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Lovely view

Drive the Aso milk road and finish at Daikanbo. This is a spectacular viewing point overlooking the... read more

Reviewed November 30, 2018
Hong Kong, China
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Amazing View

I was blown away by the majestic mountains and view. It was simply stunning! I love this place and... read more

Reviewed November 19, 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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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...more
2090-8 Yamada, Aso 869-2313, Kumamoto Prefecture
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Reviewed January 11, 2019

Easy drive to the viewpoint, which can get quite crowded with large tour groups. Interesting view of the Mount Aso peaks, which are supposed to resemble a reclining Buddha. Not much else other than a small restaurant and a couple of shops.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank garetjax72
Reviewed November 30, 2018 via mobile

Drive the Aso milk road and finish at Daikanbo. This is a spectacular viewing point overlooking the entire Aso area. You can also learn about Volcanic Caldara

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank kangelini
Reviewed November 19, 2018

I was blown away by the majestic mountains and view. It was simply stunning! I love this place and will go back if I am nearby again.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank YYLoong
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Yes it is worth a short visit and not difficult to find by car. A seven to ten minute walk up from the souvenir shop. The view can also depend on the weather.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank stewart c
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Stunning view and yummy ice cream. You get to see the awesome overview of the mountains and highland. Worst visiting !

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ginnie K
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Both the rental car gps and my phone google map failed to correctly locate the place, so pls open your eyes to look out for the signage along the road, which are quite obvious . Parking is free, quite a few tourist buses stop here...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Gracie_Chen
Reviewed January 4, 2018

This is a great lookout point. the view of the valley and the mountain range was stunning! Impossible to capture the beauty on photo. we stood there for quite sometime just soaking in the view We were very lucky because it was a very clear...More

Date of experience: December 2017
5  Thank SingaporeMummy
Reviewed December 13, 2017

It was a nice drive up to Daikanbo, however, when i reached the place at about 4.20pm, it started to get cloudy and in about half an hour, dusk set in, so we couldn't get a clear view of the Aso range. We could still...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Lawrence G
Reviewed November 25, 2017 via mobile

Daikanbo is a lookout basically, with lots of space for parking your car. after u park your car, hike a little bit to the designated lookout points(there is 2) and you will amazed by the view! Recommended place if you are planning your kyushu route...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank stefanusreno
Reviewed November 4, 2017

A great place to enjoy the stunning view of Aso Mountains. There is a easy-walking trail behind restroom, will take you about 5~10 minutes to the lookout. A recommended place for first-comers.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Sean L
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June 26, 2017|
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Response from Dominoking | Reviewed this property |
We drove there last Dec. There were ample parking places to stop to view the scenery. We did see a building about 500m from where we stopped but did not go in. Not sure what it is.
November 20, 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
October 25, 2015|
Response from Adventurer809467 |
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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