Mt. Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture

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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Minamiaso-mura holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Mt. Aso and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • With 3/14, but I was burning. Rent a car in Kumamoto station, and ran for about 1.5 hours. From the marketplace and also visit.
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  • Mt. ASO crater did not clear the weather do not speak as I think about climbing aboard the bus to see the degree of senri went up. 3/9, Mt. ASO in the snow we had to wait for weeks. Snow ball chance in there-not a lot on the way to the mountain, down to the wood of the white snow, it was a windfall.
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  • By car from Kumamoto ran toward the yufuin. Along the way, and closed areas was through the Kikuchi, but was very spectacular.
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