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, Kusasenri-ga-hama, and Nakadake Crater. The highlight of Aso tour is to walk around the rime of the Crater overviewing inside it, 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 Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel.
End location: We will drive back to your hotel or other location in town.
Duration: 7 hours
You will be getting around by a chartered taxi or a mini-bus so that you can effectively and comfortably visit popular sightseeing spots in one day.
Guide's fee and guide's meal are included in the fee.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
22000 JY - About yen22,000 is to charter an ordinary taxi for this one day tour. If a group consists of more than three, I will obtain quotations from car companies for an appropriate size of vehicle and submit them to you for your consideration.
Your meal expenses
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Ikue provided a long day's adventure to Mt ASO, the nearby lookouts, village markets and a soba lunch in a family restaurant. She was good company, full of information and entertaining. It was a long day but she made it worthwhile and finally escorted us to the right train. We had come from Nagasaki early in the morning so it was a long day, but very worthwhile. The weather was kind so we had a good view of the volcano.