Takachiho & Aso

Takachiho & Aso tour offers both tours to Takachiho and Aso in a day. Takachiho in the morning and Aso in the afternoon when the weather is fine. Below is the set itinerary but of course you can customise the tour with your favourite spots as you like.


Kunimi ga Oka observatory

Takachiho Gorge

Mt Aso south lookout


You have the following option for lunch on this tour. Nagashi Soumen at Takachiho Gorge, Beef Bowl or Japanese BBQ with local beef of Mt Aso, in Aso.

Nagashi Soumen (流しそうめん)

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Akaushi don (赤牛丼)

Takamori Dengaku no Sato (高森田楽の里)

Mt Aso’s live Crater 

*The very top of the crater has been closed as of 28 Nov 2019 due to a series of eruption in the last few months. But you can go up to the foot of it and take a close look at the crater as the following photos.


Cows and horses in grazing pasture

Itinerary & Price


Pick up at HOTEL / JR Station in Kumamoto city
Travel to Takachiho (2hr ride)
Kunimi ga Oka
Takachiho Gorge (Hiking & Boating)
Lunch time
Travel to Aso (40 min ride)
Mt Aso south observatory
Mt Aso’s crater
Cows and horses in grazing pasture
Drop off at Higo Ozu station


34,000 yen (shared between number of people)
+ 6,000 yen pp
(children from age 4 up to age 16: 50% off,
under age 3: free of charge)

1,000 yen Discount pp if the group gets 4 persons or more
Max number of people: 7 (in my mini van unless large luggage)

9 (hiring a 10-seat van : plus 30,000 yen)
13 (hiring a 14-seat van : plus 33,000 yen)

Aso Tour Includes:

Tour Customisation / Transport / Photograph upload