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scenic flight over mt aso

by mnutsy Online Now Mar 20, 2013 at 7:32 PM

can i get a scenic flight from hakata to and from mt aso? i was thinking of a morning/ afternoon flight there, around and back like i did in New Zealand recently.

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    Re: scenic flight over mt aso

    by Rabbityama Online Now Mar 20, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    Yes, there are helicopter rides available:
    sgc-air.co.jp/sightseeing/as...

    They operate from the Cuddly Dominion and the Aso Ski Resort Heliport. (I don't think there are any planes or helicopters that depart from Fukuoka)

    The top A through E course are those operated from the Cuddly Dominion. These are offered more frequently than the bottom 2 (A and B) from the ski resort.

    The C Course is the recommended course. It will take you above the caldera for a 7 minute ride.

    The 10 minute D Course takes you to all of the sites pictured on the left including the caldera.

    The E Course is 20 minutes and takes you to all the sites as well but at a more relaxed pace so you can take it all in.

    The prices per person are on the right. For example, the C Course costs 7500 yen (7000 yen for children). They request that at least 2 people are booked for the reservation, up to 3 can ride together (plus 1 child), and they will cancel flights if it rains.

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    Re: scenic flight over mt aso

    by mnutsy Online Now Mar 20, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    Ta. I'm coming from Hakata and didn't think I'd be able to see everything in a few hours but maybe the heli is the way to go. Had a look at the website but it's in Japanese. Maybe I'll ask the concierge at Hyatt Fukuoka to book.

    Much appreciated.

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