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There are not many craters you can visit in East Asia, so this is quite special. I came here by... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hong Kong, China
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Of course, you need two things: the crater is open for visiting (research beforehand!) and fine... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hamburg, Germany
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Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are not many craters you can visit in East Asia, so this is quite special. I came here by accident and was fortunate to have good weather and an open crater. Do check before you drive up!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kangelini
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of course, you need two things: the crater is open for visiting (research beforehand!) and fine weather. We had both. You can walk along the crater, get on a viewing platform and and you can enjoy the view into the crater with its green-blue colored...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sven328
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I think some people might not ever visited an active volcano in their lives. For that reason, I think is worthy to visit. I personally was expecting more due to my imagination, but let you judge from the photos. First of you should note that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pablomeng
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

We were there in October and can be accessible by car for a fee. Tourist bus load of people too, but not too crowded for photos. Could see the 'lake of burning sulfur' beneath! There were still signs of the 2016 eruption damages.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank stewart c
Reviewed 27 August 2018

2016 December family trip. Natural beauty site for family trip. My family agreed to visit again some time later :)

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank yongsool208
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

We took 2 tires before getting the view we loved. Drivers just go all the way up first and have a look at the caldera. On the way down you will be able to enjoy the horse ride and it’s a bit expensive but the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank bonchua
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Great timing of our trip - they’ve finally reopened Aso and you can go right to the edge. Parking is 410 Yen and your ticket works in both car parks. Early morning trek up Mt Eboshidake followed by the crater itself is highly recommended. The...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank JPL1979
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Aso geopark is a place that contains both rope way to the crater (its closed cause of Aso eruption in 2016), Aso museum with the so called biggest permanent projection in Japan, and a gift shop. Still a worthwhile trip even if i cant go...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank stefanusreno
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

The drive to the geopark is scenic. Surrounded by mountain range and maiden grass all around. Could see the crater from a distance. There are a few trekking paths there. Another interesting activity is the horse riding at the foot of the mountain !

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Gladys K
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Due to recently volcano activities, you cannot go up to the crater and could only see the damaged temple near the parking lots.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank scalopages
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