Mt. Kuju (Aso-Kuju National Park)

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The tallest peak on the Kyushu mainland standing at 1,791m. Stunning active volcanoes and vibrant colours. Lots of different peaks to do along the way and always changing scenery.

Public Transport
Maximum Elevation

Getting there

Take the Kyush Odan Bus to Makinototoge where you will begin the hike Follow the path and even if you can't read Japanese, if you keep following the signs you will eventually get to the peak. Alternately you can drive and park in the carpark at Makinoto Toge. 

Alternately you can begin at Chojabaru Information Center which is accessbiel via the same bus and can park there. 


Route/Trail notes

The route is fairly straight forward. It is not too strenuous, no rock scrambling involved. There are a few ladders and can be slippery in the winter months when snow and ice builds up on the top of the volcano/mountain. Anyone can do this hike. 

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