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Mount Kurodake / Oike Pond

Travel Guide - Mount Kurodake / Oike Pond


Located in the corner of Aso-Kuju National Park, Kurotake Mountain is a treasure trove of old-forest growth and alpine flora. Its rhododendron and other elegant flowers attract mountain climbers year-round. Oike Pomd is anoter popular location, well-known for hiking and bird-watching, and is ranked among the "top 100 waters of Japan."
From Oike Pond, it takes about 3 hours and 20 minutes to the summit of Mt. Kurodake.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Oike Pond: 8:00 - 17:00


  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Oike Pond: 100 yen

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 40 minutes from JR Tenjinyama Station by the bus bound for Asono. Get off at the last stop, then walk 50 minutes.
  • 40 minutes taxi ride from JR Tenjinyama Station

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • Shonaicho Asono, Yufu-shi, Oita, 879-5423