When visiting Mt. Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture，you should take the time to ride the Mt. Aso Ropeway.
It is the world’s first ever ropeway on an active volcano，and it can ascend 108m in about 4 minutes.
The large gondola can hold up to 91 persons so there isn’t much waiting to do. During the ride，you’ll be able to admire the typically wild sceneries of Mt. Aso and the splendorous caldera below.
The ride usually lasts for about 15 minutes but may last for less when exceptionally busy.
The running of the ropeway is also subject to the activity of Mt. Aso so please check on the official website prior to your visit.