An onsen paradise and culinary adventure at Mount Aso
The onsen villages surrounding Kyushu's famous smoldering volcano of Mount Aso are enchanting destinations where visitors can lose themselves in the healing vapors of secluded hot springs and the stunning mountain atmosphere. For the brave culinary daredevils―don't forget to try the raw horse meat! While five different onsens are scattered at the foot of Mount Aso, the most accessible, and perhaps most alluring, is Uchimaki Onsen. Located in the caldera of Japan's largest active volcano, the therapeutic waters of Uchimaki's hot springs are drawn from deep within the heart of Mount Aso.