Kuju Mountain Range

Travel Guide - Kuju Mountain Range


Kuju Mountain Range, at a level of 1,700 meters, stretches from Kokonoe town to Takeda city.
The mountains are beautifully adorned with pink Miyama-Kirishima flowers during the early summer, and leaves of vivid reds and yellows in the autumn.
There are also Handa Plateau in the north, and Kuju Plateau in the south.

Opening Hours

  • Open 24 hours
  • Chojabaru Visitor Center: 9:00 - 16:00 (November - April)
  • Chojabaru Visitor Center: 9:00 - 17:00 (May - October)


  • No closing days
  • Chojabaru Visitor Center: December 29 - January 3

Access / Public Transport

  • 50 minutes from JR Bungo-Nakamura Station by the bus bound for Kuju Tozan-guchi. Get off at Kuju Tozan-guchi Bus stop.

Address / Location

* Please click each address to show the location.
Ryumon-no-taki Falls
Ryumon-no-taki Falls located on the Matsugi-gawa river in Kuju-machi town and there is Matsugi Dam upstream. The double-layered falls is 40 m ...  more »
Tsukahara Onsen Hot Spring
Tsukahara Onsen Hot Spring gushes out from a steam-breathing active crater called "Tukahara-jigoku", or Tsukahara Hell, on the mountainside o ...  more »
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 rhododendro ...  more »
Yufugawa-keikoku Valley
Yufugawa-keikoku Valley stretches over 12 kilometers between Yufu and Beppu. It was created by erosion of the Yufu-gawa River over the years. ...  more »
Tsukahara-kogen Plateau
Tsukahara-kogen Plateau is located on the other side of Mt. Yufudake from Yufuin town. At an altitude of 600 meters, this exhilarating highla ...  more »
Mount Takao-san
Mt. Takao-san is located in Hachioji City on the western edge of Tokyo. The mountain is rich in nature and is designated as a national park ...  more »
Ikadaba Wasabi Paddies
Naka-Izu is the foremost center of Wasabi (Japanese horseradish) production in Japan because Wasabi requires rich natural surroundings and cl ...  more »


Francis Minien @FrancisMinien - 2016-06-08
Simply divine #landscapes in #japan no matter what the weather. More of the Kuju Mountain range… https://t.co/CAakEOE5G2
secured archives @securedarchives - 2015-10-19
Kuju mountain range, the autumn colors in the vicinity of the summit dyed in autumn full bloom http://t.co/SMnUzj63kx
Yasuko T @yzcafe2010 - 2015-08-26
The winding paths also treat visitors to views of the majestic Kuju mountain range. http://t.co/fQm9xouyy3
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