Today's operation status
As of 14:54 on June 22nd
Mt. Aso
※▲is scheduled to operate, but there is a possibility that the service will be canceled at the last minute.
Today's operation status
As of 14:54 on June 22nd
Mt. Aso
※▲is scheduled to operate, but there is a possibility that the service will be canceled at the last minute.

Takachiho is famous for Ryokan Shinsen and Ama-no-Iwato Shrine, with a heliport conveniently located 3 minutes by car from Takachiho Gorge as a takeoff/landing place. In Aso, the heliport at Apika, a 5-minute drive from Aso Station, is the departure and arrival point! We can pick you up and drop you off anywhere in the city.


Plan 15Min

Price (tax included)

40,000 yen~ /people

※Price per person when 3 people are on board

※Flight fee(Capable of boarding 3 people): 120,000yen

Flight fee(Capacity 1~ 3people) 120,000yen(Tax included)
Number of passengersPrice per person
3 people40,000 yen /people
2 people60,000 yen /people
1 people120,000 yen /people

Two special ARIAir offers

  • 阿蘇での送迎無料

    Free transportation at Aso

    By private car
    Pick up and drop off between Aso city and heliport.

  • 阿蘇山遊覧

    Mt.Aso Helicopter Flight

    We have prepared a special course that allows you to enjoy the view over the Aso Crater on the way.


  • 9:30

    Pick-up and drop-off service

    Departing from Aso: A private car will pick you up at a designated location in Aso.Upon arrival in Aso: A dedicated pick-up car will take you to the designated location in Aso.

  • 9:45

    Departure from Aso City Heliport

    Helicopter transfer from heliport to destination (15 minutes)

  • 10:00

    Landing in Takachiho Gorge Heliport

    If departing from Takachiho: We will arrange a cab in advance in front of the heliport. (extra charge) Arriving in Takachiho: A cab will be arranged in advance in front of the heliport. (extra charge) ※Helicopter will return to Takachiho without parking.

Included in the price

* Flight fare for up to 3 persons
* Pick-up and drop-off between designated location in Aso city and Aso Heliport


If bad weather is expected, we will inform you of flight availability by 3:00 p.m. the day before.
We will arrange a hired car for the land transportation. The difference between helicopter and car hire fee will be notified within 3 days of the day of the tour.
If the flight is not possible due to bad weather, the cancellation policy for the flight will be as stated separately, but if we have already made reservations at a restaurant or inn, the full amount of the restaurant or inn fee will be considered as cancellation on the day of the flight and a cancellation fee will be charged.

Not included in the price

*Courier fee for baggage that cannot be carried on board
*Pick-up car at Takachiho heliport (If you use a nearby ryokan, you can use the ryokan’s pick-up car.)

Price details

Flight fee(Capacity 1~ 3people) 40,000yen (Tax included)
Number of passengersPrice per person
3 people40,000 yen /people
2 people60,000 yen /people
1 people120,000 yen /people


4 steps to complete your reservation

  • STEP1
  • STEP2
  • STEP3
  • STEP4
  • Check available dates

    Please select your desired date.
    Payment will be made after your reservation is confirmed.

  • Application

    Fill in the required information in the form.
    If you have any questions or requests, please contact us.
    Please feel free to let us know.

  • Concierge

    Even after booking options etc.
    A dedicated concierge will quickly and carefully
    We will listen to your requests.

  • Boarding

    *Compare with other companies!
    ARIAir has excellent access!
    Go to each heliport smoothly!

Detailed information on cruising plans

  • Flight courses・Highlights

    Observe Aso crater from above and fly directly in a straight line.

    • フライトコース

      Highlights:Mt.Aso/Aso City/Takachiho Gorge

    Meeting place, Address, Access

    Meeting place: Aso Apika Heliport
    Address: 487 Kurokawa, Aso, Kumamoto 869-2225, Japan
    Closest station: Aso station
    JR Hohi Main Line
    5 minutes by free shuttle from Aso Station. A cab will cost about 600 yen.

    About flight time

  • The maximum time is 20 minutes and the fastest is 15 minutes, depending on the weather.

  • Notes on weight restrictions and baggage

    Weight limit (total) : 250kg/Including luggage
    Weight limit (1 seat maximum) : 120kg
    Please carry your luggage on your lap when boarding. (No cargo space)
    For baggage, there is a luggage storage area on site.


    Meeting place: Heliport of Takachiho Gorge Community Center
    1515 MitaiTakachiho, Nishiusuki District, Miyazaki 882-1101

  • Insurance

    Third Party Passenger Comprehensive Liability Insurance
    This insurance provides coverage for legal damages caused by accidental injury to the life or body of a third party or passenger outside the aircraft, or damage to the property of a third party or passenger's baggage outside the aircraft, arising out of the ownership, use, or management of the contracted aircraft.


    The operating company will be informed at the time of reservation completion.

    Determination of weather conditions

    If the flight operator determines that the flight is not possible due to inclement weather, the flight will be cancelled. In such cases, all fees will be refunded (excluding bank transfer fees). Even if the weather is cloudy, the flight will be performed if it is possible to fly. You may change your own itinerary up to the date before the cancellation policy is applied.

    Cancellation Policy

    Change/Cancellation Policy
    If you wish to change or cancel your reservation after it has been confirmed, please contact us by e-mail.Cancellation policy for customer's convenience is as follows:
    From reservation confirmation to
    30 days prior to boarding date: 880 yen
    29 days to 7 days prior to boarding date: 10%.
    6 days to 2 days prior to boarding date: 20%.
    The day before boarding: 80%
    The day of boarding: 100%
    However, this does not apply when flights are not possible due to inclement weather or other reasons.

    In case of flight impossibility
    • In the event of inclement weather (weather conditions will be determined by our company)
    • Cases in which a specific event occurs in the aircraft used
    • In the event of other events that may interfere with flight operations.
    • In case of flight cancellation
    Schedule changes will be accepted without a change fee.
    Refunds will be made in the full amount of the refund minus the transaction fee for
    Credit card payments and the bank transfer fee.
    Change/Cancellation Policy

    Method of payment

    Credit card payment

    • VISA
    • MASTER
    • JCB
    • Diners Club

    smart phone payment

    • Google Pay
    • Apple Pay
    • Alipay
    • WeChat Pay


    • 銀行振込
    • コンビニ払い

Customer's voice


  • Female in their 20s



    Until now, the only means of transportation from Aso to Takachiho was by rental car or cab, which was inconvenient. Moreover, it took about 1 hour and 15 minutes one way by car, which was a hassle. Now that the new air stations have been opened in Aso and Takachiho, it has become very convenient. Aso Heliport has a shuttle service, so we were able to move smoothly after getting off the helicopter.

  • Male in their 40s



    My wife and I used this service from Takachiho to Aso. After enjoying Ryokan Shinsen and Takachiho Gorge, we took the helicopter to Aso. From Shinsen, we were given a free shuttle to Takachiho Heliport.

Optional Information

  • Pick-up and Drop-off Options


    Alphard +46,000yen(tax in)~

  • Bouquet Option

    Our staff will deliver a bouquet of the season's finest flowers in front of the helicopter in the hangar after landing.

    +28,000yen(tax in)~

  • This can be used as a surprise memory or a profile movie of your wedding.

    +66,000yen(tax in)~

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