Natural Wonders
Customize your experience of a breathtaking volcanic landscape through activities that engage all five senses

Exclusive Tours of Aso Caldera

Mt. Aso is an active volcano located in Kyushu’s Kumamoto Prefecture. It is situated in the Aso Caldera, a UNESCO Global Geopark, one of the largest volcanic craters in the world and site of the largest grassland in Japan. The fiery power of Mt. Aso has not only shaped the ecology of this area, but holds spiritual significance to the residents of the region who have long worshiped deities connected to the volcano.

With the guidance of a trained professional, visitors can explore the beautiful natural landscape through exhilarating physical activities like trekking on horseback, e-biking, rappelling, and paragliding. A sustainability-themed outdoor dining experience is also available, centered on locally sourced Wagyu, sake, and other delicacies. The Japanese Brown cattle that forms the highlight of this meal plays an integral role in the conservation of the Aso grasslands and is considered a healthy, sustainable source of meat.

Further private tours to hot springs, shrines, and other areas can be arranged as part of an itinerary to the Aso Caldera. The eclectic activities of the geopark allow visitors to craft their own unforgettable immersive experience of a unique culture and natural landscape.


Aso-shi, Kumamoto

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