Known as Grassland of a Thousand Ri, Kusasenri is part of a 785,000 sq meter grassland formed from the floor of an ancient Japanese volcanic crater. The crater itself is around 1 km wide and has two ponds.
After a "picnic" lunch comprised of items purchased at a 7-eleven convenience store, we had a little time to walk around or to take a 5-minute horse ride for $15. The mound on the left of photo above was formed by a lava dome. Mt. Eboshidake, pictured in both images, is one of the five peaks of Mount Aso.
The scenic view was also enjoyed by some Harley riders. To my surprise, one of the riders was female.