Guest House Asora, newly opened in April 2013, is conveniently located just 10 min walk from JR Aso Sta.. The hostel is economical, clean and cozy. It is a perfect lodging place for sightseeing in Aso region. Having a female owner, the hostel is a nice and safe place for solo female travelers. We are a two-story house that has a homelike atmosphere. The dorm on the first floor is Japanese style, where people sleep on Japanese-style bedding on the tatami matted floor. The dorm room on the second floor had bunk beds. The dorms are segregated by gender. However, mixed dorm for a group of 2 to 8 people can also be arranged upon request. We dont offer meal services. There are restaurants and super markets nearby, all within 20 min walking distance. You can dine out or cook for yourself at the hostel. The kitchen is shared, equipped with household appliances such as refrigerator, microwave oven and rice cooker. Spices for cooking are free of charge. The common room is also a dining room. It is a relaxing space where travelers meet, enjoy food and each other's company. You are free to take a shower anytime in the shared shower room. If you want to take a Japanese style hot spring bath, there is hot spring public house just 10 min walk from the hostel. A hotel with hot spring bath opens to the public is 5 min walk away. The restroom is shared. Hairdryers are rented for free. Please bring your own tooth brush and towels. Our washing machine is 200yen per use. Detergent is free of charge. We dont have a dryer. You can either hang out the laundry to dry, or go to a coin laundry within 10 minutes walk from the hostel. We have free parking spaces for cars, motorcycles, and bicycles. We offer bicycle rental service. Renting for 2 hours is free of charge. Location/Area: Mount Aso is an active volcano. It has one of the largest ancient caldera in the world. Tourists can easily go up to the crater of Mt. Nakadake, one of the volcanic peaks, by toll or ropeway. Kusasenri-ga-hama is a grass covered plain by Nakadake crater. Horse riding is possible from early March to mid-December. You can visit the Aso Volcano Museum to learn about the volcano.