What we'll do
Mt. Aso is the first mountain ever to be listed in foreign literature in Japan as the view from the observatory is unlike any other you’ve seen. With its valleys being home to some of the most famous summer resorts in Japan, visitors can spend hours here forgetting about the heat. Furthermore, visitors can also bring healing to their tired bodies at Japan’s famous Kurokawa Onsen. Enjoy the nature of Aso by signing up today!
Things you need to know before the tour
-Taxis or rental cars are recommended for transportation.
-Transportation and Admission fees are not included in the price.
-Recommend comfortable shoes.
Mt. Aso is not a single mountain, but a generic name to refer to Mt. Nekodake, Mt. Takadake, Mt. Nakadake, Mt. Eboushidake, Mt. Kishimatake, and these five mountains are collectively called "the five mountains of Aso." They were born through the repeated volcanic activity that started about 300,000 years ago. It began being regarded as an object of faith and a stage for myths an incredibly long time during Japan's ages of mountain worship. Now, it offers magnificent scenery where you can enjoy different expressions throughout the four seasons, such as the upside down Mt. Aso reflected in the paddy fields in summer or the gliding sea of clouds in winter.Show spot information
Daikanbo Peak, a popular relaxing spot for locals and tourists alike, is located in Kumamoto prefecture and, at 936 meters (3070 feet), this peak offers some spectacular panoramic views of Mt. Aso and Mt. Kuju's mountain range. From the peak, staring down into the sea of clouds below gives an otherwordly feel to the mountaintop, as if you had ascended to another world. With the almost therapeutic long winding roads up the peak and the surrounding views of the town and farm pastures, Daikanbo Peak makes for an especially relaxing afternoon or evening.Show spot information
Kikuchi Valley located in the upper stretches of the Kikuchi river, is the source of the river, and also a beautiful part of Kumamoto prefecture, Kyushu.
The valley is not only a beautiful spot, with walking trails, forest parks and plethora of different wild bird species, but is a great place to cool down in the summer. Cooled by the stream through the valley, the valley itself is natures way of cooling down.
The valley is also popular spot for visitors to do 'Shinrin Yoku', or 'forest bathing', the process of literally just being one with nature and the trees, utilizing all 5 of the human senses.
This along with waterfalls and the beautiful lush greenery of the valley make for a excellent relaxing trip and an opportunity to be one with nature.Show spot information
A hot spring district called an "unexplored region," situated in the outback to the north of Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture. Far from both the highway and the station, in a place surrounded by mountains rich with greenery, 30 Japanese style inns come together to form "Kurokawa Onsen Village." The concept of Kurokawa Onsen Town is to regard the 30 inns, and the scenery of the woodland all as "one inn." You can enjoy a tasteful time here as the entire town is filled with tranquility of nature.Show spot information