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2016 December family trip. Natural beauty site for family trip. My family agreed to visit again... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
yongsool208
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Singapore
Check the weather before heading up!!!

We took 2 tires before getting the view we loved. Drivers just go all the way up first and have a... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2018
bonchua
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

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

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

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

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

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 !

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.

Thank scalopages
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed the area - hiked a bit and got some great pictures of the volcano puffing. The roads in the area are still very disrupted from 2016 earthquake. Sat nav may send you places you can't go.

1  Thank QQuietroomfan
Reviewed 25 April 2017

The appearance of lukewarm and lava is impactful. I feel the life of Aso and even the blood flow of the earth. The only place in the world. A place to go without fail.

2  Thank TripEditorzzzz
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

The area 1km from the peak/crater is close due to volcanic activity. Cable car is not working. The shrine, offices at the peak is deserted. Please check latest information before visiting.

3  Thank MMMKl
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Geopark is partially closed when we were there due to an eruption in 2016. We did experienced snowy weather when we were up at the peak so we can't really see much. A bummer since we travel over 2.5 hrs from Kuamamoto. There are only...More

2  Thank Zac C
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