I'm Teppi, a travel writer.
This is the 14th article introducing scenic spots✨
Up until now, I have mostly introduced scenic spots near Tokyo, but today I will be introducing a scenic spot in the Kyushu region for the first time !🛫🛫🛫
I would like to introduce Kabutoiwa Scenic Overlook in Kumamoto Prefecture😄
Enjoy the spectacular view of Aso and the maze of Japanese pampas grass ! Kabutoiwa Scenic Overlook
A famous place for Japanese pampas grass near Tokyo is Sengokuhara in Hakone.
A famous place for Japanese pampas grass near Osaka is Soni Highlands in Nara Prefecture.
You can enjoy the spectacular view of Japanese pampas grass, which is a typical autumn feature in Japan, from this observation deck !
…That's what this article is about😎
I mentioned that you can enjoy a spectacular view of Japanese pampas grass from the observatory, but to be more precise, there is a maze of Japanese pampas grass on the opposite side of the road from the observatory.
The main focus of the article, the spectacular view of Japanese pampas grass, will be introduced in the second half.
First of all, I would like to introduce the spectacular view that can be seen from Kabutoiwa Scenic Overlook📸
This is the spectacular view of Aso seen from Kabutoiwa Scenic Overlook !!!
You can also clearly see the topography of Aso, which is called the caldera.
The main peak of Aso is visible on the right side of the photo, and it is made up of five mountains🤗
There are also mountains on the outside surrounding Aso's main peak👀
And on the west side of the outer mountain is the Kabutoiwa Scenic Overlook that we are introducing this time📚
On the flat ground, you can also see Uchinomaki Onsen, a hot spring resort in Aso♨
It's a truly spectacular panoramic view✨
Another good thing is that there is a toilet available 24 hours a day in the observation deck parking lot🚘
Therefore, Kabutoiwa Scenic Overlook is a recommended place to view the sea of clouds in the early morning☁☁☁
A sea of clouds is most likely to occur in autumn, which is the best time to see Japanese pampas grass🍁
Now, the long-awaited view of Japanese pampas grass is here !
This is the Japanese pampas grass maze that local people maintain every year😊
In 2022, it will be open for free until the end of October📅
When I visited, there were two courses available: A course and B course.
Course A is a 300m long course.
Course B is a short course of 150m👍
The Japanese pampas grass grows as tall as an adult, so I was quite confused😅💦
By the way, the altitude of Kabutoiwa Scenic Overlook is 900m.
During the autumn season, the temperature difference between morning and evening can be significant, so we recommend wearing long sleeves and long pants👔
【Kabutoiwa Scenic Overlook（Japanese pampas grass maze） Information】
Address：Nishikozono, Aso City, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
Car：About 50 minutes from Kyushu Expressway Kumamoto IC on National Route 57 etc.
Article creation date：2022/10/5