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One of the greatest pleasures of traveling is enjoying the local cuisine. But many might have noticed that Japan can be a pretty challenging place if you have some restrictions on what you can eat. Sadly, Aso is no different, but we will try and give you a few recommendations on restaurants that at least […]

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Staying at a Ryokan (Traditional Japanese Inn) with onsen and Japanese food is the typical way of enjoying a visit to Aso. But this area is also famous for stunning nature, and what better way to make the most of the natural beauty than… Camping! But camping requires a lot of equipment and preparations, which […]

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Hello! We continue our installment were we ask locals of Aso to introduce the hidden gems of their hometowns. This time we have found our way to the vast rural oasis of the south, Minami Aso Mura! Minami Aso is often associated with rural landscapes, plentiful sources of spring water such as Shirakawa Fountainhead, or […]

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Aso. A single word that symbolizes a lot. The Aso area consists of 1 city, 3 towns, and 3 villages. These are all located inside, or along the rim of the huge caldera that surrounds the five peaks of Japan’s largest active volcano. One of the most symbolic parts of Aso’s scenery is 22.000 hectares […]

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The Aso area is all about the onsen, nature, activities, and mouth-watering delicacies! But sometimes you want to bring something back with you home, maybe to enjoy as you recall your trip, or to share with family and friends. So to help you choose between all the good stuff available, we have asked the seven […]

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We have dipped our toes into the overwhelming amount of great onsen in Aso before and now we are back for more. 4 more recommended onsen that anyone with a passion for hot springs shouldn’t miss! And if you missed the previous post of recommended onsen, check it out right here! With that said, let’s […]

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We are back once again to hear what secret spots the locals of Aso want to recommend you! This time, we will have a look at Ubuyama Mura and Nishihara Mura (Mura=村=Village). Let’s start off with… Ubuyama Mura! The small village known by the name of Ubuyama Mura is famous, among other things, for the […]

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If you are knowledgable about Japan, you have certainly come across the soba noodles. Soba is consumed in every part of Japan. A testament to how important soba is to the Japanese people is the fact that they eat “Toshikoshi soba”, literally meaning New Year’s Eve soba, every year. The soba noodles are easily cut […]

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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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Have you ever heard the word “Power spot”? Could it be some kind of charging station for electronics? It would be a fair guess since Japan is known as a high-tech country with hotels operated by robotic staff and toilets that have more functions than my smartphone. But the word power spot actually has a […]

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