Aso Wide Area Tourism Federation
Go around Takamori-cho and Minamioguni-cho in autumn and winter and hit it on the spot with Garapon! “Japan’s most beautiful village stamp rally in Aso” started.
Takamori Town and Minamioguni Town in Aso County, which are members of the Association of the Most Beautiful Villages in Japan. We aim to expand the exchange population of the entire Aso region by holding excursion events of the same standard at the same time in both towns that are not next to each other.
A stamp rally in which more than 1,500 people participated in two months in summer is also held in winter! Takamori Town and Minamioguni Town in Aso County are holding a stamp rally where you can participate in the lottery by visiting the spots. In addition to winning accommodation tickets on the spot, there are also participation prizes. Even if you miss the lottery, you will have a double chance to win a special product.
About Japan’s Most Beautiful Village Stamp Rally in Aso
From Saturday, November 12, 2022, a stamp rally will be held in each town in Takamori Town and Minamioguni Town in Aso County. If you collect 3 stamps from 4 spots, you can participate in the Garapon lottery at the lottery location. There is also a double chance to win a special product.
Saturday, November 12, 2022 to Tuesday, January 31, 2023
● Rally Spot (Takamori Town)
・Minami Aso Railway Takamori Station
・Takamori Spring Tunnel Park
・Marukichi soy sauce
● Rally spot (Minamioguni Town)
・ Minamioguni Town General Product Center Kiyora Kaasa
・Kurokawa Onsen Ryokan Association (Kaze no Ya)
・Senomoto Rest House
・Oshito Stone Hill
●Premium & Participation Award (Takamori Town)
Prizes won at the Garapon lottery
・Kurokawa Onsen accommodation supplementary ticket (equivalent to 10,000 yen) ・Kurokawa Onsen Bath Bill
・ Soft serve ice cream exchange ticket for Minamioguni Town General Product Center Kiyora Kaasa (Minamioguni Town)
●Premium & Participation Award (Minamioguni Town)
Prizes won at the Garapon lottery
・Kurokawa Onsen accommodation supplementary ticket (equivalent to 10,000 yen) ・Simple dengaku set exchange ticket
・ Soy sauce for egg over rice from Buzenya Main Store (Takamori Town) Lottery location & Participation prize exchange
・Takamori Tourism Promotion Organization
Address: 1537-6 Takamori, Takamori Town, Aso District, Kumamoto Prefecture TEL: 0967-62-2300
Business hours: 9:00 to 16:00
・Minamioguni Tourism Association
Address: 1789-1 Akababa, Minamioguni-machi, Aso-gun, Kumamoto Prefecture TEL: 0967-42-1444
Business hours: 9:00 to 17:00
Recommendations for autumn and winter in Takamori-machi and Minamioguni-machi Taste Takamori dengaku slowly while surrounding the fire
Takamori dengaku is the local dish of Takamori town. You can enjoy it slowly around the fire in the hearth. This is a dish that you should definitely try during the cold season. This time, you will also win a mini dengaku set in the Garapon lottery in Minamioguni Town. Kurokawa Onsen bath bill renewed for the first time in 37 years [Image 10
Speaking of autumn and winter, it’s the time when you miss hot springs. For the first time in 37 years, Kurokawa Onsen’s hot spring bill system, which allows you to visit three open-air hot spring baths, has been renewed for the first time in 37 years. Until now, you could only use 3 hot springs, but now you can use 2 hot springs + 1 store (restaurant, souvenir, etc.), making it even more convenient. Please enjoy walking around the city using the new hot spring bill. This time, you will also win a hot spring bill in the lottery of Takamori Town. I would appreciate it if you could warm up slowly in the hot springs.
Introduction of sightseeing spots in Takamori-cho and Minamioguni-cho in autumn and winter
[Takamori Town] Kamishikimi Kumanoimasu Shrine. In the back of the worship hall, there is a large rock with a hole in it called Nasedoiwa.
[Takamori-cho] The cedar of Takamori-dono. A cedar tree over 400 years old, it is a popular power spot.
[Minamioguni Town] Oshito stone hill. You can enjoy a 360-degree panorama of grassland scenery. The view of the pampas grass spreading all over is a masterpiece.
[Minamioguni Town] Grassy terrace of Mt. Kohagi. A terrace has been completed on the grassland with a superb view overlooking the five peaks of Aso in the distance.
[Charcoal grill] Autumn of appetite! At some restaurants in Takamori Dengaku, you can order extra meat.
[Soba] Winter is the season for new soba! In Minamioguni Town, there is also a place where soba restaurants are gathered called “Soba Highway”.
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