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Daikanbo Overlook, Aso

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#1 of 124 in Parks in Kumamoto Prefecture
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Take in the view at Daikanbo Overlook, 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 Overlook 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... 
    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. 
    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
    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 »

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