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.
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.
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Our 2nd tour with Ikue: Aso was spectacular, the highlight of our whole trip. Weather conditions determine what you can see on this tour; fortunately, we had good views of gorgeous mountains, verdant rice fields, and pristine waterfalls. We stopped at a market where we sampled the delicious award winning local dairy products. Ikue arranged visits to hot springs, waterfall, and caves, again via private taxi. Another glorious day! Ikue also gave us helpful advice for other days of our trip. Domo arrigato!