Aso Volcano Museum, Aso

The is a museum that explains volcanoes. It is near Mount Aso, the largest active volcano in Japan.The Museum is in Kusasenri, Aso City, Kumamoto Prefecture.
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  • Before meals, or climb the Summit Mt. ASO-Ku, senri heard a moment to place the caliber except uniqueness. Parking is paid.
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  • Learn about volcanic activity, description of Mt. ASO. Impressive video of the eruption. In the aftermath of the Kumamoto earthquake 3 routes in the two pass like now. The Red water through the ASO farm land cannot yet done restoration work hard. (Current 11/1017) shortly to hear news of the recovery complete what is expected.
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  • Car rental when you visit the museum parking lot is located in front of the parking fee, please refer to by first visit to ASO, Mt. ASO seems to be better focus in the foreground. Just when you visit more than twice in order to understand the volcano seems to be not too bad to hear.
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  • It's a interesting learning experience. There are free audio guides in many languages like English and Chinese. The facilities are a bit outdated but it is a cute place to enjoy a afternoon. There is ample parking. The gift shop and cafe inside is also nice. It's worth a visit if you are in the area.
  • very nice place to experience the volcano and the effect of earthquake. Theatre is cool! the area near volcano (r=1km) is restricted. However, it's still good to walk around and take some photos.
  • Very friendly staff with great knowledge and good English! The grounds around the museum are amazing for a hike!
  • We haven't been inside, but people working there can speak English and they were very helpful and kind 😊
  • The exhibition is really dated, most exhibits haven't been updated since the museum's opening in the early 1980s. (Sure, the facts displayed might not have changed, but the means to convey them have.) The entrance fee isn't exactly cheap; considering that, the overall experience is underwhelming. For people who don't read Japanese, it's hardly possible to follow. Not much explanation in English. While the website says there is a free audio guide (which we only noticed after our visit), we weren't offered one when we bought our tickets and there was no sign of an audio guide at the ticket counter. If you go to Mount Aso, you probably should visit the museum anyway. Try to get a guide in your language you're interested in the science part.

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Aso possesses plenty of accommodations, either within the main city itself, or in the surrounding rural areas. For the most convenient accommodations, simply look along the train line that runs to the north of the volcano, where you'll see a range of hotels and guesthouses, with a mix of luxurious and basic options to choose from. North of the main town, a number of hotels and "ryokan" (traditional guesthouses) get as close as they can to the hot spring. This pattern continues throughout the more rural areas, with clusters of spa hotels close to the hot springs.
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