26 days in Kumamoto Prefecture Itinerary

26 days in Kumamoto Prefecture Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Minamioguni-machi
— 2 nights
2
Minamiaso-mura
— 5 nights
3
Kumamoto
— 6 nights
4
Hitoyoshi
— 3 nights
5
Amakusa
— 4 nights
6
Kamiamakusa
— 3 nights

2
nights
Minamioguni-machi

Minamioguni-machi ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Hiranodai Highland Viewing Platform, stop by Sanai Rest House, look for all kinds of wild species at Ogi Rice Terraces, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ikeyama Springs, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Meotodaki Falls.

For more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Minamioguni-machi trip builder site.

Chisinau, Moldova to Minamioguni-machi is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Chisinau to Minamioguni-machi is 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Minamiaso-mura.

Things to do in Minamioguni-machi

Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Ubuyama-mura, Oguni-machi, Daikanbo, Kikuchi Gorge
Highlights from your plan
Daikanbo ©
Daikanbo
Nabegataki Falls ©
Nabegataki Falls
Onsen Resorts

5
nights
Minamiaso-mura

Minamiaso-mura ©
Get outdoors at Kusasenrigahama and Aso Geopark. Appreciate the collections at Aso Highland Museum Park and Aso Volcano Museum. Explore Minamiaso-mura's surroundings by going to Aso Mizuki Meguri (in Aso) and Seiwa Bunraku Museum (in Yamato-cho).

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You can drive from Minamioguni-machi to Minamiaso-mura in 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Minamiaso-mura

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Aso, Mt. Aso, Seiwa Bunraku Museum
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Aso ©
Mt. Aso
Kusasenrigahama ©
Kusasenrigahama
Aso Volcano Museum ©
Aso Volcano Museum

6
nights
Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Get outdoors at Ochozu no Mori and Mt.Kinpozan Ichinotake. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sakuranobaba Johsaien and Kumamoto Castle. Explore Kumamoto's surroundings by going to Mifune Dinosaur Museum (in Mifune-machi), Nankan Iki Iki Village (in Nankan-machi) and Miyazaki Brothers Museum (in Arao). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, buy something for everyone on your list at Shimotori Shotengai, take an in-depth tour of Newspaper Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Suizenji Jojuen Garden.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kumamoto road trip planning website.

Getting from Minamiaso-mura to Kumamoto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Hitoyoshi.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Yamaga, Mifune Dinosaur Museum, Mt.Kinpozan Ichinotake, Nankan Iki Iki Village, Miyazaki Brothers Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Sakuranobaba Johsaien ©
Sakuranobaba Johsaien
Kato Shrine ©
Kato Shrine

3
nights
Hitoyoshi

Hitoyoshi ©
Hitoyoshi is a city in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. Popular historic sites such as Aoiaso Shrine and Hitoyoshi Castle Ruins are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Hitoyoshi Rail Museum Mozoca Station 868 and Hitoyoshijo Castle History Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Hitoyoshi: Konose Limestone Cave (in Kuma-mura), Tsunagi Museum (in Tsunagi-machi) and Michi-no-Eki Ono Onsen (in Ashikita-machi). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, see the interesting displays at Hakutake Denshogura, don't miss a visit to Matsutani Tanada, and get outside with Kanamenotaki Fall.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Hitoyoshi online trip maker.

You can drive from Kumamoto to Hitoyoshi in 1.5 hours. May in Hitoyoshi sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Amakusa.

Things to do in Hitoyoshi

Museums · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Kuma-mura, Tsunagi Museum, Michi-no-Eki Ono Onsen
Highlights from your plan
Tsunagi Museum ©
Tsunagi Museum
Aoiaso Shrine ©
Aoiaso Shrine

4
nights
Amakusa

Amakusa ©
We've included these beaches for you: Ashikita Seaside Comprehensive Park and Mogushi Beach. Aamakusa Rozariokan and Goshoura Cretaceous Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Amakusa vacation planner.

You can drive from Hitoyoshi to Amakusa in 2.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kamiamakusa.

Things to do in Amakusa

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Ashikita Seaside Comprehensive Park
Highlights from your plan
Goshoura Cretaceous Museum ©
Goshoura Cretaceous Museum
Sakitsu Catholic Church ©
Sakitsu Catholic Church
Oe Tenshudo Church ©
Oe Tenshudo Church

3
nights
Kamiamakusa

Kamiamakusa ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stop by Shiranui Onsen, then stroll through Okoshiki Beach, then stroll around Misumi Nishiko Park, and finally visit Ai no Amakusamura. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Yatsushiro Castle Remains, then take in panoramic vistas at Mt. Zengan Observation Deck, and then snap pictures at Amakusa Gokyo Bridge.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kamiamakusa online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Amakusa to Kamiamakusa in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Kamiamakusa are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kamiamakusa

Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Uki, Yatsushiro Castle Remains, Okoshiki Beach
Highlights from your plan
Okoshiki Beach ©
Okoshiki Beach
Amakusa Gokyo Bridge ©
Amakusa Gokyo Bridge
Ai no Amakusamura ©
Ai no Amakusamura