Mt. Aso

Take a trip down south in Japan — five hidden gem places to visit in Kyushu

Escape from the hustle and bustle with these spots in Kyushu!

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Japan’s Mt. Aso currently erupting, Kyushu residents capture dramatic photos

Japan’s beautiful mountainous scenery and relaxing hot springs are all thanks to volcanic activity, and even today there are still a handful of active peaks to be found in the country. One of the most famous, Kyushu’s Mt. Aso, is even a popular tourist destination. We don’t recommend visiting today, though, because the 1,592-meter (5,223-foot) volcano is currently erupting, as seen in these photos taken by locals.

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