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Daikanbo is located at Kumamoto Prefecture, it stands for large observatory with its panoramic views of the five central peaks of Mt. Aso, and Oita’s Kuju Mountain range. At 936 meters high, Daikanbo is the highest peak of Mt. Aso’s northern outer rim and visitors get to experience a stunning view of the towns and fields of Aso Valley below.

Lake Kinrin is situated at Yufuin in Oita Prefecture, and the name Kinrin literally means "Golden Fish Scale". Lake Kinrin’s uniqueness is that from the bottom of the lake, there is a regular spring as well as a hot spring that feed water into the lake. In autumn, you can see beautiful red and yellow leaves surrounding Lake Kinrin. During the cool fall and winter mornings, you can enjoy the wondrous morning mist hanging over the lake surface.

Ibusuki Onsen at Kagoshima prefecture offers distinctive spa experience for its pairing of steamy sand baths on the beach and conventional open-air hot springs. Ibusuki is Kagoshima's most famous hot spring area well known for its excellent seaside location and Sunamushi hot sand baths where the sand is naturally heated by volcanic steam, a style of bathing said to have become popular over 300 years ago.

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