Bike Tour Aso to Kurokawa: The mecca of onsen (hot springs)
Bike Tour Aso To Kurokawa Highlights: -The notorious Yamanami Hwy -Jeff
The Route: Arguably the most famous road in Kyushu, the Yamanami Hwy(HWY #11) was my next road to take from Aso. Aso was absolutely an amazing place and I could have easily spent another few days there but my bike was itching to get back on the road. Since Aso city is located inside of a humongous caldera, which is a 900 meter climb, I had to ride out of the caldera which was a couple of hours of uphill action, and a few times, I had to walk up due to fatigue. The top part of the hill is indeed amazingly beautiful and lived up to its expectations. The view of the landscape along the road had me stop every couple of minutes to capture the picturesque moments and just take breaks to take it all in for myself. I did decide to visit the Kurokawa Onsen, Hwy #442, since it was a good point where I can spend a night and rest for the next day’s climb up to 1400 meters.
Friday November 8, 2013
2013/11/08: Aso to Kurokawa: The mecca of onsen (hot springs)