11 days in Kumamoto Prefecture Itinerary

11 days in Kumamoto Prefecture Itinerary

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11 days in Kumamoto Prefecture Itinerary

Start: Surabaya
Fly + Drive:  17​h 45​min
1
Amakusa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kumamoto
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Aso
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h
End: Surabaya

2
nights
Amakusa

Amakusa ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ashikita Seaside Comprehensive Park and Goshoura Cretaceous Museum. Get some cultural insight at Open Samurai Residence Takezoetei and Oe Cathedral Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amakusa: Arima Christian Heritage Museum (in Minamishimabara) and Izumi City Public Samurai Residence Saishotei (in Izumi).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Amakusa tour planning app .

Surabaya, Indonesia to Amakusa is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Japan Standard Time (JST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In July in Amakusa, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Amakusa

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Izumi, Ashikita Seaside Comprehensive Park, Arima Christian Heritage Museum
Highlights from your plan
Oe Tenshudo Church ©
Oe Tenshudo Church
Sakitsu Catholic Church ©
Sakitsu Catholic Church
Arima Christian Heritage Museum ©
Arima Christian Heritage Museum

3
nights
Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Catholic Tetori Church and Mifune Dinosaur Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Okoshiki Beach and Ochozu no Mori will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kumamoto: Kiyomizu Temple (in Miyama), Nankan Iki Iki Village (in Nankan-machi) and Miyanohara-ko Historic Site (in Omuta). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Kumamoto Castle, take an in-depth tour of Newspaper Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kato Shrine.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Kumamoto online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Amakusa to Kumamoto takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kumamoto can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Aso.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kiyomizu Temple, Okoshiki Beach, Nankan Iki Iki Village, Mifune Dinosaur Museum, Miyanohara-ko Historic Site
Highlights from your plan
Catholic Tetori Church ©
Catholic Tetori Church
Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Kato Shrine ©
Kato Shrine

3
nights
Aso

Aso ©
Formed in 2005 after the merger of several smaller towns, Aso still offers a break from the urbane.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): cruise along Aso Milk Road, get great views at Daikanbo, then look for gifts at Monzenmachi Shopping Street, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Aso Mizuki Meguri. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Suzuran Jikiji, admire the sheer force of Koga Falls, cruise along Aso Panorama Line, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuninomiyatsuko Shrine.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Aso travel planner.

You can take a train from Kumamoto to Aso in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Aso

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Aso Panorama Line ©
Aso Panorama Line
Aso Volcano Museum ©
Aso Volcano Museum
Daikanbo ©
Daikanbo