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Mt.Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture

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Volcano Nature / Park
The largest volcano in Japan and one of the largest in the world, Mt.Aso holds a ferocious reputation, its natural power a major influence on the surrounding landscape. The volcano's peak reaches a height of 1,592 m (5,223 ft), its ancient caldera about 25 km (15.5 mi) in diameter, with a 100 m (328 ft) circumference. It is important to note that the volcano's crater and surrounding area are often closed off due to activity, so check its status before planning to visit. An aerial lift provides a bird's-eye view of the dramatic landscape, while a parking lot only a minute's walk away caters to the less-able-bodied. Using our online itinerary creator, Minamiaso-mura attractions like Mt.Aso can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Did not go because the train was closed as well as the cable car to the top. Did not know about the closure until we got to the train station where we supposed to change to another train to Mt Aso. Th...  more »
  • Wonderful experience as we stand looking down into the crater of a live volcano. There is a rope way that will bring you to the top of the volcano. The smell of sulfur is suffocating though when we we...  more »
  • Cable car or gondola ride was still closed during March 2016. We can only see Mt. Aso from a distance. Not worth going.  more »