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Aso Volcano Museum

1930-1 Akamizu, Aso 869-2232, Kumamoto Prefecture
+81 967-34-2111
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Great rest stop

We headed into the museum for a break in our travels.... very interesting and well worth the hour... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Jodie S
Silverdale, Australia
via mobile
Good movie

The museum provides good movie on the third floor, explanation of volcano characteristicĺs... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2017
via mobile
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21 Sep 2017
“Good movie ”
11 Oct 2017
“Great rest stop”
1930-1 Akamizu, Aso 869-2232, Kumamoto Prefecture
+81 967-34-2111
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We headed into the museum for a break in our travels.... very interesting and well worth the hour we spent there. We also spent a bit of time chatting with a local gentleman who worked there... very informative.

Thank Jodie S
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

The museum provides good movie on the third floor, explanation of volcano characteristicĺs. Japanese language with English, Chinese and Korean subtitles. Small exhibition and rock samples on 2nd fl however, mostly in Japanese. Last entry 4.30pm. Close at 5pm.

Thank scalopages
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Regrettably, the earthquake has left the area with a Level 3 safety requirement. As of the date of posting, you cannot get within 3 km of the active caldera. The museum is open but you really need a car to do this easily as the...More

Thank Doug M
Reviewed 19 May 2016

The voyage to Aso from Kumamoto is a pleasant trip through the countryside on a quaint train. The town of Aso sits within a vast "caldera", and the volcano atop Mount Aso is the largest active volcano in Japan. At the time of our visit,...More

Thank brendanb76
Reviewed 1 May 2016

The closest spot next to the Aso volcano. Interesting film about the volcano and its surrounding. Must try ice-cream.

Thank Sari S
Reviewed 1 May 2016

The museum was disappointing, as the real time feed was simply a feed from the parking lot towards the mountain, something you could see yourself from the same parking lot by the museum. It was disappointing as they advertised a real look into the crater....More

1  Thank Kip F
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Visited on a freezing cold day. Museum seemed ok - very little in English and we don't read Japanese! Interesting film about the volcano and its surrounds. Several restaurants and shops in the complex. Cable car at the volcano has been suspended due to volcanic...More

1  Thank Shanghailiz
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Informative about volcanoes and great for children. Very near the Volcano. Although I wished we could walk nearer the crater, it was closed due to recent volcano eruption recently.

Thank joyance
Reviewed 25 November 2015

As it is a place visited by so many people, I do not understand why audios in different languages cannot be provided. So much was just iin Japanese

Thank walkingWakefieldUk
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Rather disappointed at the old facility. Not much to look around. You can read a pamphlet of the Aso volcano info instead of making the trip to the museum.

1  Thank P T
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