46 days in Kumamoto Prefecture Itinerary

46 days in Kumamoto Prefecture Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kumamoto Prefecture visit planner

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Route & dates

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly + Drive:  39 h
1
Minamioguni-machi
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Minamiaso-mura
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Kumamoto
— 10 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Amakusa
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Hitoyoshi
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  41 h
End: Buenos Aires

8
nights
Minamioguni-machi

Minamioguni-machi ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Kuninomiyatsuko Shrine and Manganji Temple. Visiting Ikeyama Springs and Yatani Valley will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Minamioguni-machi side-trips: Ubuyama-mura (Ubuyama Farm, Higotai Park, &more), Kikuchi (Kikuchi Gorge & Yonjusanman Falls) and Aso (Shiroyama Observation Deck, Aso Skyline View Place, &more).

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Minamioguni-machi trip itinerary planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Minamioguni-machi is an approximately 41- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Minamioguni-machi, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in January, expect Minamioguni-machi to be colder, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Minamiaso-mura.

Things to do in Minamioguni-machi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Aso, Oguni-machi, Ubuyama-mura, Kikuchi, Yatani Valley
Highlights from your plan
Daikanbo ©
Daikanbo
Ikeyama Springs
Ikeyama Springs
Yatani Valley ©
Yatani Valley

8
nights
Minamiaso-mura

Minamiaso-mura ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Onsen Resorts and Aso Panorama Line. Your inner history buff will appreciate Heitate Shrine and Tosui Shrine. Venture out of the city with trips to Yamato-cho (Tsujunkyo Bridge, Gorogataki Waterfall, &more), Kamishikimi Kumanoimasu Shrine (in Takamori-machi) and Aso (Aso Mizuki Meguri, Aso Station, &more). Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Aso Geopark.

To find out how to plan a trip to Minamiaso-mura, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Minamioguni-machi to Minamiaso-mura in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Minamiaso-mura are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Minamiaso-mura

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Aso, Yamato-cho, Kamishikimi Kumanoimasu Shrine, Mt. Aso
Highlights from your plan
Mt. Aso ©
Mt. Aso
Heitate Shrine ©
Heitate Shrine
Kamishikimi Kumanoimasu Shrine ©
Kamishikimi Kumanoimasu Shrine

10
nights
Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Step out of the city life by going to Okoshiki Beach and Ochozu no Mori. Popular historic sites such as Kumamoto Castle and Catholic Tetori Church are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kumamoto: Yamaga (Chiyonosono Sake Brewery, Onsen Resorts, &more), Nihonichi no Sekidan (in Misato-machi) and Arao (Mandakoh & Yotsuyama Shrine). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumamotojoinari Shrine, contemplate the long history of Soseki Natsume Uchitsuboi Old House, don't miss a visit to Reigando, and admire the masterpieces at Shimada Museum of Arts.

Make your Kumamoto itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Minamiaso-mura to Kumamoto takes 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Kumamoto can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Amakusa.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Yamaga, Arao, Tamana, Eta Funayama Tumulus, Okoshiki Beach
Highlights from your plan
Catholic Tetori Church ©
Catholic Tetori Church
Okoshiki Beach ©
Okoshiki Beach
Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle

8
nights
Amakusa

Amakusa ©
Popular historic sites such as Gion-bashi Bridge and Sakitsu Catholic Church are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Cherry Blossom Trees along Yunoko Beach Road. Explore Amakusa's surroundings by going to Birth Place of Soho and Roka Tokutomi (in Minamata), Kamiamakusa (Amakusa Gokyo Bridge, Ai no Amakusamura, &more) and Tomioka Castle (in Reihoku-machi).

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Amakusa day trip planner.

You can drive from Kumamoto to Amakusa in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hitoyoshi.

Things to do in Amakusa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kamiamakusa, Ashikita-machi, Minamata, Tomioka Castle
Highlights from your plan
Shimoshima Island ©
Shimoshima Island
Goshoura Cretaceous Museum ©
Goshoura Cretaceous Museum
Tomioka Castle ©
Tomioka Castle

8
nights
Hitoyoshi

Hitoyoshi ©
Hitoyoshi is a city in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Onsen Resorts and Hitoyoshi Rail Museum Mozoca Station 868. Take a break from the city and head to Kyusendo Limestone Cave and Gokanosho. Venture out of the city with trips to Tsunagi Museum (in Tsunagi-machi), Ashikita-machi (Sashiki Old Castle Site, Michi-no-Eki Ono Onsen, &more) and Nakaoyama Nature Park (in Minamata). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sengetsushuzo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aoiaso Shrine, make a trip to Omura Yokoanagun, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Hitoyoshi Castle Ruins.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Hitoyoshi trip planning tool.

You can drive from Amakusa to Hitoyoshi in 2.5 hours. February in Hitoyoshi sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hitoyoshi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mizukami-mura, Ashikita-machi, Yatsushiro, Tsunagi Museum, Kyusendo Limestone Cave
Highlights from your plan
Aoiaso Shrine ©
Aoiaso Shrine
Oikami Shrine ©
Oikami Shrine
Sagara Gokoku Shrine ©
Sagara Gokoku Shrine