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Aso Volcano Museum, Aso
(3/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Regrettably, the earthquake has left the area with a Level 3 safety requirement. As of the date of posting, you cannot get within 3 km of the active caldera. The museum is open but you really need a c...  more »
  • Under the influence of the Kumamoto earthquake is closed did so, but was being reopened from 11 October! In progress that usually more cheap admission, (500 yen). ASO formation and geology, as well as, was studied as well as the history and culture of the ASO. Learn about ASO visited the long-awaited, so very good.
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  • Active volcano and imposing. Around, beautiful parks that provide beautiful photos. Of the Centre it is possible to have a beautiful panoramic view and smell the Brimstone. A must for anyone who is in Kumamoto.
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  • The museum in general is OK, but it looks a little bit outdated, as it has been opened about 20 years ago, and all dioramas and pictures are from then.
  • 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.
  • Needs an update. And charging what they do when (understandably) the live crater cameras are out of action is a wee bit off. An English audio guide would help too. Rainy day stuff if the view is obscured.
  • Educational but the exhibition and film need to be updated.
  • An museum ( entrance fee needed ) with old information ! 5 minutes drive ( 30 min walking distance ) from the cable car station to the creator of Mt Aso !