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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  • So good that the volcano ASO found that. This is recommended but find nothing
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  • Description of Mt. Aso, Caldera and hard work now. Touching the stones and microscope to look good as well as exhibits. 3rd floor Theater rules, about 15 minutes, watched a video about the eruption of ASO volcano, but easy to understand children.
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  • We headed into the museum for a break in our travels.... very interesting and well worth the hour we spent there. We also spent a bit of time chatting with a local gentleman who worked there... very i...  more »
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  • We haven't been inside, but people working there can speak English and they were very helpful and kind 😊
  • You can know the origination of Mt. Aso.
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  • 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.
  • The museum in general is OK, but it looks a little bit outdated, as it has been opened about 20 years ago, and all dioramas and pictures are from then.

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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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