Hiking / Walking Spots in Kumamoto Area

  • Menno Ishi Trekking
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kumamoto Pref. Asogunminamiasomura Kain
    "This trekking course is in Minamiaso Village, Aso County, Kumamoto Prefecture. The locals knew the Menno Ishi boulder, one of Minami Aso's premier sites, as the ""stone that looks about to fall but doesn't."" Unfortunately, it did fall as a result of 2016's Kumamoto Earthquake. The location is still considered as a power spot, imbued with sacred energy since a cat-shaped silhouette appeared in place of the fallen rock. These treks are a good chance to take in Aso's natural surroundings while listening to the commentary of your guide."

Kumamoto 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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