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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  • It was raining, but still majestic was fascinated! Hokkaido, and mother nature is different from Shinshu. Overlooking the beautiful meadows and rugged lava, mountain village landscape. A beautiful mountain peaks if it were fine right?!. Also you want to revenge.
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  • A volcano in the Soviet volcano, it is not possible to close the mountain. It is more interesting to go to the Soviet and have a train with a Soviet boy. You can choose to take a bus to the Volcano Museum to see the information, or go to the grass thousands of miles. You can also go to a nearby farm to live in the zoo. A helicopter can also be used to participate in the fire.
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  • Seems to point to the large crater or Caldera, in a broad sense includes Mt. ASO in the narrow sense is a central part of ASO wushan area. When you looked at the crater floor from the Grand view peak Observatory of Somma, was overwhelmed by the scale of. Because of the crater floor is not even half of the total area, has 380 km 2 area has 3 municipalities, 50000 people are living. A panoramic view of the world is worth a look.
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