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Kumamoto

Aso

Small city near an active volcano

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Olmo Coppia

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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..

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Shimomiya Shrine

Shimomiya Shrine

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Shimomiya Shrine in Aso might seem small and unremarkable, but it's home to a unique Shinto ritual that is classified as Important..

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Kokuzo Shrine

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Kokuzo shrine is featured in the Engishiki, a thousand-year-old book from the Heian period. It's one of the oldest shrines in..

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Aso-Kuju National Park

Aso-Kuju National Park

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The Aso-Kuju National Park in Kyushu and the magnificent bowl-shaped caldera of Mount Aso is a spectacular sight to behold. Hiking..

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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. 

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