As Mount Aso blows its top, tourism industry braces for fallout

National Sep 15, 2015

As Mount Aso blows its top, tourism industry braces for fallout

More than 400 people canceled reservations at hotels and inns in Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture, on Tuesday, a day after Mount Aso erupted and turned the sky ashen. Businesses relying on tourism voiced concern about the financial fallout. The Meteorological Agency maintained its alert level at ...

Hot times in the realm of Mount Aso

Travel Dec 21, 2013

Hot times in the realm of Mount Aso

by Mandy Bartok

I used to think that only Mount Fuji was massive enough to have its own weather patterns, but 1,592-meter Mount Aso in Kyushu proved me wrong. The clear skies and perfect late-September temperatures we were reveling in at the base of the hill dissipated quickly ...