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Guided Tour in Aso’s Meadow

  • [Kumamoto] Aso-shi
  • [Guided Tour] Outdoor & Adventure, History & Culture

Fully Enjoy the Grasslands in Aso! 'Play' and 'Study' in the rich nature only here and 'Impressed'!!

The popular Tourist destination ‘Aso’ has precious vast grasslands.
On this tour, travelers will try unique experiences and find the Aso’s charms.
– Experienced guides accompany and take you to the special fields where people are usually not allowed to go in.
– Through ‘Walking’ and ‘Cycling’, travelers will be impressed with the experiences only here with knowledgeable guides
– Fun(1) ‘Walking’ Grassland Trail Walk: Guides will show you the history and special view points
– Fun(2) ‘Cycling’ Grassland Ride: Guides will take you to the thrilling world which travelers can only experience and see on bike

This tour is held in the grasslands in Machikoga, Sakanashi, Ichinomiya-machi, Aso-shi or Shimo-oginokusa, Kojo, Ichinomiya-machi, Aso-shi.

[Sample Itinerary]
= Grassland Trail Walk Plan = (5 hours)
9:30 Meeting at Michi-no-eki Aso
9:50 Moving from Michi-no-eki Aso to Machikoga Grassland
10:30 Arriving at the field and starting the walking tour
12:30 Eating lunch as you like
13:30 Finishing the walking tour
14:00 Moving from Machikoga Grassland to Michi-no-eki Aso
14:30 Finish

= Grasslands Ride Plan = (5 hours 30 mins)
10:00 Meeting at Michi-no-eki Aso
10:20 Orientaring
10:30 Moving from Michi-no-eki Aso to Machikoga Grassland
11:00 Arriving at the field and preparing for the cycling tour
11:30 Learning about bikes
11:50 Starting the tour (beginners and intermediate course)
12:30 Taking a break and having lunch
13:30 Restarting the tour
14:30 Finishing the tour and cleaning up
15:00 Moving from Machikoga Grassland to Michi-no-eki Aso
15:30 Finish

*Tour runs with a guide.

Detailed information
Held in Machikoga's glasslands from December to April and Shimo-oginokusa's grasslands all year round
9:00 - 16:00
Time required
Approx. 2 - 5 hours
Target age
Anyone / All children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Clothing / belongings
Please wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty.
Experience fee
[Trail Walk Plan] JPY 3,300 per a person

[Grasslands Ride Plan]
a group of 2-4 people: JPY 6,600 per a person and JPY 1,000 for grasslands preservation fee
a group of 5-6 people: JPY 5,940 per a person (10% discount) and JPY 1,000 for grasslands preservation fee
a group of 7-8 people: JPY 5,500 per a person (16% discount) and JPY 1,000 for grasslands preservation fee
Rental bicycle: JPY 1,650 per a bike
*The prices include tax.

[What's included] coffee and tea
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level.
- This tour will be canceled because of the bad weather.
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers.
Basic information
Name of facility
Michi-no-eki Aso (NPO ASO Den'en Kukan Museum)
1440-1, Kurokawa, Aso-shi, Kumamoto prefecture
Please come to 'Michi-no-eki Aso'.
[By car]
- Approx. 50 mins from Kumamoto IC to Aso via Route 57
- Approx. 40 mins from Aso Kumamoto Airport to Aso via Route 443 and 57
- Approx. 110 mins from Oita-shi to the direction of Kumamoto-shi via Route 57
Available at Michi-no-eki Aso
Reservation acceptability
Reservations available: Please contact us using the inquiry form below.
- This reservation will be confirmed after checking the availability.
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- This experience requires a minimum of 2 travelers.
- The reservation is required 7 days prior. (by 12:00 pm)
- Please let us know the following information.
> Lead traveler's name and phone number
> All travelers' full names, weights, heights, birthdays and passport information (passport number, nationality and expiry date)
> Flight information (Arrival and departure flights' airlines, flight number and time)
> Ship information (Arrival ship's name and time)
> Train information (Arrival train's company, station and time)
> Food allergies and other religious dietary restrictions
About cancellation fee
If you cancel within 1 day of the scheduled date, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Facility information on the hotel
- Wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
Consult with concierge
A dedicated concierge can help arrange the original travel plan and arrange accommodation. Please feel free to contact us
+81-505317-4494(10:00 ~ 19:00)
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