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Park / Green Space Spots in Kumamoto Area

  • Aso-Kujū National Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kikuchi, Kumamoto prefecture, Aso city, Beppu city, Oita prefecture, Yufu city, others
    This national park consists of Mt. Aso, the world’s largest caldera, and the volcanic cluster including Kuju Mounatin Range, etc. There are many famous mountains within the park including the five peaks of Mt. Aso (the highest one is Mr. Takadake), and many people, especially climbers, visit the park. Mt. Tsurumi and Mt. Yufudake, located in the north, are known as scenic landmarks, especially during autumn when the mountain foliage turns deep red, orange and yellow dyed and is worth seeing. There are visitor centers in two places, South Aso and Chojabaru, exhibiting materials related to nature and culture. They also hold events and provide multilingual pamphlets.
  • Isshingyo Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kumamoto Pref. Asogunminamiasomura Nakamatsu 3226-1
    "This park south of Aso Shirohebi Shrine deifies an albino snake god. It's said the park's Great Isshingyo Cherry Tree was planted to mark the death of Hokinokami Korefuyu, the feudal lord of Yazaki Castle. The name of the park ""Isshingyo"" is derived from the ascetic exercises fervently performed to pray for the souls of Hokinokami Korefuyu and his vassals It's a magnificent, roughly 400-year-old hill cherry tree that's widely loved for its blossoms. The park holds the Minamiaso Cherry Blossom Garden Plant Festival from the end of March to the beginning of April when the flowers are at their peak. It's surrounded by rape fields, so you can take in the view of these flowers blooming along with the cherry blossoms. The cherry trees are illuminated at night when in full bloom. "
  • Seiryu no Mori
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kumamoto Pref. Asogunminamiogunimachi Manganji Sezu's book
    This is a huge natural park of 80 hectares, and in its eight-themed forest one can enjoy activities like bird watching, forest walking and seasonal scenery appreciation. It is equipped with an observation deck offering a great view, and is a popular resting spot.
  • Takamorimachi Yusui Tunnel Park
    100 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kumamoto Pref. Asoguntakamorimachi Takamori 1034-2
    Walk 10 minutes south from Takamori Station. After construction work to connect the Takamori Line and Takachiho Line of the former national railway was stopped, 550 meters of the tunnel entrance were given over to become a park. There is a walking path set up inside the tunnel, which features all manner of attractions including the “Water Pearl” fountain where one can watch the wonderful movement of water droplets, and projection mapping. Seasonal events include the summer “Star Festival” and winter “Christmas Fantasy.”

    The volume of water running around 32 tons every minute. Wow! Actually, a Railway company of Japan wanted to build a rail line here but, during drilling huge amount of water came out. Then the...

  • Aso Uchimaki Family Park Asobiva
    5 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kumamoto Pref. Asoshi Uchinomaki 261-1
    This park and playground is in Aso City. Kids love their large, diverse playscape modeled after the five peaks of Mt. Aso, Komezuka (a volcanic cone which is about 80 meters in height), and Uchinomaki Castle. There's also a lawn area and smaller playground equipment for little children. Kids will have a great time playing in this large green park.

    2歳と6歳の子どもを連れて市内から一時間かけて行きました。 休日だったので沢山の子供達で賑わっていていい雰囲気です。時間制限がありますが夕方5時まで沢山楽しめました。

  • Ashikita Seaside General Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kumamoto Pref. Ashikitagunashikitamachi Tsurugiyama 1400
    Located adjacent to Tsurugahama Beach, this park has fun activities for kids and adults alike. Try out their Zorb that lets you roll downhill in an inflatable sphere, or race along on their Roller Luge, an attraction that got its start in New Zealand. Other facilities include an inline-skate park and roller rink, as well as an obstacle course.
  • Otachimisaki Park
    10 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kumamoto Pref. Ashikitagunashikitamachi Tanouramachi 145
    A park located in Ashikita Town, Ashikita County, Kumamoto Prefecture. The park's full array of facilities includes lawn skiing, slides, tennis courts, a fishing ground, putting golf course, and campground. In summer, the park's beach, the largest artificial beach in the prefecture, attracts large numbers of visitors. The park is also a renowned destination for flower viewing, with some 1,300 Yoshino cherries growing along the road, and during the blooming season the park bustles with visitors.


  • Kikuyo Suginamiki Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kumamoto Pref. Kikuchigunkikuyoumachi Haramizu 5326
    This park is located in Kikuyo Town, Kikuchi County. Its green and spacious Fureai Hiroba is a recreational area where kids can play. They have an outdoor event stage and a sports ground for athletic activities. It has 16 types of cherry trees planted around the perimeter where visitors come to view the blossoms in spring.
  • Kingyoto Koino Satohiroba
    15 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kumamoto Pref. Tamanagunnagasumachi Nagasu 3150
    This park is located in Nagasu Town, Tamana County. It has an event square, a multipurpose plaza, a large lawn, and a landscaped pond with colorful carp. An open space called the Harrapa Hiroba has a wooden playscape and serves as a venue for flea markets, leisure activities, and field trips. It's a good spot for flower viewing and taking a stroll too.

    大きな公園で、その中に金魚の館というメイン施設があり、そこでは20種類ほどの金魚が展示されています。 大きさ、色、形、さまざまな金魚がいて、面白かったです。金魚の館は無料で入ることができます。 外に池がありましたが、金魚わ鯉はほとんどいませんでした。

  • Kumamoto Castle Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshichuouku Ninomaru Other
    This park is on the grounds of Kumamoto Castle, and entry to its Ninomaru Park area is free. It has a towering camphor tree, the prefectural tree of Kumamoto, and gets crowded with visitors who come to see the cherry blossoms in spring and colorful leaves in the fall. A fee is required to enter the castle tower's gate. The park was severely damaged by 2016's Kumamoto Earthquake. Large parts were placed off-limits, so check to see the current status.
  • Ninomaru Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshichuouku Ninomaru 2-1
    This park is in Ninomaru, Chuo Ward, Kumamoto City. It has a large lawn, and its view of Kumamoto Castle has made it a popular spot for photos. It's a great spot to view cherry blossoms, and it buzzes with locals and tourists when the flowers are in bloom. There's paid parking and a gift shop too.
  • Suizenji Ezuko Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshihigashiku Hirogimachi 935-1
    This municipal park around the perimeter of Lake Ezu has promenades and bike paths. It gets a lot of visitors, especially families who come for the array of facilities like a plaza fountain, a nature garden in Hiroki area, a kiddie pool in Suizenji area, and a wading pool in Kami-Ezu area.
  • Kumamoto Prefecture Agricultural Park “Country Park”
    9 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kumamoto Pref. Koushishi Sakae 3802-4
    This park holds a variety of programs including farming workshops and pizza making experiences using their stone oven near the West Gate of the facility. With areas like the Nobinobi Hiroba with its large central lawn and their Wanpaku Hiroba with its large playscape and ground golf course, it's a great spot to spend a fun-filled day in the midst of nature.

    久しぶりに行きました。広い公園内にバラの花などがあり、綺麗でした。 毎年、植木市や農業祭が開催されていて、楽しめます。天気が良ければイベントも中止にならないので、天気は運次第です。

    22 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kumamoto Pref. Minamatashi Shiomichou 1-231-12
    This large 58-hectare park is on land reclaimed from Minamata Bay. It's divided into Sea, Town, Village, and Mountain zones, and has a rose garden, a roadside station, an athletic field, and other sports facilities. A place the locals like to gather, it's frequently the venue for sporting competitions.

    Great for going for a stroll. I love the bamboo park. It is so peaceful and lovely. The rose garden is gray in May.

  • Tsukimawari Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kumamoto Pref. Asoguntakamorimachi Takamori
    "A park selected as number one on a new list of Kumamoto's 100 most picturesque destinations as voted by prefectural residents. The park's grass lawn sprawls across 9,000 square meters and from this open space visitors can take in a view of the beautiful mountains of Aso. The park's go-kart course, the longest in Japan at 1,200 meters; and its artificial turf grass skiing course are popular with children and adults alike. There's also a petting zoo with free range ponies and rabbits, and the park is a great place to make memories with your family. Here visitors can relax and have fun; other facilities include a restaurant serving local foods; and Tsukimawari Onsen, a hot spring bathhouse whose baths are constantly replenished ""kakenagashi"" style from a source spring."
  • Kokuzo Shrine
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Pref. Asoshi Ichinomiyamachiteno 2110
    "This Shinto shrine is one of the oldest in Kumamoto Prefecture. One of the 12 shrines of Aso, this shrine is dedicated to Hayamikatama-no-Mikoto and three other gods. The shrine is a famous for being a mystical ""power spot"" destination said to improve one's economic fortunes. Legend has it that the grove of cedars encompassing the grounds were personally planted by Hayamikatama-no-Mikoto and, although they were damaged by a major typhoon in 1991, trees more than 2,000 years old still stand straight and proud here. The shrine history-rich events throughout the year, including a field festival to pray for large harvests, a spring festival, traditional ritual to banish a sleep-inducing demon, and a rice harvesting festival."
  • Jagatani Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kumamoto Pref. Tamanashi Ryuganji 1598-1
    A 210 thousand square meter park. In addition to a baseball field and tennis courts, the park has an observatory with a sweeping view of the Ariake Sea, a large children's playground with a variety of equipment, and a large natural grass lawn. The playground equipment includes everything from spring rides to huge playsets, and the park bustles with families and their children on weekends. In spring, some 5,000 cherry trees come into beautiful bloom on the grounds, creating stunning scenery during the blooming season from late March to early April. The park is also a renowned destination for azalea viewing.
  • Tsuboigawa Ryokuchi Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Outside Shimizu Town, Kita Ward, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture
    A vast green space with a baseball field, tennis courts, and other facilities, as well as a natural grass lawn and multipurpose square. A large playground completed in 2008 called the Higokko Jungle is highly popular and bustles with children on weekends. The stunning playground consists of over 150 large play items, including an observation deck modeled after the base of Kumamoto Castle, and a 30 meter long roller slide. There's also an array of safe, fun play equipment for toddlers to enjoy.
  • Kikuchi Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kumamoto Pref. Kikuchishi Wataru 493-2
    This is a well-known cherry blossom spot where 10,000 Yoshino cherry trees are in full bloom, located on a small hill overlooking Kikuchi City. During blossom season noteworthy sights include the hanging paper lanterns and illuminations. There is also an adventure playground, which makes this park popular with families.
  • Murayama Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kumamoto Hitoyoshi-shi Shiromotomachi

Kumamoto Main Areas


Kumamoto lies in the center of Kyushu, a calm prefecture perfect for easy strolls around the historic center and lazy evenings in the natural hot springs at Kurokawa Onsen. For a slightly more strenuous activity, head to Mount Aso, whose surrounding hills offer hiking opportunities aplenty with views over the active volcano.

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