8 days in Kumamoto Prefecture Itinerary

8 days in Kumamoto Prefecture Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vancouver
Fly + Drive:  19 h
1
Minamioguni-machi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Minamiaso-mura
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Kumamoto
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Amakusa
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Vancouver

2
nights
Minamioguni-machi

Minamioguni-machi ©
On the 3rd (Tue), get great views at Daikanbo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ikeyama Springs, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ogi Rice Terraces, and finally explore the activities along Yamabuki Suigen. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Couples, then take a memorable drive along Aso Panorama Line, then take in panoramic vistas at Aso Skyline View Place, and finally admire the sheer force of Nabegataki Falls.

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Vancouver, Canada to Minamioguni-machi is an approximately 18- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 17 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Vancouver in September, with highs in Minamioguni-machi at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Minamiaso-mura.

Things to do in Minamioguni-machi

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Aso, Ubuyama-mura, Nabegataki Falls
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Daikanbo ©
Daikanbo
Nabegataki Falls ©
Nabegataki Falls
Ikeyama Springs
Ikeyama Springs

1
night
Minamiaso-mura

Minamiaso-mura ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): make a trip to Shirakawa Springs, explore the activities along Ikenokawa Suigen, get impressive views of Mt. Aso, then take in the views from Choyo Bridge, and finally examine the collection at Aso Highland Museum Park.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Minamiaso-mura online journey builder.

You can drive from Minamioguni-machi to Minamiaso-mura in 1.5 hours. In September in Minamiaso-mura, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kumamoto.

Things to do in Minamiaso-mura

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Mt. Aso
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Mt. Aso ©
Mt. Aso
Shirakawa Springs ©
Shirakawa Springs

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Kumamoto Castle, explore the world behind art at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, then admire the natural beauty at Suizenji Jojuen Garden, then stop by KUMAMON products Nagataniya, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mt.Kinpozan Ichinotake. Here are some ideas for day two: soak in some Japanese tradition at some of the top local onsens, then enjoy the sand and surf at Okoshiki Beach, and then take an in-depth tour of Newspaper Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kumamoto online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Minamiaso-mura to Kumamoto takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Kumamoto are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Amakusa.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Onsen Resorts, Mt.Kinpozan Ichinotake, Okoshiki Beach
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Kumamoto Castle ©
Kumamoto Castle
Suizenji Jojuen Garden ©
Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto ©
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto

1
night
Amakusa

Amakusa
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): kick back and relax at Mogushi Beach, stroll around Nishibira Tsubaki Park, then enjoy breathtaking views from Kigaigaura Observation Deck, and finally get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Amakusa trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Kumamoto to Amakusa in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amakusa

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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