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Map

A map showing the locations of national park sightseeing spots is included. Click the link below to view in PDF Format.

Access

Access routes are examples. For more information, please inquire with each transportation facility or check their website.

*The time required in each section is a rough indication.

Course 1
Haneda Airport
Airplane (About 105 min.)
Oita Airport
Airport Shuttle (About 55 min.)
Yufuin Station (Yufuin Ekimae Bus Center)
Sanko Bus Expressway Bus (About 52 min.)
Kuju Tozanguchi (Chojabaru)

*Bus stop closest to Chojabaru Visitor Center

Course 2
Haneda Airport
Airplane (About 120 min.)
Aso Kumamoto Airport
Miyazaki Kotsu Expressway Bus (About 55 min.)
Takamori Chuo Station
Takamori Chomin Bus (About 10 min.)
National Park Resort Village Minamiaso

*Bus stop closest to Minamiaso Visitor Center

Course 3
Haneda Airport
Airplane (About 120 min.)
Aso Kumamoto Airport
Sanko Bus Limited Express Bus (About 50 min.)
Aso Station

Area of Accommodation

Minamiaso

Jigoku Tarutama

Senomoto

Uchinomaki Onsen

Waita Onsen Area

Tsuetate Onsen

Minamioguni Spa Village

Kuju Plateau

Chojabaru

Sujiyu

Yutsubo

Beppu Onsen

Takeda Spa Village

Yuhuin Yunohira

Facilities

Aso Area

Aso Volcano Museum

photo of Aso Volcano Museum
The Aso Volcano Museum, located at Kamikusa-senrigahama, Mt. Aso, is a facility for learning everything about Aso: its volcanic activity, plants and animals, hot springs, grasslands, and more. In addition to touring the center, visitors can enjoy the nature of the surrounding area through the Volcano Experience Program.
AddressAkamizu 1930-1, Aso City, Kumamoto Prefecture
Contact0967-34-2111 (Tel)
Open9:00 - 17:00 (Admission allowed until 16:30)
ClosedOpen daily throughout the year
Usage FeeRequires a fee

Aso Grassland Conservation Centre

photo of Aso Grassland Conservation Centre
Housing two facilities, the Grassland Education Centre and the Grassland Information Centre, the Aso Grassland Conservation Centre is a site where visitors can learn about, study, and protect the grasslands of Aso through a variety of activities. The Centre offers a variety of services, including use for school education or excursions, consultation on educational program creation, dissemination of information on grasslands and tourism, and eco-tourism.
AddressOzato 656, Aso City, Kumamoto Prefecture
Contact0967-32-0100 (Tel:General counter)
Open9:00 - 17:00
ClosedEnd and beginning of year
Usage FeeFree of charge

Minamiaso Visiter Center

photo of Minamiaso Visiter Center
As an activity site for the Aso region, the Minamiaso Visiter Center is a facility that introduces visitors to the attractions of Aso and offers opportunities to enjoy nature. The center houses staff who are experts in interaction with nature, letting visitors experience nature at any time. The center also engages in a variety of events, focused on the neighboring Aso-yasoen Garden.
AddressTakamori 3219, Takamori Town, Aso County, Kumamoto Prefecture
Contact0967-62-0911 (Tel)
Open9:00 - 17:00
ClosedWednesdays (if coinciding with a national holiday, the next day)
Usage FeeFree of charge
Universal Design Correspondence
  • Wheelchair Lending Service
  • Distribution of Multilingual Pamphlet
  • Parking for Physically Disabled
  • Multipurpose Toilet
  • Communication Assist Display Board

Kuju Area

Chojabaru Visitor Center

photo of Chojabaru Visitor Center
The entranceway to the Kuju area, the Chojabaru Visitor Center is a mini-museum that offers an easy-to-understand introduction to the nature of the area through models, specimens, photos, videos, and more.
The Center is also connected to the nature trail that leads directly to the Tadewara Moor, letting visitors experience nature close-up through the changes of the four seasons.
AddressTano 255-33, Kokonoe Town, Kusu County, Oita Prefecture
Contact0973-79-2154 (Tel)
Open9:00 - 16:00 (closed at 17:00 from May to October)
Closed12/29 - 1/3
Usage FeeFree of charge
Universal Design Correspondence
  • Wheelchair Lending Service
  • Distribution of Multilingual Pamphlet
  • Parking for Physically Disabled
  • Multipurpose Toilet
  • Communication Assist Display Board

Contact List

Kyushu Regional Environment Office
4F, Kumamoto Regional Joint Government Building B, Kasuga 2-10-1,
Nishi Ward, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture 860-0047
Tel: 096-322-2412  Fax: 096-322-2447
http://kyushu.env.go.jp/

Aso Nature Conservation Office
Kurokawa 1180, Aso City, Kumamoto Prefecture 869-2225
Tel: 0967-34-0254 Fax: 0967-34-2082

Kuju Ranger Office
Tano 260-2, Kokonoe Town, Kusu County, Oita Prefecture 879-4911
Tel: 0973-79-2631  Fax: 0973-79-2635

Aso-Kuju National Park Website