Daikanbo, Aso

4.5
#1 of 86 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 trip generator.
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  • August 15, 2017
    This volcano is the largest active volcano in Japan. And one of the largest in the world. From a number of beautiful vantage points you can look at the five peaks. Really a magnificent view. That is, except a souvenir shop, also the only thing to do here is. It is, however, need to have your own transport. Public verver is complicated or not at all available
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  • August 1, 2017
    Views is unfortunately the weather was not very good at. I would like to visit again when the weather's nice. Beautiful green of early summer are recommended as I think.
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  • July 23, 2017
    View peak, Suai o you can see the famous mountains, separately is root Yue, Takaoka, Zhong Yue, Yue Wu hat, standing Island mountain. In addition to Suai mountains, you still can be 360-degree views of mountains, really beautiful and worth a tour.
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