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The elusive volcano

Its an awesome sight and nature at its best. I have never seen a volcano so close and its some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dennis C
Check if crater open, cable car not active - but WELL worth it!

The cable car is shut due to earthquake damage, but you can either drive up to the crater (as of... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2018
Lorraine C
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Kumamoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its an awesome sight and nature at its best. I have never seen a volcano so close and its some memorable I will be heading there next month.

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Reviewed 8 May 2018

The cable car is shut due to earthquake damage, but you can either drive up to the crater (as of Spring 2018) or walk from the lower carpark by the cable car. There is also a shuttle bus. If you can get to the crater...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Mt. Aso in every season has an amazing view. Good to relax and experience. You can try horseback riding, helicopter ride for an aerial view of the volcano also trekking. A must go!

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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Did not go because the train was closed as well as the cable car to the top. Did not know about the closure until we got to the train station where we supposed to change to another train to Mt Aso. The tourist information staff...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful experience as we stand looking down into the crater of a live volcano. There is a rope way that will bring you to the top of the volcano. The smell of sulfur is suffocating though when we were at the top of the volcano....More

3  Thank alanyeo76
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

Cable car or gondola ride was still closed during March 2016. We can only see Mt. Aso from a distance. Not worth going.

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Reviewed 27 March 2016

it was sort of fun but a tad boring i mean i enjoyed it and the sight was beautiful but really theres not much that you can do there so on a scale from 1-10 its about a five :/

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Reviewed 23 October 2015

always wanted to see this one Coudnt go on cable car as had erupted just before we arrived ,but, it was still great to see, got as near as possible, the drive to it was amazing ,scenery orgasmic ,must have taken 100 photos en-route. The...More

3  Thank cleveland16
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Reviewed 23 August 2015

Some great views of the Caldera on the way up, however sadly only cloud at the top, worth the risk for the view if you get it!

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Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

Nice drive to here from Takachiho, somewhat reminiscent of Swiss countryside with cows too. View of billowing smoke from the volcano mouth is cool, but very bummed that we weren't able to go all the way to the crater as this is what all the...More

2  Thank WorldAdventurer_7
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Daniel S
16 November 2015|
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Response from Gladys K |
Hi You can't take the cable car as it's close but it's nice to see it at a distance. The drive there was really scenic with mountains around you. Go to the Mt Aso geopark.
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