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Small city near an active volcano

About Aso

Things to do in Aso

Kumamoto Top 10

Where to eat in Aso

Olmo Coppia

Olmo Coppia

Mandy Bartok

The little lane narrowed the further it got from the main road and I began to wonder if there is indeed a temple of vegan deli..


Places to stay in Aso


Michino Eki Aso 7

Michino Eki Aso

Yui Yamaguchi

Michino Eki Aso is on the way to Kurokawa Hot Springs.  You can purchase Aso's special produce such as its rich dairy prod..

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About Aso

Aso is a city in Kumamoto Prefecture that lies close to Mt. Aso, and active volcano that is also one of the largest in the world. Visitors will be enthralled by its five active peaks - one of which is Mt. Nakadake, whose immense crater is accessible either by car or by the Mount Aso Ropeway. 

Near Mt. Nakadake is Kusasenri, a grassy plain where visitors can see cows and horses graze.

Due to the city's volcanic activity, hot springs are aplenty and two towns, in particular, are popular among tourists. Uchinomaki Hot Spring and Kurokawa Onsen have traditional outdoor baths, and the latter is especially crowded with its traditional architecture and abundance of ryokans.