Experiencing the nature of an active volcano
Mt. Aso (official name: Aso Gogaku) boasts the world’s largest caldera, and is an active volcano located in the east of Kumamoto Prefecture. A caldera is a large dent that is generated by volcanic activity. Mt. Aso has a Nakadake first volcanic vent that still continues to emit white smoke. There are melted rocks around the volcanic vent. Onsen gushes forth all over the mountain, and sightseeing and leisure locations are scattered around the area, making it a popular tourist destination.
Aso is rich in natural ambience. You can enjoy the magnificent landscape of Mt. Daikanbo. In autumn, you may be able to see the sea of clouds with the right conditions. It is something that is definitely worth seeing. In Kusasenrigahama, you can see the traditional view of animals gathering to drink water at a large pond that used to be an old volcanic vent.
- Aso City Tourism Association
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