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Address: 2090-8 Yamada, Aso 869-2313, Kumamoto Prefecture
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+81 90-3015-0749

  Daikanbo is located on the northern rim of the crater.You can see...

  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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I will cry in a panoramic 360-degree view

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... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 world come to see

Thank 経尊日
Singapore, Singapore
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 will have limited parking space outside of the main parking lots. Be sure to be... More 

Thank Viajero1199
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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 worth it.

Thank Dominoking
Gouda, The Netherlands
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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.

Thank thijswes
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I'm really surprised this place is rated No. 1. To be fair the view is nice but I think on the way up to Mt Aso there are many more better view than this. If you really want to have a feel how amazing this caldera is go to Mt Aso instead. Even though the top part is closed due... More 

Thank Stephen N
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Luckily we went on a sunny day, as it truly transformed the fields of yellow grass into something spectacular! It was a wonderful view, but the journey to get there was half the experience. I'd definitely recommend driving there yourself, as it allows you to take many stops and view the area from many different angles. We made 3 different... More 

Thank 870alicey
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

If you have a clear day this is a spectacular view to see the caldera. No picture can ever capture the magnitude of this sight.

Thank Doug M
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Breath taking view with without any obstructions.... worth the drive up there + a nice stroll up to the viewing point Ample parking spaces, with simple food outlets & toilet facilities...

2 Thank Soon P
Aso, Japan
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

You can take this tour bus at JR Aso station. There are two operations in a day until January 31,2017, at 10:15 and 14:00. After the earthquake JR trains between Kumamoto station and Higoozu station are closed, so take a bus named Yamabikogo which is a bus from JR Kumamoto station to Oita via JR Higoozu station.

2 Thank 阿蘇市観光協会
Oki-gun, Shimane, Japan
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

If you want to see all of Aso from a high point...go here! You will need a rental car to get here. Make sure you include this point in your tour of Aso.

2 Thank nicolajones08

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