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Address: Kusasenrigahama, Aso 869-2225, Kumamoto Prefecture
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+81 967-34-2111

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The voyage to Aso from Kumamoto is a pleasant trip through the countryside on a quaint train. The town of Aso sits within a vast "caldera", and the volcano atop Mount Aso is the... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2016
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Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Regrettably, the earthquake has left the area with a Level 3 safety requirement. As of the date of posting, you cannot get within 3 km of the active caldera. The museum is open but you really need a car to do this easily as the trains travel so infrequently. We gambled that the area would be open by now but... More 

Thank Doug M
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103 reviews
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

The voyage to Aso from Kumamoto is a pleasant trip through the countryside on a quaint train. The town of Aso sits within a vast "caldera", and the volcano atop Mount Aso is the largest active volcano in Japan. At the time of our visit, the closest vantage point to the volcano was closed, due to some activity from the... More 

Thank brendanb76
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

The closest spot next to the Aso volcano. Interesting film about the volcano and its surrounding. Must try ice-cream.

Thank Sari S
Sacramento, California
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596 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

The museum was disappointing, as the real time feed was simply a feed from the parking lot towards the mountain, something you could see yourself from the same parking lot by the museum. It was disappointing as they advertised a real look into the crater. The museum signage is all in Japanese except for some, so missed a lot of... More 

1 Thank Kip F
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

Visited on a freezing cold day. Museum seemed ok - very little in English and we don't read Japanese! Interesting film about the volcano and its surrounds. Several restaurants and shops in the complex. Cable car at the volcano has been suspended due to volcanic activity in 2014. There are horses for hire opposite the museum.

1 Thank Shanghailiz
Singapore, Singapore
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89 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Informative about volcanoes and great for children. Very near the Volcano. Although I wished we could walk nearer the crater, it was closed due to recent volcano eruption recently.

Thank joyance
wakefield uk
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189 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015

As it is a place visited by so many people, I do not understand why audios in different languages cannot be provided. So much was just iin Japanese

Thank walkingWakefieldUk
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178 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Rather disappointed at the old facility. Not much to look around. You can read a pamphlet of the Aso volcano info instead of making the trip to the museum.

1 Thank P T
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Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

A trip that was not to be as it was raining which created the mist that covered the volcano - Mt Aso. We visited the Museum instead which has a well documented film on the seasonal activities which village of Aso & surrounding area offers throughout the year, weather permitting.

Thank AGK5656
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44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015

We took bus to there from Aso station. You'll know how the volcano form. It cost not mush. Is a place worthy to visit if you want to know the volcano better. The staff in hte front desk can say Mandarin. We met a lovely girl there.

1 Thank Frank L

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