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Seeing the Aso Volcano Crater

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This magnificent caldera extends 24 km north-south and 18 km east-west, and craggy volcanic rock faces cover an area of 4 km around it. Aso Gogaku, the Five Peaks of Aso (Mt. Nekodake, Mt. Takadake, Mt. Nakadake, Mt. Eboshi and Mt. Kishima), soar upwards from the central part of the caldera; currently, Mt. Nakadake is continuously active, emitting white smoke. This caldera, located on Mt. Nakadake, is one of the largest in the world. This huge volcanic crater has a diameter of 600 meters, depth of 130 meters, and circumference of 4 km, and visitors can enjoy dynamic scenery and the “living” Mt. Aso here. When the volcano becomes particularly active, visitors cannot go near the crater.

Street address

Kurokawa, Aso City

Access

  • Around 35 minutes by bus from JR Aso Station

Opening Hours

8:30 to 17:30
*However, this varies depending on the season

Closed

Open throughout the year

Fee

Website

http://www.aso.ne.jp/~volcano/eng/index.html

Best season

All year

Point

繧ケ繝昴ャ繝亥錐

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