8 days in Kumamoto Prefecture Itinerary

8 days in Kumamoto Prefecture Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kumamoto
— 2 nights
2
Amakusa
— 2 nights
3
Aso
— 1 night
4
Minamioguni-machi
— 2 nights

2
nights
Kumamoto

Kumamoto ©
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): stroll around Dosekiryu Hisai Kaoku Hozon Park, look for gifts at KUMAMON products Nagataniya, and then browse the exhibits of Sakuranobaba Johsaien. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kato Shrine, step into the grandiose world of Kumamoto Castle, admire the masterpieces at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, shop like a local with Shimotori Shotengai, thenstroll around Suizenji Jojuen Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kumamoto Daijingu Shrine.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kumamoto tour planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Fukuoka Airport and Kagoshima Airport. In March, daily temperatures in Kumamoto can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You will leave for Amakusa on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Kumamoto

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Dosekiryu Hisai Kaoku Hozon Park
Highlights from your plan
Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Sakuranobaba Johsaien ©
Sakuranobaba Johsaien
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden

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nights
Amakusa

Amakusa ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): visit Ai no Amakusamura and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Nishibira Tsubaki Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Oe Tenshudo Church, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Sakitsu Catholic Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Sakitsu Museum Minatoya.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Amakusa online route maker.

Drive from Kumamoto to Amakusa in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Amakusa can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Aso.

Things to do in Amakusa

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Ai no Amakusamura
Highlights from your plan
Sakitsu Catholic Church ©
Sakitsu Catholic Church
Oe Tenshudo Church ©
Oe Tenshudo Church
Ai no Amakusamura ©
Ai no Amakusamura

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night
Aso

Aso ©
Formed in 2005 after the merger of several smaller towns, Aso still offers a break from the urbane.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Daikanbo, thenexperience rural life at Couples, and then cruise along Aso Panorama Line.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Aso route builder app.

You can drive from Amakusa to Aso in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in April, and nighttime lows around °F. You'll set off for Minamioguni-machi on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Aso

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Daikanbo ©
Daikanbo
Aso Panorama Line ©
Aso Panorama Line

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nights
Minamioguni-machi

Minamioguni-machi
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): make a trip to Oshitoishi, walk around Tateiwa Suigen Park, and then soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens. On the next day, admire the verdant scenery at Takkiri Valley and then take some stellar pictures from Senomoto Kogen.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Minamioguni-machi road trip website.

Traveling by car from Aso to Minamioguni-machi takes an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Minamioguni-machi can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Minamioguni-machi

Parks Nature Baths

Side Trip

Takkiri Valley