Even beginners have a great view! If you see the sea of ​​clouds in Aso .... I tried putting together preparation & recommendation spots.

Hello everyone. It is Morinaga of the editor-in-chief of Kumamoto Kumamoto.

Have you ever seen the sea of ​​clouds in Aso?
As clouds come down due to the overlapping of various weather conditions, looking from a high place it looks like a sea.
There is a high probability of occurrence between the rainy season and the fall until around autumn, so if you are traveling Aso just in the coming season, I would like to see it.

So today, the sea of ​​clouds that even beginners can see! We will send them as a theme.

To see the sea of ​​clouds ① Look at the weather forecast well.

There are three basic conditions when a sea of ​​cloud occurs, it is necessary to have everything.

1. Sharp temperature change in the morning and evening and during the day
2. There is moderate moisture
3. A mild climate without wind

It is a chance a little cold, after a rain on the previous day, it gets warmer from the morning of the next day, the wind does not seem to blow.
However, I think that I do not quite understand it, so I am indebted to Mr. @unkaitter who every time I tried every time (@unkaitter), and if I exceed 50% I will set an alarm clock.

To see the sea of ​​clouds ② early rising and warm clothes

The time of day when the sea of ​​clouds is seen is roughly from sunrise to around 9 o'clock in the morning. Personally I love it being divine ~ for the delivery of the day around 6 o'clock in the morning.
And Aso in the morning is pretty cold. Let's wear clothes for + 1 clothes you think! !

<Belongings etc.>
✓ The clothes are 1 more (I'm colder than I expected, because I get wet with dew, it is recommended to shakashaka)
✓ Hat (In the morning, as you go up soon, it's troublesome to fix your sleeping habit)
✓ Towel (it is convenient if you have it)
✓ Smajo or camera (if you want a photo)
✓ Warm drink (I put tea in a water bottle)
✓ Moveable shoes (It slides pretty well in morning dew)

To see the sea of ​​clouds ③ Decide the spot

There are actually places where you can see the sea of ​​clouds, including the outer rings of Aso. It is smooth if you decide the place in advance. I will introduce some of the recommended spots personally.

First off here! Taikien Fudo Observatory
Although it is a place not to be mentioned, there is a parking lot, the place is easy to understand, more than anything Aso Gomi dake! It is a place of pushing for beginners from enjoying landscape. More than anything, as soon as you stop the car this scenery! I am happy!

If I could not see the sea of ​​clouds (I did not show up), I can have a morning that is too refreshing, I do not feel any loss.

By the way, although it is a little away from Taikan Feng, you can see the wonderful sea of ​​clouds around Taikanma bus stop.

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Power spot! The sea of ​​clouds seen from Okudo stone hill

Power spot Okudo stone hill in Minamioguni-machi. There are 300 large and small stones on the top of a small hill, among them the megalith called the largest "Okudo stone" is said to have a strange power as the kurukuri needle turns as the magnet approaches.
* Climb the parking lot for about 15 minutes.

From the summit you can see the scenery of 360 degree panoramic view, you can see the sea of ​​clouds in the direction of Aso and small country at the same time.

In the small country direction you can see the sea of ​​clouds spreading far away like this.

You can see the sea of ​​clouds early in the morning also from Route 212 which is the way to Okudo stone hill.

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Seto no Kogen

Fantastic morning! The sea of ​​clouds is spreading ☻ # sea of ​​clouds # morning bath

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Because I missed taking a picture I will excuse me from the instagram.
The book highland of Seta is also recommended as a cloud sea spot. If you are lucky you can also see the sea of ​​clouds while immersing in the outdoor bath of San-Ai Kogen Hotel.

Shooting for today. It was a long time in Aso. F Mountain-kun Thank you for your help.

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The grassland spreads and there are plenty of spots where you can take an instant like picture like this.
And the night sky is a wonderful place.

# Seten no kogen # Chaya no yabara campground # Starry Sky

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Posted by Ryo (@ryo_g_photography)

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Happy Rock Observatory (※ Not currently restricted, parking lot, toilet etc are available)

It is here if you enjoy the ridgeline of the outer ring and the sea of ​​clouds. There is parking lot & toilet & vending machine across the street.

Posted by Masakazu Kamezaki (@ masakamejp)

It is quoted from an instructor, but when you take a picture well, it seems to be such a feeling.

Posted by Makoto Yamanaka (@ yamanaka.makoto)

Depending on the season, the color of rice field seems to be patchwork and it is beautiful. Water is pasted at the time before rice planting, it will look like a mirror reflecting Aso Goto.

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What did you think? In the coming season, the probability of the sea of ​​clouds coming out in the Aso area will also increase. If you are going on a trip to Aso, please wake up a little early and look at the sea of ​​clouds.

see you!


Morinaga Born in Kumamoto and raised in Kumamoto. While living in the prefecture, I live in Minamioguni-cho, Aso-gun now. My favorite food is cabbage and cucumber. If you get drunk, you have a habit of cutting your hair yourself.

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Morinaga Born in Kumamoto and raised in Kumamoto. While living in the prefecture, I live in Minamioguni-cho, Aso-gun now. My favorite food is cabbage and cucumber. If you get drunk, you have a habit of cutting your hair yourself.

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