Visit to the Aso Shrine and Walk Around the Active Volcano Mt. Aso

Aso, Japan
A special visit to the Aso Shrine take a walk around the active volcano Mt Aso

From USD 122.91

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy a well-rounded introduction to the Aso area covering cultural, spiritual, artistic, and volcanic destinations on this guided day trip. First, you'll visit the historic Aso Shrine, with over 2,000 years of history, followed by the quaint town of Monzenmachi to explore the town's shopping street, mossy water fountains, and delicious sweets. As a finale, visit the top of Mount Aso to peer into the sacred center of the mountain.
  • Taste Monzenmachi's famous "Akaushi beef cutlet rice"
  • Feel the breath of the earth at Japan's largest active volcano
  • Stroll through the Old Monastery, once home to 88 monks
  • Visit Aso Shrine, where the gods of Mount Aso are enshrined

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch

    Meeting And Pickup

    You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

    Meeting point

    • Aso Station
      Kurokawa, Aso, Kumamoto 869-2225, Japan

      We can also meet and dismiss at JR Aso Station.

    Pickup points

    Select a pickup point

    Start time

    10:30 am

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    Pickup details

    JR Aso Station and limited express bus Aso Station are the meeting and disbanding locations. Transportation to and from hotels is also possible.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Amazing guide and amazing value
    Hayden_Y, June 2023
    Yumi our guide was one of the loveliest and kindest guides we've had and her efforts to make our tour special was an extra step that made the tour all the better. The tour has some surpising value, were lunch and snacks afterwards are all covered.
    Response from Host, Aug 2023
    Thank you very much for joining our tour the other day. Yumi and all of us are very happy to receive such a nice compliment. Aso shows various expressions in each season. We are looking forward to seeing you again in Aso.
    View and feel Mt. Aso from a different perspective!
    KENZO_M, June 2022
    During the tour, the guide introduced us to the various attractions of Aso and we had a great time. I experienced the nature of Aso, and thanks to the guide's explanation, my view of Aso changed and I wanted to visit there again. The stories of mythology were especially interesting, and the purification at the Aso Shrine made me feel holy and free from worries. I was able to see Mt. Aso from a different perspective and was very moved by its beauty. I think the departure time should be a little earlier.