Geosite introduction of Aso

9.Mt. Ogidake Geosite

Ogidake Geosite

An isolated peak in the pyroclastic flow plateau

Hundreds of thousands of years ago, a huge mountain stood on this site. When Aso erupted, most of it was buried in pyroclastic flow, leaving only the tip that is visible today. The surrounding pyroclastic flow plateau is clearly visible from this geosite.

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Mt. Ogidake

This small rhyolite mountain emerges from the surrounding plateau of pyroclastic deposits like an island. An important lily of the valley habitat is located nearby.