Category: ASO Tourist Information

It is no exaggeration to say that Aso’s main attraction is the beautiful scenery. But it’s unavoidable that the weather gods sometimes decide to throw a spanner in the works. And if you are unlucky, this might happen just as you have traveled from afar to visit. That is why we want to give you […]

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Aso is known for its beautiful natural features such as the vast caldera and the powerful active volcanic crater. But while traveling, you often want to enjoy the valuable hours after dark as well! So, what do you do in this rural area during the late hours of the day? Let us give you a […]

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North of the volcano, the Oguni area! At long last, in this series where we ask locals to introduce their recommended spots, we have finally reached my hometown! And of course, I will happily step forward and share a few of my favorite places that I’ve found since moving here. And who am I? My […]

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Hello everyone, have you ever heard of the natural phenomenon, “sea of clouds”? Sea of clouds A sea of clouds is a phenomenon that can be observed from mountains, airplanes, or other elevated places as you look down upon an overcast layer of clouds. On the wide expanse of white clouds, mountains seem to float […]

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Japan is known worldwide for “onsen” which means hot spring. And it wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that onsen is one of Aso’s most distinctive features! Kumamoto places itself as number five in the rankings of the prefectures which has the most natural hot springs, and half of them, around 600(!) can be found […]

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Bread. It might not be what you usually associate with Japan, but the Japanese love their bakeries. And the Aso area is no exception! As you drive around and explore Aso you will soon notice that there are many delicious looking bakeries all around you. The reason is, of course, the plentiful water that produces […]

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Welcome to the second article in our series introducing what the people who actually live in Aso doesn’t want you to miss for the world! Last time we visited Aso city(hotlink), and this time we set our sights on Takamori town! Takamori town has a population of about 6000 people and is known as a […]

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And believe it or not, for many people, winter is actually their favorite Aso season! This time we will introduce unique scenery, exciting experiences, and many other things that truly shine during the cold months in Aso. [Winter highlights, nr.1] Susuki, Japanese pampas grass This is the dazzling Japanese pampas grass, Susuki. It takes over […]

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Majestic meadows spreading out like a sea of grass in all directions. An overwhelming volcano constantly reminding you of its presence through a pillar of smoke billowing out from the earth. These miracles of nature are symbols of Aso but to fully appreciate their greatness you often need special gear or preparations, something which both […]

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Aso, a wonderful world of fresh fruits! Aso with its abundant nature is also known as a paradise of fruits. Aso’s plentiful and clean water, clearly distinguished seasons and temperature differences between night and day are some of the reasons that flavorful and sweet fruits grow in abundance. Depending on the season many different fruits […]

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