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Mount Aso (hR, Asosan) is a large active volcano in the center of Kyushu. The mountain's caldera, created by multiple gigantic eruption in the distant past, is with a circumference of over 100 kilometers one of the largest in the world. Surrounded by a circular rim, the caldera contains multiple rural towns and wide areas of rice fields.

In the center of the caldera stand the currently active peaks of the volcano. The main crater can be accessed and viewed by tourists, but gets occasionally closed due to high levels of volcanic gases. On the grassy slopes of the volcanic peaks graze horses and cows, making for scenic, pastoral views.

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    • Aso Base Backpackers
      Budget-friendly
      Only a 3-minute walk from JR Aso Train Station, Aso Base Backpackers offers affordable accommodation with free Wi-Fi. Guests can rent bicycles to tour the area and use the free parking on-site. Aso Shrine is a 10-minute drive away. Guests can stay in dormitory-style rooms with bunk beds or in private rooms. Bathrooms and toilets are shared. A coin-launderette is on-site and an internet PC can be used. A free-use kitchen is available for guests to cook their own meals and travel stories can be shared with each other at the common living room. Luggage storage is provided. Backpackers Aso Base is a 20-minute drive from Daikanbo and a 3-minute drive from Cuddly Dominion. Kumamoto Airport is a 50-minute drive away. The craters of Mount Aso are a 30-minute drive away and guests can enjoy hiking on its trails. No meals are served.
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    • Minshuku Asogen
      Budget-friendly
      Situated in Aso, within 18 km of Mount Aso and 8 km of Aso Shrine, Minshuku Asogen features accommodation with a garden and free WiFi as well as free private parking for guests who drive. The ryokan has family rooms. All rooms in the ryokan are fitted with a kettle. At Minshuku Asogen, the rooms have air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy an Asian breakfast. Daikanbo is 13 km from Minshuku Asogen, while Aso Milk Ranch is 33 km from the property. The nearest airport is Kumamoto Airport, 28 km from the ryokan.
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    • Syukubo Aso
      Mid-range
      Situated in Aso, within 16 km of Mount Aso and 5 km of Aso Shrine, Syukubo Aso features accommodation with a garden and free WiFi throughout the property as well as free private parking for guests who drive. All rooms will provide guests with air conditioning, a safety deposit box and a flat-screen TV. An Asian breakfast is available each morning at the ryokan. Daikanbo is 13 km from Syukubo Aso, while Aso Milk Ranch is 37 km from the property. The nearest airport is Kumamoto Airport, 32 km from the accommodation.
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    • Guest House Asora
      Budget-friendly
      Guest House Asora offers free Wi-Fi and beds in Western and Japanese-style rooms. It also features a garden, a free-use kitchen and a coin-operated washing machine. JR Aso Station is a 10-minute walk away. Open since 2013, Asora is a non-smoking guest house. The common kitchen comes with a fridge, a stove and a microwave. A rice cooker and an electric kettle are also provided. Guests can socialise at the shared lounge. Japanese-style rooms are for mixed use, and feature traditional futon bedding on a tatami (woven-straw) floor. Toilets and bathroom facilities are shared, and towels are available for rent for an additional fee. Guest House Asora is a 20-minute drive from view spot Daikanbo, and a 30-minute drive from Mount Aso. The nearest hot spring bathhouse is located within a 10-minute walk, while Kurokawa Onsen Hot Springs can be visited a 50-minute drive away. No meals are served.
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    • Yumeoi-so
      Luxury
      Boasting various hot spring baths that can be reserved for private use, Yumeoi-so provides chic Japanese-style accommodation. Guests can enjoy karaoke and table tennis for free. Free Wi-Fi is provided in the lobby. Yumeoi-so offers large public hot spring baths and 12 private-use hot spring baths for guestsf relaxation. A game room with traditional Japanese games and a kidsf room are available on site. Female guests can choose their own yukata robe when checking in. Rooms at Yumeoi-so feature tatami (woven-straw) flooring and traditional futon bedding. A low table and seating cushions are provided, and rooms come with facilities like flat-screen TV, a fridge and an electric kettle. A Japanese and Western breakfast buffet is available. The property is a 15-minute walk from JR Aso Station. Mount Aso is a 30-minute drive, and Aso Farmland is a 25-minute drive away.
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    • Aso Hotel
      Mid-range
      Offering hot-spring baths with city and mountain views, Aso Hotel is a 10-minute drive from JR Aso Train Station. The Japanese-style rooms have a tatami-mat floor and futon bedding. Parking is free. The air-conditioned rooms have paper screens and a low table with floor cushions. You can watch the LCD TV, make hot green tea or soak in the private bath. A fridge and hairdryer are provided. Hotel Aso is 14 km from Sensuikyo Ropeway and a 20-minute drive from Aso Shrine. Guests can enjoy a game of table tennis between visits to the indoor and outdoor public baths. The front desk is open 24/7 and can store luggage. A Japanese breakfast and dinner are served at the dining room. You can try drinking hot-spring water at the Nibankan building.
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    • Aso Resort Grandvrio Hotel
      Luxury
      Aso Resort Grand Vrio Hotel is located a 7-minute drive from Akamizu Train Station. It offers modern accommodation with indoor and outdoor hot-spring baths, a golf course and karaoke. Rooms have a satellite TV, a sofa and nature views. Guestrooms are equipped with a fridge. The en suite bathroom comes with toiletries and a bathtub. The hotel has 2 hot-spring baths on site, one indoor and the other outdoor. Guests can enjoy a massage, unwind at the sauna or try the gganbanyokuh stone spa for an extra fee. Other recreational facilities include a mini golf course. Barbecue facilities are available during the summer and require an advance reservation. Breakfast and dinner feature local Aso-style cuisine. Kumamoto Airport is a 40-minute drive from Hotel Aso Resert Grand Vrio.
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    • Aso Villa Park Hotel & Spa Resort
      Mid-range
      A 15-minute walk from JR Aso Train Station, Aso Villa Park Hotel features accommodations with a flat-screen TV. Guests can soak in the indoor and outdoor public hot-springs baths with mountain views, and also request some for private use. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. The air-conditioned rooms feature a fridge and green tea. Some rooms feature Western-style beds with wooden floors, while some have tatami (woven-straw) floors and Japanese futon bedding. The en suite bathroom includes a hairdryer and slippers. Guests can purchase local products at the souvenir shop and take long walks in the spacious botanical garden. Luggage storage can be requested at the 24-hour front desk. Japanese dishes are served at Shokusaikan with advance reservation, and local light meals are available at Tennku. Refreshments are available at Cafe Patosu, and a Japanese and Western buffet is on offer at Papiyon. A breakfast buffet is served as well. Hotel Aso Villa Park is a 5-minute walk from Cuddly Dominion and a 30-minute drive from Nakadake Volcano. Aso Kumamoto Airport is a 45-minute drive away.
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