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Dec 11, 2022 Local News
Aso Selected For National Farm Stay Promotion Project
Aso City in Kumamoto is one of the four destinations that recently joined the national government’s farm stay promotion program. The ‘Savor Japan’ program invites inbound tourists ...
Nov 4, 2021 Local News
Further Eruptions At Mt. Aso Expected
Risks of another eruption at Mt. Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture remains high. As of October 27, one week after the eruption of the Nakadake crater, stronger and more frequent volcanic ...
Oct 21, 2021 Local News
Mt. Aso Erupts – No Injuries Reported
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) raised the warning level for Mt. Aso to three as of October 20. The volcano erupted at 11: 43 on Wednesday, sending volcanic smoke to 3,500 me...
Sep 9, 2021 Local News
New Cycle Tourism Courses For Aso Area
Kogidasu.jp, a regional bicycle-tourism platform run by Aso Cycling Tourism School in Kumamoto, developed the first model course for the Aso area. ‘Aso-ichi’ is a 120-kilometer rou...
Apr 7, 2021 Local News
Minamiaso, Kumamoto Promotes Itself as Japan’s No.1 Bakery Village
Minamiaso Village in Kumamoto Prefecture is working to promote itself as Japan’s No.1 bakery village. The village enjoys the largest bakeries-to-population ratio in Japan and has b...
Sep 10, 2020 Local News
Minami-aso Opens College to Educate International IT Specialist for Tourism
A college specialized in IT and tourism education will be established in Minami-aso Village, Kumamoto Prefecture. The Idea, IT College Aso, will provide a two-year curriculum to ed...
Oct 6, 2017 Local News
Panoramic View Road in Aso Reopens
On October 4, another road leading up to Mount Aso reopened after a year and a half, allowing one-way traffic to pass through. The 11 km Yoshida prefectural road known as...
Aug 24, 2017 Local News
Aso City Abandons Laputa Road Reconstruction
Aso City, Kumamoto Prefecture, is reportedly abandoning reconstruction efforts on Laputa no Michi (Laputa Road). Sometimes referred to as the Road to Heaven, the 5.8 km drive...