Mt. Aso

About Mt. Aso

Mount Aso is the largest active volcano in Japan, and is among the largest in the world. It stands in Aso Kujū National Park in Kumamoto Prefecture, on the island of Kyūshū. Its peak is 1,592 m above sea level. Aso has one of the largest caldera in the world (25 km north-south and 18 km east-west).

The active volcano of Aso brings quite a significant number of tourists to the small town of Aso. The huge caldera contains the town of Aso and several volcanic peaks, including Nakadake, whose spectacular, active crater is easily accessible to tourists by toll road or ropeway.

  • Mt. Aso
  • Nakadake crater

Practical information:

  • From Tokyo Haneda to Aso-Kumamoto Airport by air then from the airport to Kumamoto Station by bus, then train from Kumamoto to Aso Station (3h20)
  • From Osaka Itami to Aso-Kumamoto Airport by air then from the airport to Kumamoto Station by bus, then train from Kumamoto to Aso Station (2h50)

Mt.Aso on our Google map

Our packages includes Mt. Aso

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NORTHERN KYUSHU 10 DAYS BY CAR

This extension tour package, which starts and ends in Fukuoka, is ideal for exploring Kyushu at your own pace. Hiring a car is an great way to explore this southern island of Kyushu: the roads are quiet, and the freedom of having a car allows you to linger where you wish – our itinerary is […]

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