Recommended sight seeing routes for driving
The magnificent natural beauty of Aso is its biggest draw. Driving, you can enoy Aso to its fullest see all of the nature, food and other activities of Aso! We have prepared three sightseeing routes for you on your way to this hotel. Please include them in your plans.

Example sightseeing routes on the way to the hotel.

from Kumamoto IC by car

 from Kumamoto IC by car

Aso Farmland
This is the world's largest health theme park. There is an extra fee for individual attractions.
Yo Shomei's Forest Art Museum
Kumamoto-born childrens' book author Shoumei Yo original manuscripts and poetry are exhibited.
Admission fee 400 yen
Komezuka (viewed as you drive by)
Komezuka is what remains of a small volcano. It is about 100m tall. According to legend, it was made by Takeiwatatsunomikoto, who made the hill by piling rice there.
Kusasenri
This is where a crater, has turned into a circular grassy meadow with a diameter of one kilometer.
Aso Valcano Museum
You can get information concerning weather, volcanic activity and access restrictions for Nakadake here.
Admission 840 yen
Asosancho West Station
The ride from Asosannishi Station to Asosanjo Station near the crater rim, takes 4 minutes and climbs 108m.
Round trip 1,000 yen

*Times may vary due to weather and road conditions, and there are other things that may make tours impossible at certain times.




From Mashiki, Kumamoto Airport

From Mashiki, Kumamoto Airport

Rakunou Mother's Aso Milk Farm
You can get out in nature, be near animals and experience life on a milk farm here.
Admission 300 yen
Tawarayama Exchange Hall, Moenosato
Local foods and vegetables are sold here. During the autumn cosmos (flowers) can be seen covering the hills.
Tawarayama Tunnel
Even from a distance, you can see the 10 wind turbines of the Nishiharamura Wind Farm.
Asobo no Sato, Kugino
You can enjoy eating, sports, sightseeing and shopping here all with a fantastic panoramic view of Aso.
Aso Shirakawa River Source
This is the most famous spring in Aso becomes the Shirakawa River that flows through the Kumamoto plain into the Ariake Sea. Every minute 60 tons of water flow from this spring. It has been chosen as one of the 100 most famous springs in Japan.
Donation (for conservation) 100 yen.

*Times may vary due to weather and road conditions, and there are other things that may make tours impossible at certain times.




From Hita IC by Car

From Hita IC by Car

Tsuetatu Onsen (Hot Springs)
Located between Oita and Kumamoto Prefectures, Tsuetate Onsen has been a secluded Kyushu get away since the 1920's.
Ogunimachi Michi no Eki Yu Station
At the crossroads of highway 212 and highway 442 you will find “Michi no Eki Oguni” that has a unique design of the inverted trapezoid wooden truss structure made from Oguni cedar.
Nabegataki Falls
These admittedly small falls are 9m high, but are 20 meters wide. They are famous for being able to be viewed from behind the falls. These falls were also used in a TV commercial for bottled water.
They are famous for being able to be viewed from behind the falls. These falls were also used in a TV commercial for bottled water.
Kurokawa Onsen
This is one of the most popular hot spring resorts in Japan. Each inn has its own rotenburo and you can get a “tegata”, which will allow you to try any of the springs at any of the inns.
Tegata fee- 1,200 yen
Daikanbo
Daikanbo is the highest point in Aso at an elevation of 936m. It is a natural observation deck with a singular view of Aso.
Aso Shrine
Built in 281CE, Aso Shrine is the head shrine (Ichinomiya) of Higo and was officially designated as a kanpeitaisha, which was the highest rank of Shinto shrine. Enshrined here are 12 gods. The most famous of which is the first pioneer of Aso, Takeiwatatsunomikoto. There are more than 500 affiliated shrines throughout Japan.
Monzencho Waterwheels
There are more than 22 places to get a drink of water here called, suiki. There are many restaurants here that use the water in their cooking and walking from shop to shop is a very popular activity.

*Times may vary due to weather and road conditions, and there are other things that may make tours impossible at certain times.

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