Eruption Caution Level

Please be aware of Mt.Aso eruption caution level.

The impact of the earthquake in April, 2016

  • The main road (route57) to Aso from Kumamoto has been closed on the way. Please take a detour route.
  • Train line between Higo Ozu and Aso has been disconnected. Therefore, to/from the direction of Kumamoto is required to take a bus. There are Kyushu Odan Bus, and Yamabiko go (no English page). In case if you would like to use JR pass, there is JR alternate bus between Higo Ozu and Aso in morning time and late afternoon except Sunday.
  • Aso mountain hiking is doable. However, there still remain restricted hiking routes. For more detailed information, please check Aso City homepage.