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Natural KUMAMOTO:Great Nature and Hot Springs in ASO

Just like covering with green carpets, the great grassland Aso is running with continuous clean water and surrounded with magnificent scaled of great nature, where the world-class volcanic caldera is located and hardly found else where. Especially, Daikanbou is the highest point within surrounding mountains, and the home to the great-nature observation spot towards the entire Aso. Please come visit to experience and enjoy the magnificence and the greatness while indulging yourself within these beautiful sceneries.

Great Nature in ASO

Aso Nakadake Volcanic Crater
Aso Nakadake Volcanic Crater

Aso Nakadake Volcanic Crater, the representative of Mt. Aso, can provide you the real-close experience of volcanic activities. Around the Crater, the exposing lava appears on a wide range of dynamic surfaces of mountains, and the arising white smoke overwhelms the emerald-green reservoir throughout mountains. Kusasenri-Gahama, one of Aso’s representative landscapes, has a vast grassland expanding unlimitedly, despite its location as near the active volcano of Mt. Aso. Kusasenri-Gahama was an old site of the active volcanic crater of Mt. Eboshi’s lateral volcano, but a great pond appears after raining. Around this pond, the scenery with horses strolling around just likes pastoral pictures, and the season with snow covering all-over shows fantastical expressions.

Aso hot springs

Hot Spring Village in ASO
Hot Spring Village in ASO

Kumamoto is a place where Onsen is acknowledged with its quantity. There are 120 hot springs naturally situated in the fields. Kumamoto is the home to the world's largest volcanic caldera, Aso. Blessed with the nature, these hot springs have a lot of characteristics. The famous Kurokawa hot spring contains a serene landscape, beautiful old-fashioned Japanese style hotels, and open-air bath with a lot of atmospheres in nature. Tsuetate hot spring which is famous as a spa town was preserved during 1900s, the old times, and it now remains the sense of simple living. Uchinomaki hot spring is the biggest hot spring at Aso area, you also can enjoy spectacular views of the all-surrounding mountains. Please pay attention and try if you can notice these variations among hot springs in Kumamoto.

Kurokawa Hot Spring (One of the best hot springs in Japan)

Kurokawa Hot Spring
Kurokawa Hot Spring
Kurokawa Hot Spring

Kurokawa Hot Spring

Kurokawa hot spring with the chattering streams at the deep mountains is one of top-class popular tourism spots in Japan where an enormous number of domestic and foreign travelers visit every year. The colors vary among different Onsen in Kurokawa, such as bluish water or clouded one. There’re also various forms of hot springs from old fashioned to modern styles; Cave-bath, Rock-bath, and Standing-bath are a few of many others. Beneficial effects also have a diversity, recovering from fatigue, smoothing your skin, and promoting blood circulation or so on. Kurokawa hot spring is a sophisticated spa resort with 30 hotels. You can enjoy it while exploring around the area. Being in an extraordinary space like Kurokawa Onsen in country side can relax both physically and mentally. Travelers can also enjoy local foods, such as Red Beef, Back weed noodle with local beer, or sweets and snacks while walking and shopping for unique goods or gifts.

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