Take in the view at Daikanbo Lookout, 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 Lookout a centerpiece of your Aso vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Aso travel itinerary planner.
Daikanbo Lookout reviews
Aso-san, the symbol of Kumamoto Prefecture, is the largest compound volcano in Japan, situated in the central part of Aso Kuju National Park. The central cone group consists of five peaks, the... more »
great location of lookout - you can see the whole valley. Good explanation about the caldera - the crater of the Aso area. more »
Unique view of the entire Aso caldera. Unfortunately view was not great on the day we went (end of March) due to the seasonal dust blown over from China from the Gobi desert producing a white haze that limited visibility. Will have to go back!
Such a wonderful place, the view is nice and the snacks is really good! Worth a visit!
Build a tripTell us where and when you
want to go, we will build
the best sightseeing itinerary
Refine itYou have complete flexibility on your destinations and itinerary
Book as a packageUse our travel agents to get
package savings and hassle free booking
Enjoy your trip!Enjoy our 24x7
Popular things to do in Aso
Side trips from Aso
Hidden gems in Aso
Nearby attractions in Aso
Nature in Aso
Trips to Daikanbo Lookout by other users
28 days in East Asia BY A USER FROM DENMARK Tokyo Fuji Kyoto 8 days in Fukuoka & Kumamoto BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA Fukuoka Kumamoto 32 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Nachikatsura-cho Ise Yakushima-cho 14 days in East Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Kyoto Kitakyushu Beppu 27 days in Japan BY A USER FROM JAPAN Fukuoka Minamioguni-machi Nagasaki 15 days in Kyushu BY A USER FROM JAPAN Nagasaki Sasebo Fukuoka