Aso Volcano Museum

Aso Volcano Museum: Hours, Address, Aso Volcano Museum Reviews: 3.5/5

Aso Volcano Museum
3.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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3.5
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Kimitaka S
Taichung, Taiwan10,995 contributions
Instructive
Jan. 2021 • Solo
It is a museum about Volcanos, which is located in Kusasenri. On the day I visited, I couldn’t visit the top of Aso due to a fog, so I decided to go this museum instead. It is quite instructive. But as I am not a specialist in this field, some explanations were a little bit difficult. There is a projection of 15 minutes’ movie on the 3rd floor. You shouldn’t miss it.
Written 17 January 2021
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Ole Albaek
Gentofte Municipality, Denmark25 contributions
interesting museum is need for update
Nov. 2019
The area around the vulcano is closed caused by the present outbrake looking very impressive from the museum. the museum itself needs to be reviewed, pretty dusty.
Written 26 November 2019
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wynsum
World344 contributions
Educational
Jun. 2018 • Family
They provided audio guided tour in your language. Very educational. Recommended for children. Much better than learning all these in Geography class.
Written 23 June 2018
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Setiawan D
84 contributions
Should be improved
Mar. 2017 • Friends
Not all people like a museum, it needs a better concept to make it more interesting place. people can come to this place to take a rest in some of the restaurants or buy souvenirs.
Written 9 February 2018
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Jodie S
Sydney, Australia1,374 contributions
Great rest stop
Oct. 2017 • Family
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.
Written 11 October 2017
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scalopages
1,390 contributions
Good movie
Sep. 2017 • Business
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.
Written 21 September 2017
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Doug M
Calgary, Canada579 contributions
Remains closed from the earthquake
Nov. 2016 • Friends
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 trains travel so infrequently. We gambled that the area would be open by now but lost.
Written 28 November 2016
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brendanb76
Melbourne92 contributions
Worth the trip
Jan. 2016 • Family
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, the closest vantage point to the volcano was closed, due to some activity from the volcano which could put visitors in extreme danger. Nevertheless, the volcano museum is a good place to spend some time, as well as strolling up a nearby hill to get a closer look at the volcano.

Much of the museum is only in Japanese, which is unfortunate, as it appears to be an incredibly in-depth exploration of Aso's main attraction, even with some impressive displays of tectonics. The museum doesn't appear to have changed much since the 1970s, so it seems a bit rundown, but that shouldn't detract much from the experience.
Written 19 May 2016
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Sari S
49 contributions
Get close to the volcano
Apr. 2016 • Family
The closest spot next to the Aso volcano. Interesting film about the volcano and its surrounding. Must try ice-cream.
Written 1 May 2016
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Kip F
Sacramento, CA1,285 contributions
not a must, but will give you some info on the volcano
Apr. 2016 • Couples
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. The museum signage is all in Japanese except for some, so missed a lot of info. Tho to be honest, it is a small museum that is in a large building with tourist info, big store with samples of food and then 1 floor of exhibits and the last floor has a viewing platform over the parking lot, and a 250 seat theater with 5 screens playing the same scenes but one of them has English subtitles. The movie talks about the history of the area and how the mountain area is managed with cattle and burning.
Written 1 May 2016
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