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Daikanbo, Aso

#1 of 118 in Parks in Kumamoto Prefecture
Must see · Lookout · Mountain
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-san, the symbol of Kumamoto Prefecture, is the largest compound volcano in Japan, situated in the central part of Aso Kuju National Park. The central cone group consists of five peaks, the...  more »
  • great location of lookout - you can see the whole valley. Good explanation about the caldera - the crater of the Aso area.  more »
  • I would imagine if you are not on a tour, or have your own transport, getting here is almost impossible. However if you are doing a drive along the Yamanami Highway, this place is a must go. The view....  more »
  • We went there on a sunny winter day. Excellent walk and scenery.
  • Fabulous view.
  • As the name in Japanese states,it's the "great view of the summit"! Marvelous scenery and views here
  • Good view from here to Mt. Aso. There are also lotsa nice views from various sides of this viewing area.
  • Fabulous views as you can really appreciate the immense size of Aso eruption to create the entire Aso region.

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