46 days in Kumamoto Prefecture Itinerary

46 days in Kumamoto Prefecture Itinerary

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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 Myogyo-ji Temple. Visiting Ikeyama Springs and Yatani Valley will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Minamioguni-machi side-trips: Kikuchi (Kikuchi Gorge & Yonjusanman Falls), Ubuyama-mura (Ubuyama Farm, Higotai Park, &more) and Aso (Shiroyama Observation Deck, Daikanbo, &more).

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Minamioguni-machi online tour planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Minamioguni-machi is an approximately 41-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Minamioguni-machi. Traveling from Buenos Aires in January, expect Minamioguni-machi to be cooler, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive 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 Heitate Shrine and Aso Panorama Line. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kamishikimi Kumanoimasu Shrine and Tosui Shrine. Venture out of the city with trips to Aso (Aso Mizuki Meguri, Aso Station, &more) and Yamato-cho (Tsujunkyo Bridge, Gorogataki Waterfall, &more). Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Aso Geopark.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Minamiaso-mura travel planner.

Getting from Minamioguni-machi to Minamiaso-mura by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to 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
Heitate Shrine ©
Heitate Shrine
Kamishikimi Kumanoimasu Shrine ©
Kamishikimi Kumanoimasu Shrine
Aso Panorama Line ©
Aso Panorama Line

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 Yuka Family Road. Popular historic sites such as Kamitori Shopping Street and Kumamotojoinari Shrine 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). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kengun Shrine, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kumamoto Castle, don't miss a visit to Reigando, and contemplate the long history of Yakumo Koizumi Old House in Kumamoto.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Kumamoto trip itinerary app.

Drive from Minamiaso-mura to Kumamoto in 1.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Kumamoto can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Amakusa.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Yamaga, Tamana, Arao, Okoshiki Beach, Kikuchi Shrine
Highlights from your plan
Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Okoshiki Beach ©
Okoshiki Beach
Catholic Tetori Church ©
Catholic Tetori Church

8
nights
Amakusa

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

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Amakusa trip planner.

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

Things to do in Amakusa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kamiamakusa, Minamata, Ashikita-machi, 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 Sengetsushuzo and Hitoyoshi Castle Ruins. Take a break from the city and head to Kanamenotaki Fall and Mt. Ichifusa. Venture out of the city with trips to Tsunagi Museum (in Tsunagi-machi), Nakaoyama Nature Park (in Minamata) and Ashikita-machi (Sashiki Old Castle Site, Michi-no-Eki Ono Onsen, &more). The adventure continues: soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hongan-ji Temple Hitoyoshibetsuin, make a trip to Ganjo-ji Temple, and have fun and explore at Hitoyoshi Rail Museum Mozoca Station 868.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Hitoyoshi online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Amakusa to Hitoyoshi by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Hitoyoshi are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hitoyoshi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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