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Mt. Aso, Aso

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The largest volcano in Japan and one of the largest in the world, Mt. Aso holds a ferocious reputation, its natural power a major influence on the surrounding landscape. The volcano's peak reaches a height of 1,592 m (5,223 ft), its ancient caldera about 25 km (15.5 mi) in diameter, with a 100 m (328 ft) circumference. It is important to note that the volcano's crater and surrounding area are often closed off due to activity, so check its status before planning to visit. An aerial lift provides a bird's-eye view of the dramatic landscape, while a parking lot only a minute's walk away caters to the less-able-bodied. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Aso holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Mt. Aso and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • As it was at level 2 eruption warning, we could not get to the super ring or crater view. For safety sake, we watched Mt Aso from the observatory area. Not too bad as the distance kept us away from... 
    As it was at level 2 eruption warning, we could not get to the super ring or crater view. For safety sake, we watched Mt Aso from the observatory area. Not too bad as the distance kept us away from...  more »
  • We had hoped to visit the crater of Mount Aso but unfortunately due to recent volcanic activity it was closed, in the distance we could see a thick plume of smoke rising from the latest eruption. The....  more
    We had hoped to visit the crater of Mount Aso but unfortunately due to recent volcanic activity it was closed, in the distance we could see a thick plume of smoke rising from the latest eruption. The....  more »
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  • What a beautiful place....unimaginable...
  • A. S. O. Too much volcano! :D

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