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2090-8 Yamada, Aso 869-2313, Kumamoto Prefecture
+81 90-3015-0749
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Nice views and mountain drive

If you like good-quality twisty roads and nice views, this whole area is good fun! My favourite... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
Perth, Australia
via mobile
good views or surrounding mountains and valley

Good views or surrounding mountains and valley, some walking trails, resaurant and souvernir shop... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Irina K
Kobe, Japan
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Daikanbo is located on the northern rim of the crater.You can see the breathtaking view from this look out. To go there take a bus named Yamabikogo from JR Kumamoto station and get off at JR Aso station.From Aso station there are two tour buses going to Daikanbo at 10:15 and 14:00. The operation of these tour buses is until January 31,2017.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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2090-8 Yamada, Aso 869-2313, Kumamoto Prefecture
+81 90-3015-0749
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Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

If you like good-quality twisty roads and nice views, this whole area is good fun! My favourite part was simply driving up and down the mountains.

Thank Richard271828
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Good views or surrounding mountains and valley, some walking trails, resaurant and souvernir shop. It's a bit out of the way if you're visiting Aso, but it's a nice stop if you're passing by.

2  Thank Irina K
Reviewed 24 April 2017

I traveled all over the world but I have never seen such a place! It's like a breathtakingly inspirational scenery like a movie scene. It is not amusing to be registered as a world heritage (or candidate?). You can see that travelers all over the...More

Thank 経尊日
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Daikanbo gives a good panoramic view of the town, especially beautiful on a clear day, sunset and even when the clouds descends, covering the town. I have got a fairly clear day and the view was good. The main carpark closes at 5pm and you...More

1  Thank Viajero1199
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Aim to go there during sunset . The view of the mountains against the changing light colours made good photo shots. With mt aso closed, this may well be the nearest you can get to it. Drive up is rather windy but the view is...More

Thank Dominoking
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely impressive views over the entire Aso area, including the active volcano. The drive up the mountain is a joy in itself, as the mountains are very steep and surprisingly covered in forest.

1  Thank thijswes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I'm really surprised this place is rated No. 1. To be fair the view is nice but I think on the way up to Mt Aso there are many more better view than this. If you really want to have a feel how amazing this...More

2  Thank Stephen N
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Luckily we went on a sunny day, as it truly transformed the fields of yellow grass into something spectacular! It was a wonderful view, but the journey to get there was half the experience. I'd definitely recommend driving there yourself, as it allows you to...More

Thank 870alicey
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

If you have a clear day this is a spectacular view to see the caldera. No picture can ever capture the magnitude of this sight.

Thank Doug M
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Breath taking view with without any obstructions.... worth the drive up there + a nice stroll up to the viewing point Ample parking spaces, with simple food outlets & toilet facilities...

2  Thank Soon P
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26 June 2017|
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Response from Irina K | Reviewed this property |
Yufuin is a nice touristic village with one street with many souvenir shops and one small beautiful lake at the end of it. The street is about 300m long, and anywhere you park should be fine. You can use yufuin train station... More
21 November 2015|
Response from Adrian W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Where will you be coming from? If you are coming from Kumamoto then most people will go into the Caldera area along the major roads which are mostly flat with slight inclines. The only part that is curvy and slightly... More
25 October 2015|
Response from 阿蘇市観光協会 |
Yes, it's a nice view form this place in a fine day. There are tour bus from JR Aso station for seeng Daikanbo. The operation of this tour bus are two in a day at 10:15 and 14:00 until Janury 31,2017. To go to JR aso... More
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