Welcome to Aso-san Area


The Aso-san range is still active, and the summit is frequently off-limits due to toxic gas emissions or strong winds. In October 2016 the volcano had a major eruption, resulting in severe damage to surrounding areas. Be sure to check the latest access information with the tourist centre or at www.aso.ne.jp before planning a trip.


Top experiences in Aso-san Area

Aso-san Area activities

$58.97 Classes & Workshops

Color your own Tairyo Bata!

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productIn April of 1865, a Western steam sailing vessel appeared off of Hashima (now known as Hashima in Ichikikushikino City, Kagoshima Prefecture) located in the Satsuma Peninsula facing the East China Sea. It came to Hashima covertly in order to take nineteen young Satsuma feudal retainers on board. They were selected by the Satsuma clan to study abroad in Great Britain and to tour the European countries for the sake of national interests. Pass By: Satsuma Students Museum, Ichikikushikino, Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu

$51.82 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Miso making experience

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productIn April of 1865, a Western steam sailing vessel appeared off of Hashima (now known as Hashima in Ichikikushikino City, Kagoshima Prefecture) located in the Satsuma Peninsula facing the East China Sea. It came to Hashima covertly in order to take nineteen young Satsuma feudal retainers on board. They were selected by the Satsuma clan to study abroad in Great Britain and to tour the European countries for the sake of national interests. Pass By: Satsuma Students Museum, Ichikikushikino, Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu

$3742.15 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Luxurious Private Wedding Photo Session in Amakusa

ItineraryDay 1: Choosing costumeStop At: Hotel Ryugu Umihotaru Day Spa, Kamiamakusa, Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu◆ Day 1 From home or the former accommodation · · · · · · 15:00 Check-on at Hotel Ryugu · · · 16:00 Choosing costume · · · 18:00 Dinner · · · Lodging Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Hotel Ryugu6136, Aitsu, Matsushima-machi, Kami Amakusa-shi, KumamotoDay 2: ShootingStop At: Hotel Ryugu Umihotaru Day Spa, Kamiamakusa, Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu◆ Day 2 7:30 Breakfast · · · 8:00 Dressing, makeup, hair setting · · · 9:30 Go to Yushima Island· · · · · · 10: 30 Shooting · · · 13: 00 Lunch · · · 13:30 Go to another location · · · 14:00 Shooting · · · 15:00 Back to hotel, shooting at chapel and garden · · · 16:30 Shooting ends · · · 18:00 Dinner · · · Lodging Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • Lunch • Dinner • BreakfastAccommodation included: Hotel Ryugu6136, Aitsu, Matsushima-machi, Kami Amakusa-shi, KumamotoDay 3: Free timeStop At: Hotel Ryugu Umihotaru Day Spa, Kamiamakusa, Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu◆Day 37: 30 - 9: 00 breakfast · · · 11:00 Check-out · · ·Free time, sightseeing etc. · · · · · · To home or the next accommodationDuration: 11 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Hotel Ryugu6136, Aitsu, Matsushima-machi, Kami Amakusa-shi, Kumamoto

$5772.67 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Wedding Photo Shooting in the Private Cruiser Just for You Two in Amakusa

ItineraryDay 1: Choosing costumeStop At: Hotel Ryugu Umihotaru Day Spa, Kamiamakusa, Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu◆ Day 1 From home or the former accommodation · · · · · · 15:00 Check-on at Hotel Ryugu · · · 16:00 Choosing costume · · · 18:00 Dinner · · · Lodging Duration: 24 minutesMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Hotel Ryugu6136, Aizu, Matsushima-cho, KamiAmakusa-shi, KumamotoDay 2: Shooting in the cruiseStop At: Hotel Ryugu Umihotaru Day Spa, Kamiamakusa, Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu◆ Day 2 7:30 Breakfast · · · 8:00 Dressing, makeup, hair setting · · · 9:30 Go to Yushima Island· · · · · · 13:00 Shooting in the cruise, lunch 13:30 · · · Back to hotel · · ···· 15: 00 Shooting in the Chapel and the garden· · ·16:00 End · · · 18:00 Dinner · · · Lodging Duration: 24 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Free timeStop At: Hotel Ryugu Umihotaru Day Spa, Kamiamakusa, Kumamoto Prefecture, Kyushu◆Day 3 7: 30 - 9: 00 breakfast · · · 11:00 Check-out · · ·Free time, sightseeing etc. · · · · · · To home or the next accommodationDuration: 11 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$59.33 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Organic Dango Sweets Making Class at Temple in Kitakyushu

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productThis class takes place at a temple surrounded by nature in Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka. After arriving at the temple, take a quick tour around the temple with the instructor. Then put on Kappogi, Japanese-style apron, to get started on your dango making experience at the temple's tea house. You are going to make two kinds of organic plant-based dango: Kushi-dango (skewered dango dumplings), and Chakin-shibori (dango formed by wrapping it in a cloth and squeezing it). Don't have any experience in making sweets? Need not worry! The instructor will assist you step by step to make exquisite dango dumplings!Once you're done making dango, now it's time to savor them with various seasonings, such as anko (red bean paste), kuromitsu (brown sugar syrup) and kinako (soybean flour), while sipping Japanese green tea which goes perfectly with the sweet dango.At the end of the class, offer a prayer at the main hall to conclude this wonderful experience.Duration: 6 days 6 hoursLocation: 貫山修善院 真光寺

$1454.14 Outdoor Activities

Aso, Kumamoto: 3 Day Volcano Trek & Cultural Tour

Day 1: Kumamoto & Aso - Samurai Road Walk & Hot Spring Tour (Lunch & Dinner Included)Participants of this tour will meet at 10:00 at Kumamoto Station. From there we visit Kumamoto Castle before enjoying local-style ramen. We will then head for Aso City, located 90 minutes away, by private coach.En-route to Aso city we will walk the Futae no Touge Pass, an elevated mountain pass 683 meters (2240.81 feet) high. Futae no Touge Pass is a portion of the Bungo Circuit, a historic trail used by the feudal lords of the Kumamoto Domain to travel to Tokyo, in a practice known as sankin-kotai. Relive history and walk in the footsteps of samurai as you trek the 1.6 kilometer (1 mile) long stone paved “Ishi-datami no Michi”, the longest of its kind in Japan.Afterwards, we will head to Suzume no Yu, where one can take a dip in Suzume no Yu baths, a famous hot spring with five different baths to enjoy.Day 2: Aso - Volcano Trek & Cultural Tour (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)We leave the hotel and depart for Aso Shrine. Along the way, we will stop at the former girls school, which was built in the early 20th century. The charm of this old building is accented by the sounds of bubbling water on the premises, due to the large presence of spring water in the area. Lining the sando (the procession to Aso Shrine) are plenty of unique shops that offer an impressive variety of souvenirs and delicious Japanese foods.Afterwards, we will make our way to Kokuzo Shrine, marked by its impressive goshinboku, Teno Osugi, a divine tree in which kami (spirits and deities) reside. We will also visit the 6th century tombs of Kami-Mikura and Shimo-Mikura.Lunch will be at a local eatery, and is followed by an afternoon trek to Mount Nakadake, one of Mount Aso’s Five Peaks.Day 3: Culture & Local Produce Tour (Breakfast & Lunch Included)We will start the day from Nishinomiya Shrine before heading to Minamiaso Village and Yasaka Shrine. Note how the stone staircase of Yasaka Shrine and its torii, or gateway, are joined by the Megane Bridge, a famous arched stone bridge. From Yasaka Shrine we will venture in the direction of Nishinomiya Shrine for a 90 minute walk. Among the kami worshiped at Nishinomiya Shrine are the daimyojin, the “great shining deities” of Aso, Kosa and Takaki.Lunch will be at a soba restaurant in Minamiaso Village, followed by a tour of nearby Takamori. We will visit Hizenya, a craft shop famous for producing Marukichi Soy Sauce and Miso. Then to a sampling tour at Reizan, an iconic sake (rice wine) maker of Kumamoto.The tour will end back at Kumamoto Station at around 6pm.