Take in the view at Daikanbo, an observation area within the national park. The scenic spot, located on the top of a hill, offers views of five peaks of the mountain range, said to resemble a reclining Buddha. An onsite visitor center introduces the area, the significance of the view, and includes a restaurant serving light refreshments. To reach the observation platform, travel by car and use the onsite parking lot, or drop by as part of a longer walk through the national park. Make Daikanbo a centerpiece of your Aso vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Aso travel itinerary planner.
We walked from the bus stop to Daitenbo Park. It was long, but we'll worth it. Farms, wildflowers, the stuff not normally seen. Daitenbo itself had great views, a great tourist shop. more »
We were somewhat surprised that one of Aso's main attractions was not served by public transport like most of the others. We caught the Route 7 bus and were aware that there was a walk of 2k to the..... more »
We went there on a sunny winter day. Excellent walk and scenery.
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