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.
- Oike Pond: 8:00 - 17:00
- No closing days
Price / Entrance Fee
- Oike Pond: 100 yen
Access / 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 / Location
- Shonaicho Asono, Yufu-shi, Oita, 879-5423