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Komezuka

Known as the "Dimple of Aso," Komezuka is a small volcano with a height of approximately 80 meters.

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Komezuka, a cone-shaped volcano, is located at the base of Kishimadake, one of the central peaks of Mount Aso's five peaks. This small mountain stands about 80 meters high and is believed to have been formed by an eruption around 3,300 years ago. The slopes are covered with grasslands, turning a vibrant green from spring to summer. In autumn, the slopes glow golden with susuki (Japanese pampas grass), and in winter, they are beautifully blanketed in snow.

The name "Komezuka" comes from a local legend. According to the legend, the god of Aso, Takeiwatatsu-no-Mikoto, piled up rice to create the mountain, and the dimple at the summit is said to be the mark where he scooped out rice to distribute to the poor. This dimple-like feature gives Komezuka its nickname, "The Dimple of Aso."

While climbing the mountain is now prohibited to protect the environment, it can be admired from the road. There are no observation platforms, so it is best viewed from a car during a drive. Numerous viewpoints are available along the "Aso Panorama Line," with several spots where cars can pull over.

Highlights

  • A beautiful volcano located at the base of Kishimadake.
  • Steeped in legend, said to have been created by the god of Aso.
  • Numerous viewpoints along the "Aso Panorama Line."

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  • From spring to summer, the slopes are covered with lush green grasslands.

    From spring to summer, the slopes are covered with lush green grasslands.

  • Also known for its stunning susuki (Japanese pampas grass) in autumn.

    Also known for its stunning susuki (Japanese pampas grass) in autumn.

  • The winter scenery is equally beautiful, with the slopes covered in snow.

    The winter scenery is equally beautiful, with the slopes covered in snow.

Official FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions have been vetted and answered directly by each listing.

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Is free Wi-Fi available in the area?

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No free Wi-Fi available.

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Is parking available?

A

Available at the Komezuka Shimoenchi Park Parking Area.

Q

Are there restrooms available?

A

Located within the Komezuka Shimoenchi Park Parking Area.

Reviews

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  • 羽信

    米塚的形狀非常獨特,看起來像是一座完美的小火山,且被綠草覆蓋,這樣的景觀在其他地方很難見到。

Details

Name in Japanese
米塚
Postal Code
869-2226
Address
Otohime, Aso City, Kumamoto
Telephone
0967-34-1600(Aso Information Center)
Closed
Free to walk
Business Hours
Walk anytime
Admission
Free
Access
About 10 minutes by taxi from JR Akamizu station
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)