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Best way to Travel Kumamoto-Mt. Aso (Mystery Active Volcano)

If you are in Japan other then Kumamoto and wanna to Visit Mt. Aso then come to Aso Kumamoto... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan

I go to mount Aso at least once a month, there are different roads to get there, each with it’s own... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

If you are in Japan other then Kumamoto and wanna to Visit Mt. Aso then come to Aso Kumamoto Airport by Flight then take a Bus because it is the nearest way to go Mt. Aso. Some of tourist prefer rental car/bike/cycle to enjoy Mt....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

I go to mount Aso at least once a month, there are different roads to get there, each with it’s own unique scenery. There was a toll gate a few years back but it’s been taken out. It is now free to get in. Food...More

Date of experience: June 2018
4  Thank Monaco S
Reviewed 25 July 2018

The remains and the lesson boards being built on the mountain top teach visitors valuable lessons drawn from the recent earthquake. The smell, the live experience at the top was just amazing.

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Kongzi8
Reviewed 23 May 2018

Its an awesome sight and nature at its best. I have never seen a volcano so close and its some memorable I will be heading there next month.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank DennisC3129
Reviewed 7 May 2018

The cable car is shut due to earthquake damage, but you can either drive up to the crater (as of Spring 2018) or walk from the lower carpark by the cable car. There is also a shuttle bus. If you can get to the crater...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Lorraine C
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Mt. Aso in every season has an amazing view. Good to relax and experience. You can try horseback riding, helicopter ride for an aerial view of the volcano also trekking. A must go!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Expedition309680
Reviewed 24 May 2017

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. The tourist information staff...More

Date of experience: May 2017
3  Thank littleapple168
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful experience as we stand looking down into the crater of a live volcano. There is a rope way that will bring you to the top of the volcano. The smell of sulfur is suffocating though when we were at the top of the volcano....More

Date of experience: December 2016
5  Thank alanyeo76
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Cable car or gondola ride was still closed during March 2016. We can only see Mt. Aso from a distance. Not worth going.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Wongosari
Reviewed 26 March 2016

it was sort of fun but a tad boring i mean i enjoyed it and the sight was beautiful but really theres not much that you can do there so on a scale from 1-10 its about a five :/

Date of experience: October 2015
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29 September 2018|
Response from Kate W |
Depends. You can access the crater by car, shuttle bus or by walking. Walking takes about 20 minutes each way and driving would take about 2 minutes. Depending on how much the area gets closed off, once you're at the crater... More