Mount Aso, is the largest active volcano in Japan, and is among the largest in the world. Aso has one of the largest calderas in the world (15.5 mi north-south, and 11 mi east-west). The caldera has a circumference of around 75 mi.
Nine Hells of Beppu, Japan, located on the Japanese island of Kyūshū, is the second largest producer of geothermal water in the world. Located in the same area are the “Nine Hells” or ponds that each has its own remarkable character and colour thanks to the variety of minerals in the outflows.
In Kyushu, Japan, there’s a tiny little village that’s drawing in visitors from across the world. Part Ghibli fantasy, part English Cotswolds, the town houses an Alice in Wonderland store, a Peter Rabbit petting zoo, and a bread shop modelled on the bakery in Kiki’s Delivery Service. And if you can’t bear to tear yourself away from the gorgeous shop-fronts and blossoming gardens, there’s a hotel where you can stay and gaze out at the cluster of cottages from the comfort of your own room.
The giant Sleeping Buddha of Nanzoin Temple, Fukuoka Prefecture in Japan. Travel Japan multicityworldtravel.com