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2090-8 Yamada, Aso 869-2313, Kumamoto Prefecture
+81 90-3015-0749
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Highlight of vacation

This is a great lookout point. the view of the valley and the mountain range was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nice Drive Up

It was a nice drive up to Daikanbo, however, when i reached the place at about 4.20pm, it started... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
Lawrence G
Singapore, Singapore
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Daikanbo is located on the northern rim of the crater.You can see the breathtaking view from this look out. To go there take a bus named Yamabikogo from JR Kumamoto station and get off at JR Aso station.From Aso station there are two tour buses going to Daikanbo at 10:15 and 14:00. The operation of these tour buses is until January 31,2017.
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2090-8 Yamada, Aso 869-2313, Kumamoto Prefecture
+81 90-3015-0749
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great lookout point. the view of the valley and the mountain range was stunning! Impossible to capture the beauty on photo. we stood there for quite sometime just soaking in the view We were very lucky because it was a very clear...More

Thank SingaporeMummy
Reviewed 13 December 2017

It was a nice drive up to Daikanbo, however, when i reached the place at about 4.20pm, it started to get cloudy and in about half an hour, dusk set in, so we couldn't get a clear view of the Aso range. We could still...More

Thank Lawrence G
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Daikanbo is a lookout basically, with lots of space for parking your car. after u park your car, hike a little bit to the designated lookout points(there is 2) and you will amazed by the view! Recommended place if you are planning your kyushu route...More

Thank stefanusreno
Reviewed 5 November 2017

A great place to enjoy the stunning view of Aso Mountains. There is a easy-walking trail behind restroom, will take you about 5~10 minutes to the lookout. A recommended place for first-comers.

Thank Sean L
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

If you like good-quality twisty roads and nice views, this whole area is good fun! My favourite part was simply driving up and down the mountains.

Thank Richard271828
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Good views or surrounding mountains and valley, some walking trails, resaurant and souvernir shop. It's a bit out of the way if you're visiting Aso, but it's a nice stop if you're passing by.

2  Thank Irina K
Reviewed 25 April 2017

I traveled all over the world but I have never seen such a place! It's like a breathtakingly inspirational scenery like a movie scene. It is not amusing to be registered as a world heritage (or candidate?). You can see that travelers all over the...More

Thank 経尊日
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Daikanbo gives a good panoramic view of the town, especially beautiful on a clear day, sunset and even when the clouds descends, covering the town. I have got a fairly clear day and the view was good. The main carpark closes at 5pm and you...More

1  Thank Viajero1199
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Aim to go there during sunset . The view of the mountains against the changing light colours made good photo shots. With mt aso closed, this may well be the nearest you can get to it. Drive up is rather windy but the view is...More

2  Thank Dominoking
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely impressive views over the entire Aso area, including the active volcano. The drive up the mountain is a joy in itself, as the mountains are very steep and surprisingly covered in forest.

1  Thank thijswes
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27 June 2017|
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Response from Irina K | Reviewed this property |
Yufuin is a nice touristic village with one street with many souvenir shops and one small beautiful lake at the end of it. The street is about 300m long, and anywhere you park should be fine. You can use yufuin train station... More
21 November 2015|
Response from Adrian W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Where will you be coming from? If you are coming from Kumamoto then most people will go into the Caldera area along the major roads which are mostly flat with slight inclines. The only part that is curvy and slightly... More
25 October 2015|
Response from 阿蘇市観光協会 |
Yes, it's a nice view form this place in a fine day. There are tour bus from JR Aso station for seeng Daikanbo. The operation of this tour bus are two in a day at 10:15 and 14:00 until Janury 31,2017. To go to JR aso... More
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