Magnificent view of one of the largest caldera in the world and walking along the rim of the active caldera, and more
Mt. Aso area is the must-see place if you visit Kyusyu Island. This tour will enable you to see highlights of Aso in one day!
I will recommend you the places to visit, and you can create your own Aso tour. If you like to stop by a local specialty shop/restaurant or experience a hot spring resort, it is also possible. The sample tour course includes Futae Pass, Daikanbo (breathtaking view of the northern part of the huge caldera), local market, Komezuka, Kusasenri-ga-hama, and Nakadake Crater. The highlight of Aso tour is to walk around the rim of the active Nakadake Crater viewing inside the crater, which is filled with cobalt blue water. And from season to season, you will enjoy the different natural scenery and color of Aso!
Here is the example of an itinerary.
9:00 Leave your hotel in Kumamoto City
10:30 Futae Pass
12:00 Michi-no-eki Aso for shopping
14:00 Nakadake Crater
16:30 Return to your hotel enjoying the beautiful scenery
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 7 hours
You will be getting around by a chartered taxi or a van so that you can effectively and comfortably visit popular sightseeing spots in one day. Please note that JR train service is not available after 2016 earthquake. You can visit Aso area from central Kumamoto by bus, but the bus service allows you to visit only Kusasenri-ga-hama and Nakadake Crater areas. If you like to end the tour in Aso area or Kurokawa Hot Spring Resort, I can drop you off at your hotel.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
22000 JY - About yen20,000 to charter an ordinary taxi for this one day tour. If your group consists of more than 3 up to 8, the fare will be yen30,000-33,000.
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Ikue-san was very accommodating to our requests and explained everything from geological formation to farming practices. She was a pleasure to travel with and I highly recommend her and a visit to this beautiful region. Ask her about the things you're interested in and Ikue-san will help you make a trip that you'll love!