Mount Aso

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  • Mount Aso In The Kumamoto Prefecture

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Facts & Figures

Mount Aso is with a height of 1592 meter one of the largest volcanoes in the world. The caldera of this very active volcano on the island Kyushu has a total circumferential length of 128 kilometers. Mount Aso forms the center of the Aso-Kuju National Park. Mt. Taka, Mt. Neko, Mt. Nakadake, Mt. Kishima and Mt. Eboshi belong to the central cone group of Aso. The area is famous for many hot spring villages. Explore this place and you will feel the power of mother earth. Japan Rail Pass Since 2004 I have traveled nearly every year to Japan. The rail pass made my life easier to discover all those amazing places in my favorite country.
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Mount Aso's huge caldera was formed through a large-scale eruption appr. 300 000 years ago. Three more larger eruptions followed till 90 000 years ago.


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The volcano is located within the Aso-Kuju National Park in the Kumamoto Prefecture in Kyushu.

How to get to Mount Aso?

  • 1hr30min from Tokyo Haneda Airport to Aso-Kumamoto Airport and
  • 50min from Aso-Kumamoto Airport to Kumamoto station by bus and
  • 1hr from Kumamoto to Aso station by JR Hohi Line

Sightseeing spots


Aso Volcano Museum - great place to get information about the volcano

Kusasenri-ga-hama - explore this plain on top of a horse, the tour is possible from March till December

Mt. Nakadake - the crater of this volcano is a must-see on your trip

Aso Uchinomaki-onsen-kyo Hot Spring Village - more than 100 hot springs are located in this village

Komezuka - visit near Mt. Nakadake this perfectly shaped volcanic cone

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)


Country Gold Music Festival (around 21st)
This international country music festival is attracting each year thousands of visitors.

Where to stay near Mount Aso?

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