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Coast / Beach Spots in Kumamoto Area

  • Sunasenrigahama
    Travel / Tourism
    Aso City, Kumamoto Prefecture Aso Mountain, Kurokawa
    A natural landscape located in Aso City. At the site of an ancient caldera situated southeast of the Nakadake Crater on Mt. Aso, visitors can take in scenery consisting of a continuous stretch of black sands. The site serves as a contrast to the picturesque grassland known as Kusasenrigahama, also on Mt. Aso. Access may be restricted at times due to volcanic gasses emitted by Mt. Aso.
  • Okoshiki Beach
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Pref. Utoshi Shimoodamachi
    "A coastal area located in Uto City. Literally translated, ""Okoshiki"" means ""palanquin,"" a name that is derived from a legend which states that when Emperor Keiko toured Kyushu, his eyes were arrested by the beauty of the coastline and he ordered his palanquin to stop. The scenery has been selected for inclusion in a list of Japan's 100 best beaches and 100 best sunsets. On clear days, visitors can see all the way to Mt. Fugen in Nagasaki on the opposite shore. The ebb and flow between the tides here is also the greatest of any location in Japan, and during the ebb tide, the exposed sands create beautiful curing patterns."
  • Ashikita Marine-Park Beach
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Ashikita-gun Ashikitamachi Tsurugiyama
  • Kurosaki Kaigan
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Amakusa-shi Itsuwamachi Goryo Oshima
  • Amakusamatsushima
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Pref. Kamiamakusa City Matsushimamachi-aitsu
  • Kirishitannosatosakitsu
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Pref. Amakusa City Kawauramachi-sakitsu Kokura
  • Ariakekaiganmatsunamiki
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Pref. Arao City Kuramitsu
  • Ariakekai Sunahigata
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Pref. Uto City Shimoodamachi
  • Nagahama Kaigan
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kumamoto Uto-shi Nagahama Kaigan
  • Shiratsuruhama Myokengaura
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Amakusa-shi
  • Okoshiki Kaigan
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Uto-shi Shimoudamachi
  • Arao Higata Arao Kaigan Matsu Namiki
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Arao-shi Kuramitsu

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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