Daikanbo, Aso

4.5
#1 of 87 in Parks in Kumamoto Prefecture
Take in the view at Daikanbo, an observation area within the national park. The scenic spot, located on the top of a hill, offers views of five peaks of the mountain range, said to resemble a reclining Buddha. An onsite visitor center introduces the area, the significance of the view, and includes a restaurant serving light refreshments. To reach the observation platform, travel by car and use the onsite parking lot, or drop by as part of a longer walk through the national park. Make Daikanbo a centerpiece of your Aso vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Aso travel itinerary planner.
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  • Going to see in the panoramic views of the nature as the name suggests, is very nice. Weather permitting, especially views and overlooking the ASO. Corn eating while watching the scenery could feel quite delicious.
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  • This is a great lookout point. the view of the valley and the mountain range was stunning! Impossible to capture the beauty on photo. we stood there for quite sometime just soaking in the view We were...  more »
  • Originally did not hope, went to see, but the wind scenery is super beautiful. The shop is also a snack. It was about 15 minutes from the parking lot and there were people driving but not recommended.
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  • Fabulous views as you can really appreciate the immense size of Aso eruption to create the entire Aso region.
  • Easy to access by bus. The view look nice and the air was so refreshing
  • As the name in Japanese states,it's the "great view of the summit"! Marvelous scenery and views here
  • Great views from here.
  • nice view

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