8 days in Kumamoto Prefecture Itinerary

8 days in Kumamoto Prefecture Itinerary

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8 days in Kumamoto Prefecture Itinerary

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, explore the activities along Ikeyama Springs, then identify plant and animal life at Ogi Rice Terraces, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Yamabuki Suigen. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Couples, then cruise along Aso Panorama Line, then take in panoramic vistas at Aso Skyline View Place, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Nabegataki Falls.

Make your Minamioguni-machi itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Vancouver, Canada to Minamioguni-machi is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Vancouver to Minamioguni-machi due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Vancouver in September; daily highs in Minamioguni-machi reach 32°C and lows reach 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 Outdoors

Side Trips

Aso, Ubuyama-mura, Nabegataki Falls
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Daikanbo ©
Daikanbo
Nabegataki Falls ©
Nabegataki Falls
Aso Panorama Line ©
Aso Panorama Line

1
night
Minamiaso-mura

Minamiaso-mura ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): make a trip to Shirakawa Springs, explore the activities along Ikenokawa Suigen, then 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 where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Minamiaso-mura trip app .

Drive from Minamioguni-machi to Minamiaso-mura in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Minamiaso-mura are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough 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.
On the 6th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Kumamoto Castle, admire the masterpieces at Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, stroll around 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: indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at some of the top local onsens, stroll through Okoshiki Beach, and then get engrossed in the history at Newspaper Museum.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kumamoto online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Minamiaso-mura to Kumamoto takes 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kumamoto can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Amakusa.

Things to do in Kumamoto

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Okoshiki Beach, Onsen Resorts, Mt.Kinpozan Ichinotake
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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
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stroll through Mogushi Beach, stroll around Nishibira Tsubaki Park, then enjoy breathtaking views from Kigaigaura Observation Deck, and finally see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Amakusa trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Kumamoto to Amakusa in 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Amakusa can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amakusa

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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