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  • Miike Coal Mine (Manda Pit)
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    Kumamoto Pref. Araoshi Haramanda 200-2
    This coal pit supported Japan’s industrial revolution and today is a registered World Heritage Site. The mine’s solemn brick structures, entrance to the underground areas, and machine room which still houses massive machinery are impressive sights. Visitors can also spend a fun time listening to the experiences of men who actually worked in the mine.

    There are hourly guided tours in Japanese if you are able to understand Japanese. If my understanding is correct, some used to work at the mine before it closed. The guides are a wealth of...

  • Suntory Kyushu Kumamoto Plant
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    Kumamoto Pref. Kamimashikigunkashimamachi Kitamagi Yawata Water 478
    A factory where visitors can watch Suntory’s “The Premium Malts” being crafted. From stocking to fermentation and packaging, the entire tour is filled with exciting and interesting sights. At the end, tourgoers can enjoy sampling Suntory’s beer and soft drink products. The tour requires approximately 70 minutes.

    日曜日でしたが、予約なしでたまたま参加できました。 充実した設備と丁寧な説明は感心するばかり。サントリー愛を感じました。 そして最後には試飲。 ハンドルキーパーの人や飲めない人へはソフトドリンク。ビールは3種類のビールが試飲できました。本当満足でした。 1階の売店では工場直送のビールも買え、また送っても頂けました。 またぜひ行ってみたいです。

  • Nankan Iki Iki Village
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    Kumamoto Pref. Tamanagunnankanmachi Sekimachi 419-1
    This store in Nankan Town, Tamana County sells fresh seafood and vegetables, as well as local specialty items. It's run by Shioyama Shokuhin KK that produces Nankanage, a kind of traditional local fried tofu. The store has a variety of sales areas, a restaurant, an udon shop serving handmade noodles, and a bakery. The buffet-style restaurant serves popular sushi rolls made with Nankanage and soy milk soft serve ice cream.

    新鮮な野菜や果物、お惣菜、特産物、お土産品等の販売所です。 特に、南関あげや卵焼き、お米はお薦めの品です。

  • Sakuranobaba Josaien
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    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshichuouku Ninomaru 1-1
    An entertainment facility filled with the delights of Kumamoto, including Wakuwakuza, a hands-on history and culture facility where visitors can experience what life was like in the Edo period, the daily routine of a feudal lord, or the building of the stone wall around Kumamoto Castle; Sakuranokoji, a shopping arcade offering unique local tastes; and Kobaian, a sweet shop selling such popular treats as Kaseita, a treat once formally gifted to the Hosokawa clan. Only the best establishments in the prefecture have been selected to open up shop in this popular tourist spot.

    This place introduces historical and cultural knowledge about Kumamoto, especially Kumamoto Castle. There are some interactive games for you to try on. There are different videos and some of them are...

  • Cocco Farm Tamago-An
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    Kumamoto Pref. Kikuchishi Morikita 1077
    This farmers market sells eggs delivered fresh each day from their own farm. They also offer locally grown vegetables, fruit, meat, and prepared products. Their sweet shop offers pudding and cream puffs made with eggs, and there's a restaurant with delicious fare incorporating eggs, chicken, and vegetables.

    菊池市の国道沿いにある道の駅っぽい建物です。GW中に訪れました。店内で無料で目玉焼きが配られていて行列が出来ていました。地産品の直売所もあり多くの人が訪れていました。レストランも併設されていて、卵をメインの料理が頂けます。

  • San-ai Resthouse
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asogunminamiogunimachi Manganji 5621-7
    This tourist spot is in Minamioguni Town, Aso County. Located half-way along the Yamanami Highway connecting Oita Prefecture and Kumamoto Prefecture, it is the largest drive-in facility on the road. Facilities include a restaurant, a shop, a gas station, and a drive-in campground. Their toilet is available 24 hours a day. It's a great spot to stop in for a break while driving.

    ここはやまなみハイウェイ定番の休憩ポイントです。先日久留米からの観光客として来店しました。絶好のドライブ日和だったせいか、駐車場はもちろん店内も大混雑でしたね。トイレ休憩後は土産物を物色。職場に差し入れる蜂蜜バームクーヘンや自宅用のハム・ソーセージなど6品をお買い上げ。残念だったのは期待していた蕎麦饅頭が品切れだったこと。顔なじみのおばちゃんによれば「北海道産小豆の品薄」が原因とか。つらいね!

  • Kyusendo (Kyusen Cave)
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    Kumamoto Pref. Kumagunkumamura Ose 1121
    This station on the JR Hisatsu Line connects Yatsushiro Station in Yatsushiro City, Kumamoto Prefecture to Hayato Station in Kirishima City, Kagoshima Prefecture. A total of eight trains stop there in a day from either direction from six in the morning to ten at night. Besides shops for specialty goods, hot springs and lodging facilities in the vicinity, there are also tourist attractions such as caves, waterfalls, shrines and temples. Discovered in 1973, the 4.8 kilometer cave is the largest limestone cave in Kyushu, and you can take a free shuttle bus from the nearest train station if you contact the cave installation operator.
  • Aso Gogaku (Five Peaks of Mt. Aso)
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asoshi Kurokawa
    Aso Gogaku refers to the five main peaks that make up Mt. Aso: Mt. Taka, Mt. Naka, Mt. Neko, Mt. Eboshi, and Mt. Kishima. They formed within Mt. Aso's caldera, which developed from repeated volcanic activity. Aso Daikanbo is the highest point along the crater's outer rim, a natural lookout with a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains. Currently only Mt. Naka is active.
  • Tabaruzaka Park
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    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshikitaku Uekimachitoyoka
    Three slopes lead to this historical park is in Ueki-machi, Kita Ward, Kumamoto City. At the top you'll find the Tabaruzaka Seinan Civil War Museum, the Matsushita family’s warehouse restored as a Dankon-no-Ie (house of bullet marks), and the historical stone monument called Tabaruzaka Suretsuhi. You can take in the seasonal cherry blossoms and azaleas from an observation deck overlooking the park.
  • Yamae Onsen and Yamae Village's Mae and Yamada District Firefly-Viewing Spots
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    Kumamoto Kuma-gun Yamaemura
    The Mae and Yamada districts of Yamae Village are a 15-minute drive from the Hitoyoshi Interchange on the Kyushu Expressway; encircled by lush natural beauty, they are a famous destination for firefly watching. Fireflies can particularly be seen when in season flying everywhere near the section of the pure Mae River close to the Yamae Onsen Health Center. In most years, fireflies can be seen from mid- to late May. The exact period the fireflies can be seen differs upstream and downstream, making it possible to see fireflies in the area for a relatively long period of time. Thanks to its location close to the Yamae Onsen Health Center bathhouse, you can also enjoy a relaxing hot spring soak until the fireflies start coming out.
  • Myokenura Coast and Jusanbutsu Park
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    Kumamoto Amakusa-shi Amakusamachi Shimodaminami , Takahamakita
    Jusanbustu Park at the tip of the cape is a superb viewpoint overlooking Myokenura Coast to the north and Shiratsuru Beach to the south. Selected as one of the Japan Sunset Best 100, it's a well-known spot for watching Shiratsuru Beach turn red as the sun goes down. The name comes from the Jusanbutsu Temple with ties to the Jusanbutsu ceremonies popularized during the Muromachi period. The park also has a monument engraved with tanka poems by Takkan Yosano and his wife Akiko.
  • Todoroki Suigen
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    Kumamoto Uto-shi Miyanoshomachi

    夫婦で宇土市へ観光に行った際に立ち寄りました。 何の変哲も無い、田舎の住宅街にある水源です。 日本百名水にも選ばれている、きれいな水源で、 地元の方が一生懸命水汲みに来ていました。 冷たくて美味しいお水です。 現在使用されている最古の上水道だそうで歴史を感じました。

  • Mizunokami no Ichiba
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    Kumamoto Kuma-gun Mizukamimura Yuyama 47-8

    旅館で飲んだ焼酎がおいしくて近くで購入できるところはないか聞いたところ、ここを紹介されました。残念ながら希望の品はなかったのですが、それなりにあります。竹製品があり、地元で作ってある(日本製)のにかなり安かったので、かごを購入しました。ゆべしや豆腐のもろみ漬けなどの加工食品も揃っています。

  • JA Kamoto Farmer's Market Yume Daichi
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    Kumamoto Yamaga Kaomachi Chida 2950-1

    ドライブ途中で立ち寄りました。ちょっとした道の駅より品揃えの多い直売所でした。食事処もありました。店にはいったところに巨大スイカを置いていました。3号線沿いだと思うので、前にも車で通ったことがあると思うのですが、気がつきませんでした。立ちより場所がひとつできました。

  • Kusasenri
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asoshi Nagakusa
  • Kumamoto Minato Ferry Terminal
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    Kumamoto Kumamoto-shi Nishi-ku Shinminato 1-chome 1
  • Former Hosokawa Gyobu Tei
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    Kumamoto Kumamoto-shi Chuo-ku Furukyomachi 3-1

    この施設は、旧細川刑部邸の離れとして明治22年に建築されたものを、茶室として移設改築した建物とのことで、抹茶体験ができる施設です。 運営はシルバー人材センターが行っているそうですが、和服姿の感じのよい女性が対応してくださいます。 門から建物まで庭を通り、喜游亭に入ったところで受付し、お茶とお菓子代一人200円を支払い、お部屋に通ります。 和室に座ってお茶とお菓子を頂きますが、椅子が二つあるので、正...

  • Naka Takedaichikako
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asoshi Kurokawa
  • higonokunibussankan AEON Town Nishi Kumamoto
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    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshiminamiku Shimamachi 3-1-1 ion Town west Kumamoto B Street District 24 compartment
  • Ogi Tanada
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    Kumamoto Aso-gun Ubuyamamura Tajiri

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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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