Day 1 Kumamoto & Ibusuki
Kumamoto situated roughly in the center of Kumamoto Prefecture, is the government and
economic center of the prefecture. From the early 17th century to the end of the
19th century, Kumamoto was prosperous as a castle town.
Ibusuki and surrounded area Satsuma peninsula extends about 50 kilometers south from
Trasfer to Kumamoto
Transfer to Ibusuki
Experience of steam sand bath
Stay at Ibusuki , Japanese style Hotel, included dinner and breakfast
Dinner at Hotel : Japanese style kaiseki dinner included local speciality cuisines
Josaien is located in Sakurano-baba, at the foot of Kumamoto Castle, one of Japan’s
three major castles. It is a popular tourist attraction designed to enhance the appeal
of the old castle town and convey to visitors the food, history and cultural traditions of
the region from Kumamoto Castle, a symbol of the Kumamoto-city.
The Castle is one of the three great castles and one of the 100 best places in Japan to view cherry
blossoms. Due to the Earthquakes in 2016, the Castle have heavy damages and many of Castle
buildings were destroyed. After that the restoration activities are being performed as fast as possible
and now Kumamoto Castle can be seen from the outside of the moats surrounding the castle.
A hot spring resort representing Kyushu, and is located in Kagoshima-prefecture along