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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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