status before a visit to the Aso area. Even if you happen to visit when there is an exclusion range in effect, you'll still be treated to incredible rural sights. Renowned for its sublime natural parks (like Aso Geopark) and unspoiled landscapes (Kujuu National Park), Aso is a premier destination for any nature lover or metropolitan aiming to escape the city's overwhelming atmosphere.

Retreat to Aso for a rejuvenating visit at any one of their many attractions, including thermal hot springs like Akamizu Spa, Uchinomaki Spa, or Sensuikyo. The vista from the cable car near Mount Aso is especially awe-inspiring for its panoramic views of the commanding and powerful volcano.

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