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Kumamoto Prefecture
+81 967-34-0411
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My Aso

Did not go because the train was closed as well as the cable car to the top. Did not know about the... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2017
Amazing at the peak of a live volcano

Wonderful experience as we stand looking down into the crater of a live volcano. There is a rope... read more

Reviewed December 27, 2016
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  • Poor2%
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Reviewed May 24, 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

2  Thank littleapple168
Reviewed December 27, 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

2  Thank alanyeo76
Reviewed May 17, 2016

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

Thank Wongosari
Reviewed March 26, 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 :/

Thank fxlic_xx
Reviewed October 23, 2015

always wanted to see this one Coudnt go on cable car as had erupted just before we arrived ,but, it was still great to see, got as near as possible, the drive to it was amazing ,scenery orgasmic ,must have taken 100 photos en-route. The...More

2  Thank cleveland16
Reviewed August 22, 2015

Some great views of the Caldera on the way up, however sadly only cloud at the top, worth the risk for the view if you get it!

Thank AKA_Horry61
Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Nice drive to here from Takachiho, somewhat reminiscent of Swiss countryside with cows too. View of billowing smoke from the volcano mouth is cool, but very bummed that we weren't able to go all the way to the crater as this is what all the...More

2  Thank WorldAdventurer_7
Reviewed August 12, 2015

Okay, it's quite beautiful, but the real treat would be getting close to the volcano. That's impossible. I tried but everytime I was caight by overzealous watchmen.

1  Thank Sfitseart
Reviewed May 31, 2015

I never thought I could go so close to an active volcano. You can see the fumes and smell it in the air. The core area is cordoned off as it is too dangerous to go there. It was indeed an experience of lifetime. Word...More

4  Thank Ambarish_Ambuj
Reviewed May 12, 2015

I have never imagine that I can reach the caldera of an active volcano very easily just by frequent cable car. (But the bus from JR Aso to the cable car station is not that sequent though). There was a lot of sulphur smell on...More

1  Thank Itthinan A
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