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The Power of Mother Nature

The fuming caldera of Aso Volcano

Aso Volcano in central Kyushu is one of the largest calderas in the world, measuring roughly 20 kilometers in diameter. While a large part oft the caldera has turned into fertile soil (a blessing for the area’s agriculture), the volcanic activity is more than visible; you can hear it and you can even smell it. There are several craters inside Aso Caldera and Naka-dake is the active one, constantly fuming and releasing toxic gases. You don’t have to worry though, as access to the viewing platform is only granted when it's safe. Hey, we are in Japan!

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