Plateau Spots in Kumamoto Area

  • Kusasenrigahama Beach
    Travel / Tourism
    Kusumoto-ken, Aso City, Kusaki-igahama
    A prairie located in the remains of a caldera at the foot of Mt. Eboshi, one of the five peaks of Mt. Aso. The location is known for its picturesque and idyllic scenery—horses and cows freely graze in the area against the backdrop of the mountain’s smoking middle peak. Considered one of the most representative sights in the Aso area, many people come here to enjoy the atmosphere.
  • Senomoto Highland
    Travel / Tourism
    Aso-gun, Kumamoto Pref.
    A highland located between the outer northern crater rim of Mt. Aso and the Kuju Mountain Range. Known for the scenic Yamanami Highway, the area also bustles with visitors come to pick edible wild plants like bracken, and, in fall, to view the gorgeous autumn foliage. There are also rest houses, lodges, campgrounds, and hot spring bathhouses in the area.
  • Kame Mine Takanbaru
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Minamata-shi
  • Takanbaru
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Kuma-gun Sagaramura
  • YoshimutaKogen
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Kami-mashiki-gun Mifunemachi
  • Imuta Takanbaru
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Kami-mashiki-gun Yamatocho
  • Namino Takanbaru
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Aso-shi

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.

Kumamoto Photo Album

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