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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  • ASO caldera. You can look at the ASO. You can go by car parking space, so, it is useful.
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  • A great place to enjoy the stunning view of Aso Mountains. There is a easy-walking trail behind restroom, will take you about 5~10 minutes to the lookout. A recommended place for first-comers.  more »
  • ASO 935.9 m, highest peak of ASO in the ASO Caldera, Central crater Hill be able to 5 Mt. Kuju mountain range views, ASO said. The famous spot. Take a look at sunny day is also places to visit.
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