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  • Kikuchi Valley

    About 35 minutes by car
    "100 selections of Japanese forest bathing forests""100 best waters in Japan""100 Best Waterfalls in Japan""100 selections of water source forests"
    Selected as one of the "100 Views of Kumamoto Green", "100 Selections of Nature in Kumamoto", and "100 Views of New Kumamoto"
    It is a tourist attraction that represents Kikuchi City.
    Opening Hours /8:30 to 17:00(Early April to mid-November)
    Address / 5026 Hara, Kikuchi, Kumamoto
    Tel /0968-27-0210
  • Kumamoto Castle

    About 71 minutes by car
    Kumamoto Castle is said to be one of the three famous castles in Japan, is a famous castle built by Kiyomasa Kato over the course of seven years from the 6th year of Keicho (1601).In April 2016, a large earthquake with a maximum seismic intensity of 7 that struck Kumamoto caused enormous damage.
    Currently, construction is proceeding with the highest priority being the restoration of the castle tower.
    Opening Hours / Release:March-November 8:30-18:00 Admission until 17:30
    Release:December-February 8:30-17:00 Admission 16:30
    Regular holiday / December 29th to December 31st
    Address / 1-1 Honmaru, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture
    Tel /096-352-5900(Kumamoto Castle General Office)
  • Aya Castle

    About 71 minutes by car
    A restaurant and souvenir shop "Sakura no Koji" with 22 shops selected from Kumamoto prefecture in the Edo period
    A gem that can only be obtained here, which can only be tasted here while going around the alleys that reproduce the castle town
    Please enjoy many.
    Opening Hours /9:00 to 17:30
    Regular holiday / December 30-31 
    Address / Chuo-ku Ninomaru 1-3 No. 1
    Tel /096-322-5060(Josaien Tourist Information Center)
  • Suizenji Temple Joju Park

    About 64 minutes by car
    Kumamoto Castle with Kumamoto Castle, Suizenji Temple Joju Park is known as a standard tourist spot in Kumamoto City.
    You can go around the park around the pond where the groundwater of Aso gently springs up.
    It is a graceful strolling garden in the Momoyama style.
    Also known as Suizenji Park, it is also familiar to the local people.
    Opening Hours / 8:30-17:00(November-February)
    No regular holiday
    Address / 8-1, Suizenji Park, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto City
    Tel /096-383-0074
  • Yachiyoza

    About 73 minutes by car
    Built in 1910, "Yachiyoza" is designated as a national important cultural property.
    It is an active playhouse.
    On days when there are no performances, you can see the dressing room, the abyss, the surrounding stage, and the soft-shelled turtle, and you can actually walk along the flower path and the stage.
    Regular holiday / Second Wednesday of every month, 12/29 to 1/1
    Address / 1499 Yamaga, Yamaga City, Kumamoto Prefecture
    Tel /0968-44-4004
  • Greenland

    About 101 minutes by car
    "Greenland Resort" is located on the prefectural border with Fukuoka Prefecture, Arao, and has good transportation access.
    It is a large resort area that attracts about 3 million people annually.
    In addition to the amusement park, there is a golf course on the vast site with a total area of 3 million square meters.
    There is also a hotel, hot springs and a shopping mall.
    Opening Hours / 9:30 to 17:30 (GW,Summer Vacation,New Year's Eve,Open at night.(Changes in winter)
    Regular holiday / No
    Address / Arago City Midorigaoka
    Tel /0968-66-1112
  • Kumamoto City Botanical Garden

    About 64 minutes by car
    "Kumamoto City Zoological and Botanical Garden" is an animal and botanical garden located in Higashi-ku, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture.
    It is conveniently located on the shores of Lake Ezu, near the city center.
    In the garden with a total area of 24.5 hectares, there are about 120 species and 700 animals and about 800 species and 50,000 plants.
    there is.There is a zoo, a botanical garden, and an amusement park zone that the whole family can enjoy.
    Opening Hours / From 9:00 to 17:00(Admission until 16:30)
    Regular holiday / Closed day:Mondays (4th Monday, if it is a holiday, the following weekday is closed),
    December 30th to January 1st
    Address / 5-14-2 Kengun, Higashi-ku, Kumamoto-shi
    Tel /096-368-4416
  • Lake Gotsu

    About 64 minutes by car
    You can enjoy attractive sightseeing at "Lake Ezu", an oasis of water in Kumamoto.
    The area around Lake Ezu is Suizenji Ezuko Park, which is a place of relaxation for the locals.
    You can enjoy nature by watching fireflies in the summer and wild birds in the winter.
    Address / 935-1 Hiroki, Higashi-ku, Kumamoto
    Tel /096-360-2620(Suizenji Gotsuko Park Management Office)
  • Kumamoto City Museum of Contemporary Art

    About 79 minutes by car
    It is a museum close to the citizens of Kumamoto, where various exhibitions, concerts and events are actively held.
    Depending on the time of year, the works of famous anime characters and artists are exhibited.
    Many of them can be viewed for free and are recommended for tourists.
    Opening Hours /10:00 to 20:00(Exhibition admission until 19:30)※Closed for the time being to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infection
    Regular holiday / Tuesday,December 29th to January 3rd
    Address / 2-3 Kamidori-cho, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto-shi, Kumamoto
    Tel /096-278-7500
  • Nanjo Melon Dome

    About 59 minutes by car
    Nanagi Melon Dome is a unique dome-shaped product hall in the shape of a "melon"! This "melon" is a melon that has passed the sugar content test by the "optical sensor" which is a special product of Shichijo Town, Kikuchi City.Various other processed products are displayed in the store.
    Opening Hours / Product Center 9:00 to 18:00(Restaurant:From 10:00 to 15:30)
    Regular holiday / January 1-3
    Address /  Kumamoto Prefecture Kikuchi City Nanagi Town Okada 306
    Tel /0968-25-5757
  • Suntory Kyushu Kumamoto Factory

    About 63 minutes by car
    A hybrid factory that produces soft drinks in addition to beer, cocktails, and chu-hi.It is a popular facility for families as you can observe the process until the product is made and enjoy tasting of freshly made "The Premium Malt's" and various soft drinks.
    Opening Hours /9:30 to 17:00
    Regular holiday / New Year holidays and factory holidays(There is temporary closure)
    Address / 478 Yawatasui, North Amagi, Kashima Town, Kamimashiki District, Kumamoto Prefecture
    Tel /096-237-3860(Reservation required:Telephone reception hours 9:30 to 17:00)
  • Sakitsu Church

    About 207 minutes by car
    It was registered as a World Heritage Site in July 2018. "Hidden Christian Sites in Nagasaki and Amakusa"One of its constituent heritage, "Sakitsu Church," is located in a small fishing village on Shimoshima Island, Amakusa.Also known as the "Oura Cathedral of the Sea," it is a Gothic church that suddenly appears inside a Japanese house.
    Opening Hours /9:00 to 17:00
    closing day / No(Temporarily closed) 
    Address / 539 Sakitsu, Kawauramachi, Amakusa
    Tel /0969- 78-6000(Sakitsu Village Guidance Center)
  • Sea donut

    About 136 minutes by car
    Opening Hours / (Summer) March 20th to October 31st 9:00 to 18:00(Last admission 17:00)
    (Winter) November 1st to March 19th 9:00 to 17:00(Last admission 16:00)
    Regular holiday / Open daily
    Address / 6225-7 Aitsu, Matsushima-cho, Amakusa shi, Kumamoto
    Tel /0969-56-1155