- a volcano in SW Japan, in central Kyushu. 5225 feet (1593 meters); crater 12 miles (19 km) across.
- Mount, a volcanic mountain in Japan, in central Kyushu, noted for its vast caldera. 5223 feet (1593 meters).
Also called A·so·san [ah-soh-sahn] /ˌɑ soʊˈsɑn/.
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Asosan mountain, on the island of Kyushu, has the largest crater in the world.The Old World and Its Ways
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- a group of five volcanic cones in Japan on central Kyushu, one of which, Naka-dake, has the largest crater in the world, between 16 km (10 miles) and 24 km (15 miles) in diameter. Highest cone: 1592 m (5223 ft)Also called: Asosan (ˌɑːsəʊˈsɑːn)