The Aso-Nakadake caldera spans twenty-four kilometers and houses a steaming blue lake that’s an essential capture for any social media enthusiast. Volcanoes inherently exhibit unpredictable behavior, and this one is no exception. In the event of it emitting harmful gases or showing signs of eruption, as it periodically does, access is prohibited.
Although it may present the appearance of a tranquil mountain setting, Mount Nakadake in the Aso range is far from serene.
As one of Japan’s most active volcanoes, the constant activity doesn’t deter hikers from venturing up to one of the crater rims to catch a glimpse inside.
During such times, visitors resort to enjoying a leisurely stroll or a horse ride across the Kusasenri Plateau – an option considerably safer and more agreeable than navigating volcanic lava or clouds of noxious gas.