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Aso Volcano Museum, Aso
(3/5 based on 90+ 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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  • 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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  • Cue pass discount. Mt. ASO crater to look good. Instead of looking at the footage also. Once this 30 minutes is recommended. Educative effect and why is it looks like a volcano because of this rare, our volcano reference can be a great opportunity.
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  • 花左唔少時間揸車到博物館, 但結果仍係因為火山唔穩定唔可以坐覽車睇火山... 不過博物館個模型都做得好細緻, 值得一睇. 
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  • The museum in general is OK, but it looks a little bit outdated, as it has been opened about 20 years ago, and all dioramas and pictures are from then.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 !