Hike to Takadake Peak – Mount Aso, Kumamoto, Japan

Hike to Takadake Peak – Mount Aso, Kumamoto, Japan

Mount Aso (阿蘇山, Aso-san), is also known as Aso Volcano and in this sense is the largest active volcano in Japan, and is among the largest in the world.

Common use relates often only to the somma volcano in the centre of the Aso Caldera. It stands in Aso Kujū National Park in Kumamoto Prefecture, on the island of Kyushu. Its tallest peak, Takadake, is 1,592 meters (5,223 ft) above sea level.

I climbed Mt. Takadake (高岳; Mountain peak) in the morning to see the sunrise from the east peak of Mt. Takadake.

Video Source: 阿蘇高岳 仙酔峡尾根ルート (11月) from trekking mako-channel on Youtube CC BY

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