Park / Green Space Spots in Aso Area

  • Takamorimachi Yusui Tunnel Park
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    4.0
    108 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kumamoto Pref. Asoguntakamorimachi Takamori 1034-2
    Walk 10 minutes south from Takamori Station. After construction work to connect the Takamori Line and Takachiho Line of the former national railway was stopped, 550 meters of the tunnel entrance were given over to become a park. There is a walking path set up inside the tunnel, which features all manner of attractions including the “Water Pearl” fountain where one can watch the wonderful movement of water droplets, and projection mapping. Seasonal events include the summer “Star Festival” and winter “Christmas Fantasy.”

    高森湧水トンネル公園(たかもりゆうすいとんねるこうえん)は、熊本県阿蘇郡高森町高森(くまもとけんあそぐんたかもりまちたかもり)にある公園だ。1975年、旧国鉄の高森線と高千穂線を結ぶ工事中に、採掘中のトンネルから出水。敷設計画が中止となったため、そのまま公園として整備されている。 高森湧水トンネル公園 熊本県阿蘇郡高森町高森1057−14 0967-62-3331 2022年4月12日、この日は...

  • Kokuzo Shrine
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    4.5
    20 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Pref. Asoshi Ichinomiyamachiteno 2110
    "This Shinto shrine is one of the oldest in Kumamoto Prefecture. One of the 12 shrines of Aso, this shrine is dedicated to Hayamikatama-no-Mikoto and three other gods. The shrine is a famous for being a mystical ""power spot"" destination said to improve one's economic fortunes. Legend has it that the grove of cedars encompassing the grounds were personally planted by Hayamikatama-no-Mikoto and, although they were damaged by a major typhoon in 1991, trees more than 2,000 years old still stand straight and proud here. The shrine history-rich events throughout the year, including a field festival to pray for large harvests, a spring festival, traditional ritual to banish a sleep-inducing demon, and a rice harvesting festival."

    癒しとパワーを感じる神社です。 特に何があるとかではなく、マイナスイオンを感じてなんとなく居心地の良さのある神社です。

  • Aso-Kujū National Park
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    Kikuchi, Kumamoto prefecture, Aso city, Beppu city, Oita prefecture, Yufu city, others
    This national park consists of Mt. Aso, the world’s largest caldera, and the volcanic cluster including Kuju Mounatin Range, etc. There are many famous mountains within the park including the five peaks of Mt. Aso (the highest one is Mr. Takadake), and many people, especially climbers, visit the park. Mt. Tsurumi and Mt. Yufudake, located in the north, are known as scenic landmarks, especially during autumn when the mountain foliage turns deep red, orange and yellow dyed and is worth seeing. There are visitor centers in two places, South Aso and Chojabaru, exhibiting materials related to nature and culture. They also hold events and provide multilingual pamphlets.
  • Isshingyo Park
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asogunminamiasomura Nakamatsu 3226-1
    "This park south of Aso Shirohebi Shrine deifies an albino snake god. It's said the park's Great Isshingyo Cherry Tree was planted to mark the death of Hokinokami Korefuyu, the feudal lord of Yazaki Castle. The name of the park ""Isshingyo"" is derived from the ascetic exercises fervently performed to pray for the souls of Hokinokami Korefuyu and his vassals It's a magnificent, roughly 400-year-old hill cherry tree that's widely loved for its blossoms. The park holds the Minamiaso Cherry Blossom Garden Plant Festival from the end of March to the beginning of April when the flowers are at their peak. It's surrounded by rape fields, so you can take in the view of these flowers blooming along with the cherry blossoms. The cherry trees are illuminated at night when in full bloom. "
  • Seiryu no Mori
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asogunminamiogunimachi Manganji Sezu's book
    This is a huge natural park of 80 hectares, and in its eight-themed forest one can enjoy activities like bird watching, forest walking and seasonal scenery appreciation. It is equipped with an observation deck offering a great view, and is a popular resting spot.
  • Higotai Park
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    Kumamoto Aso-gun Ubuyamamura Tajiri 771
    This wild grass and flower park is located a 20-minute drive from Kurokawa Onsen. Flowers bloom on the park's spacious grounds throughout the year, including Gentiana thunbergii in spring, Echinops setifer in summer, and cosmos in fall. The grounds also offer a view of Mt. Kuju to the east, and the Senomoto Highland plus the five peaks and the outer crater rim of Mt. Aso from the south to the west. In addition, the park has an aquatic plant garden and a flower museum, and here all can freely learn about highland flowers. The park is also replete with a campground that has lodges, permanent tents, a library, and a river pool.
  • Aso Nikoniko Hiroba
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    Kumamoto Aso-gun Minamiasomura Shimo
  • Myojin Pond Meisui Park
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    Kumamoto Aso-gun Minamiasomura Yoshida
  • Yabe Surrounding area Prefectural Nature Park
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    Kumamoto Kami-mashiki-gun Yamatocho
  • Aso Rural Park
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    Kumamoto Aso-shi Kurokawa
  • Higo Thailand Park
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    Kumamoto Aso-gun Ubuyamamura
  • Kitazato Sta. Ato Park
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    Kumamoto Aso-gun Ogunimachi

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Kumamoto lies in the center of Kyushu, a calm prefecture perfect for easy strolls around the historic center and lazy evenings in the natural hot springs at Kurokawa Onsen. For a slightly more strenuous activity, head to Mount Aso, whose surrounding hills offer hiking opportunities aplenty with views over the active volcano.

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