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Beautiful crater.

It's too smoky during my visit so don"t get to see the blue water, it's took us only 30 mins to... read more

Reviewed February 11, 2019
Singapore, Singapore
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Simply nice and worth the time and energy spend

This active volcano capture all your focus once you are there. You really feel the natural power... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2018
Hong Kong, China
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Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture
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Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

It's too smoky during my visit so don"t get to see the blue water, it's took us only 30 mins to drive up from the Aso station.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AHK2960
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

This active volcano capture all your focus once you are there. You really feel the natural power and surroundings are all scenic spot. Bring a face mask and get sufficient clothing. Good uphill exercise if you choose not to drive a car.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 30, 2018 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 November 19, 2018

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 November 18, 2018 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 November 6, 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 August 27, 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 June 13, 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 March 1, 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 November 25, 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
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