The slopes of Mt Aso are alight with flames during the annual March fire festival.
Aso Shrine is a Shinto Shrine in Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. Aso is one of the oldest shrines in Japan. This shrine holds several Important Cultural Properties, including Ichi-no-shinden, Ni-no-shinden, and Rōmon. The Aso Shrine was heavily damaged in the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes. [Wikipedia]
Aso Shrine can be reached by bus from the main Aso station, or by taking the local train line JR Hoji) to Miyaji station and walking 10 minutes to the north. There is also a parking lot available in front of the shrine.
A must-stay if you visit Mount Aso in Kumamoto: A traditional farmhouse with lots of atmosphere and outstanding organically gr..
Japanese restaurant Show offers highly affordable kaiseki lunches in the shadow of JKumamoto's Mt Aso
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..
Kumamoto's Kyu-jogakko-ato, a former girls' school-turned-retro cafe/shopping complex near Aso Shrine.
Shimomiya Shrine in Aso might seem small and unremarkable, but it's home to a unique Shinto ritual that is classified as Important..
Even the mountains of Kyushu see snow in the winter months!