【One-day Tour】Koganotaki Fall and Charms of Aso Tour(Only available for Winter)

Book Now for 2024 January & February 【Winter Limited Aso Tour】 !

Every time we go to Aso, it shows us different beauty in each season. We will offer winter limited Aso tour which includes Koganotaki Fall that is famous as “Frozen Fall”. Also, we will visit Kamishikimikumanoimasu shrine that is famous for the mystic atmosphere and has local myths to be shared. At Shirakawa spring, you can taste fresh spring water that has traveled underground for 2-3 decades. And of course, we will visit Mt. Nakadake crater which is an active volcano and you will feel the breath of the earth. In this tour, you can enjoy both nature and culture of Aso area and our English-speaking guide will share local myths and stories with you.
Join us on this winter limited tour of Aso and feel the charm of winter in Aso!

Available 2025


※ If you would like dates other than those listed above, please contact us.

Note : Please understand that there is no guarantee that you will be able to see Koganotaki Fall frozen, as it depends on the weather.


⭐️Koganotaki Fall (古閑の滝)〜Local guide’s winter recommendations!!〜

Koganotaki Fall is a symbol of winter in Aso. It consists of two waterfalls: Otoko Falls, with a drop of approximately 80 meters, and Onna Falls, with a drop of approximately 100 meters. In the coldest season, the cold wind blowing from the Aso Valley creates a powerful icefall. The delicate and beautiful “ice flowers” that form when splashes of water freeze are works of art created by ice. You will be captivated by the mystical sight that unfolds before your eyes. Also, in early spring, the sound of ice cracking and falling echoes through the air, a sound that heralds the arrival of spring in Aso. Every Saturday from mid-January to the end of February, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Koganotaki Fall is lit up, offering a fantastic view of the falls that is different from that of the daytime. In this tour, our fun and friendly English-speaking guide will take you to Koganotaki Fall and share geological and local stories with you!

Note : Please understand that there is no guarantee that you will be able to see Koganotaki Fall frozen, as it depends on the weather.

⭐️Kamishikimi kumanoimasu Shrine (上色見熊野座神社)

100 moss-covered stone lanterns, long-lasting stone steps and deep-in-forest atmosphere create the mystic and divine atmosphere and it has captured people’s heart. Some people describe that it is like being in an another world. It is also acknowledged as a place which was depicted in one animation film illustrated by a manga artist from Kumamoto. Now, fans of the film visit Kamishikimi Kumanoimasu Shrine for Anime Pilgrimage or Anime Seichi Junrei in Japanese.

⭐️Shirakawa Spring(白川水源)

Shirakawa spring is located in Minamiaso village which is famous for having a lot of springs. At Shirakawa spring, water gushes out at 60 tons per minute and it is the source of Shirakawa river and flows to Kumamoto City. You can taste spring water so bring an empty bottle with you!

⭐️Mt. Nakadake crater(中岳火口)

Nakadake Crater is a must-visit place in Aso and one of the few places in the world where you can see an active crater. You will feel the breath of the earth. At Sunasenri area, you will see desolate volcanic landscape. It is an old crater and almost no vegetation grows here. It is a world of sand as far as the eye can see.



10:30 Meet up with your guide in front of JR Aso station
10:55 Arrive at Koganotaki Fall parking and walk to the fall
12:30 Have lunch at local soba or tofu restaurant
13:35 Kamishikimikumanoimasu Shrine
14:05 Shirakawa Spring
15:05 Arrive at Nakadake crater and explore the area
16:23 Arrive back at JR Aso station

※We can also arrange plans according to your preferences so if you are interested in anything Aso, message us and make your trip to Aso memorable!



・Itinerary may vary due to the weather, traffic conditions, COVID-19 restrictions and other unavoidable circumstances.
・This event is ON rain or shine. In case of bad weather, we will cut the outdoor activities short and visit some museums or other onsen in the area.

・The path to the falls may be icy, so please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.


private taxi, fun and friendly English-speaking guide


Food / Drinks
Lunch is not included in this tour. Please notify us in advance if you have any food preference.