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Aso & Takachiho 2 days tour

 

The dynamic nature of Aso and Takachiho where is spreading around Mt. Aso.

 

Mt. Aso is the largest active volcano in Japan, and is among the largest in the world.

Mount Aso has a fairly large caldera which is one of the largest caldera in the world, 25 km

north-south and 18 km east-west with a circumference of around 120 km, although sources

vary on the exact distance.

The present Aso caldera formed as a result of four huge caldera eruptions occurring over

a range of 90,000 to 300,000 years ago.

 

The tour introduces the large scale of the Dynamic Nature which cannot be seen in no

other area in Japan.

 


 

Tour Conditions

 

The tour is the private tour exclusively for your group.

・Minimum number : 2 person

・Maxum number : 30 person

・Start and end of the tour is Fukuoka–city, please specify the place where you want
・Tour date : please specify the date

・Chartered vehicle is utilized as per number of person.

   (1) less than 8 person

     a chartered taxi is used with English speaking driver

     English speaking driver assist the tour as tour guide and tour attendant

   (2) more than 9 person

  a chartered bus is used with Japanese speaking driver

  English speaking guide who also works as a tour attendant is accompanied

    for assist the tour in the case of using a chartered bus

・Accommodations is selected as per your required grade, room conditions and budget

    and the location is considered sightseeing, dinner and nightlife as well.

 

 

Day 1  Aso, stay Kurokawa Onsen

 

Itinerary

Depart  Fukuoka-city

Transfer to Aso

Exploring Aso

 Tourist Tram : Minami Aso Rail Way  → Lunch at Takamori  Dengaku-no sato 

  Kusasenri-ga-hama   → Mount Aso   → Nabegataki Waterfall

Stay at Kurokawa Onsen

 


 

Where to explore

 

Tourist Tram   Minami Aso Rail Way

Enjoy the magnificent scenery of Aso

The Minami Aso railway is a private railroad offering a very scenic ride from Takamori to

Nakamatsu in the south east of the caldera.

Lovely and magnificent scenery can be enjoyed.

 

 

 Minami Aso Rail Way

 Takamori station

 

 Tourist tram, start a 30minutes

  journey

 

 

  Enjoy the magnificent scenery

  of Aso


 

Lunch
 

Enjoy Aso beef and local cuisines  

The restaurant uses the old private house with thatched roof built more than 200 years ago.

Bake the meat and local ingredients with charcoal at a Japanese traditional style fire place.

 

 Japanese traditional house built

 200 years ago

 

Japanesetraditional style

fire place

 

 Delicious local speciality

 Aso beef

Aso Akaushi beef rice bowl

Aso Akaushi laterally means red beef that is unique in that it has a higher proportion of red meat

with just the right amount of fat, combined with great taste, tenderness and healthiness.

Aso Akaushi beer rice bowl is a local cuisine in Aso consisting of a bowl of rice put in a mildly

sweet sauce and topped with Akaushi beef and egg.


 

Kusasenri-ga-hama

The beautiful prairie of 785,000 square meter in the crater

Spreads in northern part of Mt. Eboshi that is one of the Aso Five Mountains.

A big pond at its center and grazing horses round about make an idyllic scene.

 

 

 Dynamic active volcano

 Mt. Aso can be seen

 

The beautiful prairie spreads

in the crater

 

 Enjoy horse riding


 

Mount Aso

The largest active volcano in Japan

Its peak is 1592 m above sea level. Its caldera is 25 km across north to south and 18 km 

across east to west. The caldera has a circumference of around 120 km, although sources

vary on the exact distance.

 

 

  Mt. Aso, around the Crater 

 

   Look down the Crater

 

   Nakadake Crater


 

Nabegataki Waterfalls

The hidden tourist spot in Kumamoto prefecture, located just outside Oguni town in Aso region.

One of the area’s more well-known waterfalls. Looking like a mini-Niagara. It is very unique

waterfalls, you can actually climb behind the falls to see how the water has carved out the rock

over the year.

 

 

  The hidden tourist spot

  in Aso region

 

 View from outside of the

 Waterfalls

 

 View from behind the

 Waterfalls


 

Kurokawa Onsen

Located on the northern side of  Mount Aso.   Widely known for its open-air baths, it is

one of the best places to enjoy the atmosphere of old town in Japan, where more than 

20 Inns (Ryokan)and gift shops standing in a row along the Tanoharu River, a 

headstream of the Chikugo River.

 

 

Japanese style accomodations

Ryokan along the river

 

 Roten-buro or out side open

 air bath

 

 Japanese tradditiona meal

 used local ingredients


 

Day 2  Takachiho

 

Itinerary

Leave  Kurokawa Onsen

Exploring Daikanbo

Transfer to Takachiho

Exploring Takachiho

 Takachiho Gorge     → Takachiho shrine→ AmanoIwato shrine

Transfer to Fukuoka-city

Arriva at Fukuoka-city

 


 

Where to explore

 

Daikanbo

The perfect spot view the five peak of Mount Aso 

Daikanbo literally means a big observatory peak.

The circumference of the Aso caldera is about 130 kilometers. From the observation site,

you can clearly see its conical shape.

 

 

 Over view from Daikanbo

 
  At the top
 
  Observatory place 

 

Takachiho Gorge

A narrow chasm cut through the rock by the Gokase River.  The nearly sheer cliffs lining the

gorge are made of slow forming volcanic basalt columns which resemble the scales of a dragon

where the stone twisted and flowed as it formed.

 

 

The narrow chasm cut through

the rock, boat riding experience

 

Exploring Takachiho Gorge

using the walk-way

 

Souvenir shops and 

Restaurants


 

Lunch , Somen nagashi

Somen is a kind of noodle which is made by wheat and is usually eaten by dipping style.
Somen nagashi is the way of eating Somen with waterslide traditionally made by bamboo

like as video below. Nagashi means flowing.

 

 

 

Takachiho Gorge boat riding

The most recommended activity at Takachiho Gorge is riding the river that flows down the

base of the gorge on a rental boat.The spot you can see waterfalls and the columnar shaped

valley together is rare in the world. Please enjoy this amazing view from the boat.

 


 

Takachiho shrine   

Located just west of the town center, is nestled in a grove of tall cedars. During the day the shrine’s

nondescript, unpainted buildings blend in naturally with the surrounding trees. In the evening,

you can enjoy the Yokagura Dance.

 

 

Entrance of Shrine, Torii gate

 

 The sacred tree, 800 years old

 

Shrine main building


 

Amano Iwato shrine

About ten kilometers outside of central Takachiho the Shrine was built near the cave where

Amaterasu is said to have hid herself away.  The cave cannot be approached, however,

there is an observation deck behind the shrine’s main building.

 

 

 

 The God shows the story of

 Shinto origin

 

 Amano Iwato Shrine, there is the

 Cave behind the shrine

 

 Amano Yasugawara, Gods &

 Goddesses had a discussion


 

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Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

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ou can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,
please ring our office a call in English.   +81-93-521-8897

 


 

Tour results

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Amakusa travel guide

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Amakusa, is located in a southern part of Kumamoto-city, and consists of Shimo-jima,Kami-jima

and many other islands varied in size, which belong to Unzen-Amakusa National Park

along with Unzen

 

It provides ideal spots for viewing the saw-toothed coast line of Amakusa and

the small islands scattered across the sea.

Amakusa has the Christinan Pilgrimage sites where Christian faith continued even during the ban on Christianity, Sakitsu Village has been registered on UNESCO World Heritage / Hidden Christian Sites

 


 

Exploring Amakusa  

 

Amakusa Gokyo / Pearl line

Amakusa Gokyo or Amakusa five bridges, is a general term for five bridges which connects 

from Misumi at the Udo peninsula to the Oyano island, the Nagaura island, Ikejima, Maejima,

and Amakusa Kamishima, was built in 1966. The area on the National road route 266 called

as the Pearl Line.

 

First Bridge

  

Second Bridge

        

Fourth Bridge 

       


 

Amakusa cruise

Connecting the islands of Amakusa with the inland of Kumamoto via the Uto Peninsula are

Amakusa Gokyo or Amakusa Five Bridge. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Amakusa

from the sea on a cruise.

 


 

Christian Pilgrimage sites  

 

Oe Cathedral 

The oldest Catholic Church in Amakusa and was one of the first churches built right after the ban

on Christianity was lifted. The and Romanesque-style architecture and the chalky white structure

was rebuilt in 1933 by a French missionary priest named Father Garnier using his own money and

contributions from local Christians living in the area.

 


 

Sakitsu Village / UNESCO World Heritage

A Gothic-looking church is located on a cove of a fishing village. In 1934, a French priest

Augustin Halbout MEP purchased the premises of the former village headman and built a

wooden and concrete finished church, with Tetsukawa Yosuke’s design and construction.

He placed the altar at the very site where fumie or a test to ensure non-allegiance to

Christianity had been conducted.

 


 

Amakusa Shiro Memorial Hall

The theme Museum shows History of Christianity in Amakusa and Shimabara Rebellion

which was a peasant uprising agaist bakufu’s persecution of Christians under the leadership

of Amakusa Shiro in 1637.

 


 

Tomioka Castle Ruins

Tomioka Castle was built in 1602, one year after Terasawa Shimanokami hirotaka came

to Amakusa. Although Amakusa ruled by proxy for Terasawa from Tomioka Castle,

he revelled with his army in the Shimabara Rebellion in 1637. After the rebellion, Yamasaki

Kainokami Ieharu ruled from the castle, and which was restored and enlarged to its

present form. 

 


 

Featured sites

Sengan moutain Observatory

Ariage Octopus Street

Oppai Stone or breast stone

 


 

 Location of Amakusa

 

  

 


 

General information  

Access

by Airplane

35 minutes from Fukuoka airport to Amakusa airport

25 minutes from Kumamoto airport to Amakusa airport

by Ferry

45 minutes from Mogi port in Nagasaki to Takaoka port

30 minutes from Kuchinotsu port in Minami-Shimabara to Oniike port

bY JR 40 minutes from Kumamoto Station to Misumi Station
by Car

From Kumamoto-city

60 minutes to Misumi

70 minutes to Oyano

85 minutes to Matsushima

100 minutes to Ariake

125 minutes to Hondo

180 minuted to Shimoda Onsen

200 minutes to Oe


 

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

And we would love to chat about your travel plans on the phone as well,

please ring our office a call in English    Tel : +81-93-521-8897

 


 

Tour results

We are offering various types of tours, and the tour results up to now are shown links below.       

Tailor-made tour      Study tour      Golf tour 

 


 

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Amakusa Gokyo

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Amakusa Gokyo or Amakusa five bridges, is a general term for five bridges which connects 

from Misumi at the Udo peninsula to the Oyano island, the Nagaura island, Ikejima, Maejima,

and Amakusa Kamishima, was built in 1966. The area on the National road route 266 called as

the Pearl Line.

 

Panoramic View

First Bridge

Second Bridge

Third Bridge

Fourth Bridge

Fifth Bridge

 


 

 Location of Amakusa

 

  

 


 

General information  

Address Between Udo-city and Kami-Amakusa-city, Kumamoto-prefecture
Access

1 hour and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

2 hours by a vehicle from Aso-city

2 hours and 30 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

2 hours and 50 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city


 

Contact us   

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Ikeda-ko lake

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Ikeda-ko lake is a caldera lake located 40 km south of Kagoshima-city.

It is best known to tourists as the location of the purported sightings of a monster

named Issie, and as the largest lake in Kyushu with a surface area of 11 km² and

a shoreline length of 15 km.

 

 It is also known as large eel with a length of 2 meter and circumference of 50 cm inhabit the lake.

 


 

 Location of Ibusuki

 

  

 


 

General information  

Address Ikeda, Ibusuki-city, Kagoshima-prefecture
Access

1 hour and 35 minutes from Kagoshima Airport by a vehicle

1 hour and 20 minutes from Kagoshima-city by a vehicle

25 minutes from JR Ibusuki Station by a vehicle


 

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Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

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Amakusa Shiro Memorial Hall

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The museum is a Christian Pilgrimage site shows History of Christianity in Amakusa and

Shimabara Rebellion which was a peasant uprising agaist bakufu’s persecution of Christians

under the leadership of Amakusa Shiro in 1637.

 


 

 Location of Amakusa

 

  

 


 

General information  

Address 977-1 Naka Oyano-cho, Kami-Amakusa-city
Access

by Car

1 hour 20 minutes from Kumamoto-city

1 hour 10 minutes from Amakusa Airport

Open hours 9:00 to 17:00
Admission fee JPY 600
Days closed December 29 to January 1

 

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Tel :  +81-93-521-8897 , Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

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Amakusa cruise

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Amakusa, is located in a southern part of Kumamoto, and consists of Shimo-jima,Kami-jima

and many other islands varied in size.

 

Connecting the islands of Amakusa with the inland of Kumamoto via the Uto Peninsula are

Amakusa Gokyo or Amakusa Five Bridge.

 


 

Amakusa cruise

You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Amakusa from the sea on a cruise.

 


 

Dolphines watching cruise

Approximately 300 wild Dolphins live in the sea between the Shimabara Peninsula and Amakusa.

The dolphin watching cruises have become increasingly popular for all ages, especially because

it is possible to see the dolphins so close that you could almost touch them.

 

 

 

 Location of Amakusa

 

  

 


 

General information  

Address Kami-Amakusa-city, Kumamoto-prefecture
Access

1 hour and 10 minutes by a vehicle from Kumamoto-city

2 hours by a vehicle from Aso-city

2 hours and 30 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

2 hours and 50 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city


 

Contact us  

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form 

 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897 , Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

Address :  AIM buiding 6th floor, 3-8-1 Asano, Kokura-kitaku, Kitakyushu-city, Fukuoka-prefecture 

 


 

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Sakitsu Village

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Sakitshu is a Christian Pilgrimage site and has been registered on UNESCE World Heritage

as Hidden Christian site Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region

 

A Gothic-looking church is located on a cove of a fishing village. In 1934, a French priest

Augustin Halbout MEP purchased the premises of the former village headman and built a

wooden and concrete finished church, with Tetsukawa Yosuke’s design and construction.

He placed the altar at the very site where fumie or a test to ensure non-allegiance to

Christianity had been conducted.

 


 

 Location of Amakusa

 

  

 


 

General information  

Address 539 SAkitsu Kawazu-cho, Amakusa-city, Kumamoto-prefecture
Access

by Car

2 hours 40 minutes from Kumamoto-city

45 minutes from Amakusa Airport

Church

Open hours

 

9:00 to 17:00

Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed No closing days

 

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Tomioka Castle Ruins

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Tomioka Castle was built in 1602, one year after Terasawa Shimanokami hirotaka came to

Amakusa. Although Amakusa ruled by proxy for Terasawa from Tomioka Castle, he revelled

with his army in the Shimabara Rebellion in 1637. After the rebellion, Yamasaki Kainokami

Ieharu ruled from the castle, and which was restored and enlarged to its present form. 

 


 

 Location of Amakusa

 

  

 


 

General information  

Address 2245-15 Tomioka-aza-honmaru, Reihoku-cho, Amakusa-gun, Kumamoto-prefecture
Access

by Car

2 hours 40 minutes from Kumamoto-city

30 minutes from Amakusa Airport

Open hours 9:00 to 17:00
Admission fee No fee is required
Days closed No closing days

 

Contact us   

Should you need further information please feel free to contact us.

Your equiry can be sent by selecting the Enquiry Form link below.

Enquiry Form 

You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

Tel :  +81-93-521-8897 , Fax :  +81-93-521-8898

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Kumamoto City Tram

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The convenient public transportation to travel in the Kumamoto-city

 

There are two lines ;  A line and B line. Most of the stops on the A line and B line are the same.

Popular stops that both lines go to include Suizenji-koen Park, Kumamoto Castle, Shimo-tori

Shopping Street and the Kumamoto Kotsu Centre Bus Station.

 


 

Main destinations of each line

A line : Tasakibashi, Kumamoto station, Karashimacho, Kumamoto Catle, Toricho-suji,

              Kotsukyoku-mae, Suizenji-koen Park, Kengunmachi

B line : Kamikumamoto station, Shinmachi, Nishikarashimacho, Karashimacho, Kumamoto Catle,

             Toricho-suji, Kotsukyoku-mae, Suizenji-koen Park, Kengunmachi

 

Kumamoto Castle

Shimo-tori Shopping Street

Suizenji-koen Park


 

 Location of Kumamoto

     

 


 

General information  

 

 

Fare  
Single use JPY 170 for Asult,  JPY 90 for Child
One-day Pass JPY 500 for Asult,  JPY 250 for Child

Country-wide compatible IC Cards is accepted

 


 

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Shimo-tori Shopping Street

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The largest shopping arcade in Kumamoto prefecture.

The center of fashion and amusement where department stores and boutiques

line up and also there are gourmet area where cafes and restaurants including

local cousin restaurants opened daytime and nighttime.

 

511 metre Shopping arcade with 15mtre width; the street is also used as a place

for performances by street musicians and exhibitions of various organizations.

 


 

 Location of Kumamoto

 

     

 


 

General information  

Address 2 Shimotori to Tetorihonmachi, Kumamoto-city, Kumamoto-prefecture
Access

A short walk to the street entrance from Toricho-suji Tram station 

10 minutes by a vehicle from JR Kumamoto station


 

Contact us   

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You can also contact us by e-mail at info@japan-kyushu-tourist.com

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