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KUMAMOTO ITINERARY 2

Stay overnight in a temple! A journey to enjoy Mt. Aso

    • Day 1

      Temple in Aso
      TAXI

      Minamiaso Railway Trolley Train Yusuge-go

      "The Yusuge-go Trolley Train is a remodeled freight train that allows you to enjoy the scenery with a breeze as well as an expansive, all-angles view.
      It’s an invigorating way to get to Minamiaso, the town within the caldera created by the eruptions of Mt. Aso.
      This train runs on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays from March through November."
      Address1537-2 Takamori, Takamori-cho, Aso-gun, Kumamoto Prefecture
      Walking
      Lunch in Aso
      Walking

      Takamori Spring Tunnel Park

      "Takamori Spring Tunnel Park puts out a continuous flow of 32 tons of water each minute. This park is situated on the south side of Takamori Station, about ten minutes away on foot.
      Construction began in December of 1973 to link the former Japan National Railway Takamori Line and Takachiho Line. In February of 1975, however, the tunnel construction site experienced a sudden flood of water, and after flooding incidents continued to occur afterwards, construction was halted.
      Five hundred and fifty meters of the 2,055 meter tunnel are now open to the public as a water-related park. A whimsical world has been crafted here in which events are held in the summer for Tanabata and in the winter for Christmas and where a variety of decorations are displayed within the tunnel."
      Address1034-2 Takamori, Takamori-cho, Aso-gun, Kumamoto Prefecture
      TAXI
      Temple in Aso
    • Day 2

      Temple in Aso
      TAXI
      Onsen in Aso
      TAXI
      Lunch in Aso
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      Aso Farm Land

      Aso Farm Land is a health-improving natural theme park where visitors can enjoy getting fit in the midst of Aso’s magnificent natural beauty. This park contains a diverse array of facilities where you can have healthful experiences. These include the “Forest of Vitality,” where you can have fun improving your health using about 70 different kinds of exercise equipment that make full use of your body and mind; the Animal Kingdom Petting Farm, long-awaited by a gentle family of capybaras; the Great Aso Restaurant, which offers a wholesome, health-friendly buffet supervised by a certified nutritionist; and more. An all-weather outdoor exercise facility, the Vitality Challenge Hall, opens in December of 2018! We hope you’ll pay a visit.
      Address5579-3 Kawayo, Minamiaso-mura, Aso-gun, Kumamoto Prefecture
      Walking
      Dinner in Aso
      TAXI
      Temple in Aso
    • Day 3

      Temple in Aso
      TAXI
      Asosan nishi bus stop
      Bus
      Kakō Nishi bus stop
      Walking

      Mt. Aso Nakadake Crater

      "Of the group of volcanoes located within the caldera, Nakadake is the one positioned roughly at the center. A ceaseless flow of visitors from around the world come to this volcano, an international rarity where the active volcanic mouth can be observed up close. Nakadake is a volcanic mouth complex with an approximate north-south alignment and it extends around 400 meters east-to-west and about 900 meters north-to-south. There are seven mouths, and thanks to ancient documents and records and observations from the most recent hundred years, we understand that the active site has shifted southwards from one mouth in this complex to the next. The crater lake in the first volcanic mouth, which astonishes visiting sightseers, is a volcanic lake of the kind that arises in volcanic craters during comparatively calm periods of volcanic activity due to the accumulation of extremely acidic water, typically at temperatures between around 50° and 60°C.
      The Nakadake crater, filled with its mysterious emerald green water, is a major centerpiece of the Aso UNESCO Global Geopark. Each year, upwards of around one million sightseers visit this location.
      Popular spots here include the “Stage of the Tengu,” which stands at the summit of Mt. Aso, and the Moon Viewing Hut just beneath the summit."
      AddressKurokawa, Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture
      Walking
      Lunch in Mt.Aso
      TAXI
      Aso Kumamoto Airport

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