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Mt.Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture

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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 to the Summit because of bad weather, the volcano Museum, "learned". With the world's leading large Caldera Volcano in at 90000 years ago erupted pyroclastic cover Kyushu Central, this time ash is likely remain in formations in Hokkaido, Japan. On the way back I realized the size of the caldera at the Somma. No wonder country fire in Kumamoto.
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  • Climbed Mt. Neko but can't climb in the regulations where a lot of my Kirishima and prospects were no toilet in the parking lot
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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 »

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