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Beppu to Mount Aso to Kumamoto

almost 2 years ago
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I will be travelling with family to Kyushu in Dec 2016.- 13 days

In brief, my itinerary is as such:

  1. Arrive Fukuoka (Hakata) - stay 1 night

  2. Next morning make my way to Yufuin (Explore Yufuin in the afternoon)

  3. Proceed to Beppu and check-in hotel. - stay 3 nights

  4. Safari
  5. Jigoku Hells
  6. Kokonoe suspension bridge

  7. Check out of Beppu on 4th day and proceed to Mount Aso (Explore Mount Aso)

  8. Proceed to Kumamoto and check -in hotel - stay 4 nights

  9. Kagoshima (daytrip)
  10. Nagasaki (via OceanArrow ferry)
  11. Miyazaki - Takachiho Gorge

  12. Check out of Kumamoto proceed to Hakata - stay 5 nights.

  13. Yanagawa
  14. Nagasaki - Huis Ten Bosch
  15. Some other side trips

My question is for s/n4 & 5:

  • I will not be using JR pass at this leg of the journey. Upon checkout of Beppu in morning, I will make my way to Aso - want to explore the part of Aso (Kusasenri-ga-hama) and also any peak to get nice panaromic view. Before making my way to Kumamoto in later afternoon probably around 4pm.

How do I make my way to Kusasenri after alighting from Aso station? Or if I were to take a bus from Beppu, where should I stop and how should I make my way to Kusasenri. There are loads of info in the internet but I am somewhat confused.

Latest by what time should I be at Aso station to take the train to make my way to Kumamoto Stn?

12228 posts
almost 2 years ago
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Hi there,

There are daily buses from Aso station to Kusasenri/Aso. Alternatively you could simply use a Taxi, though is may be a bit pricey. I am not sure if there is a bus directly from Beppu.

More details can be found here:

The latest ltd. express train departs Aso at 20:28 and the latest local service to Kamumoto is at 21:41.

Hope this helps,

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