The Mt. Aso Ropeway(阿蘇山ロープウェイ?,Asosan Rōpuwei) is Japaneseaerial lift line in Aso, Kumamoto, operated by Kyūshū Sankō Tourism(九州産交ツーリズム?,Kyūshū Sankō Tsūrizumu). Opened in 1958. the line climbs Mount Aso. Its official website claims it was the first aerial lift in the world to be built on an active volcano.  As such, the line and the observatory have views of an active volcanic crater with fumes.