Spots in Tamana / Yamaga / Kikuchi Area

  • Greenland
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    4.0
    134 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kumamoto Pref. Araoshi Midorigaoka
    Kyushu’s largest leisure land also boasts Japan’s largest number of attractions. There are 81 kinds of activities from a Ferris wheel to various roller coasters and buffet dining, meaning adults and children can both enjoy spending the whole day here. There are also events in each season including superhero shows for kids, fireworks and illuminations.

    Transportaion a bit difficult but once younger there its amazing. They have a lot of roller coaster rides even a type that is standing. Definitely will go again

  • Kikuchi Gorge
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    4.5
    150 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Pref. Kikuchishi Haru
    It is located approximately 50 minutes away from the Ueki Interchange on the Kyushu Expressway. This gorge stretches within the Aso-Kuju National Park, and is a scenic area that has been selected as one of the Top 100 Forested Valleys in Japan, the 100 elections of the waterfall in Japan and the Top 100 Famous Water. Also known as Kikuchi Suigen, the underground water of Mt. Asogairin, which flows between a broadleaf forest, creates various lakes and waterfalls of various sizes, creating a landscape filled with variety. The average water temperature in the summer is 13 degrees Celsius, so it is called a natural cooler and is popular as a summer resort area. You can enjoy fresh greenery in the spring, colorful leaves in the autumn and frosty flowers that bloom over the whole mountain in the winter.

    Wonderful facilities that have recently been upgraded. Magical photo opportunities and zen like peace and beauty! Highly recommend the chicken yakitorii at the entrance!!

  • Yachiyoza
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    4.5
    110 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Pref. Yamagashi Yamaga 1499
    Yachioyaza, one of Japan’s Important Cultural Properties, is a playhouse built in 1910. Since opening they have put on a variety of shows, but with the changing era the number of visitors fell and the place closed. However, thanks to the ardent fund-raising activities of groups both old and young, restoration took place over 30 years and it is now a working playhouse again. It is also possible to take a look behind the scenes of the theater, from the revolving stage to the theater basement.

    Yachiyoza is one of the old Japanese theaters still in use. Actually it was a reconstruction and the actual building has only 20 years of history. But it was so finely reconstructed that we can now...

  • Roadside Station Ozu
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    4.0
    76 Reviews
    Transportation
    Kumamoto Pref. Kikuchigunodumachi Hikinomizu 759
    This roadside station is in Ozu Town, Kikuchi County. Its specialty shop sells items from around the prefecture, as well as handicrafts, daily essentials, and women's clothes. Their popular taiyaki treats are made with sweet potatoes (the region grows the most in the prefecture). You can watch vendors make ikinari dango dumplings, a Kumamoto favorite, as well as spicy mustard filled lotus root. The restaurant serves fare like gyudon beef rice bowl, steak, and yakiniku (Japanese style barbecue) featuring the local Aka beef.

    ・Croissant sweet potato tai-yaki →There is a volume.And,the combination of sweet potatos and red bean paste are good. We can enjoy croissants and Taiyaki together. ・Red bean tai-yaki →It is softer...

  • Yamaga Onsen Sakurayu
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    4.0
    88 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kumamoto Pref. Yamagashi Yamaga 1-1
    This day use hot spring facility is in Yamaga City, Kumamoto Prefecture. It was demolished in 1973, rebuilt in 2012, and is now one of the largest wooden spas on the island of Kyushu. It features a spacious inner bathing area replete with stone and wood, and its free-flowing alkaline simple thermal spring is said to be good for the skin. They also regularly hold special events such as Yamaga Sakurayu kaito Festival, and more.

    It is worth traveling to Yamaga to visit this public bath. It is very simple with just one big bathtub. There is no modern facility like sauna. But it is the original form of public bath in Japan...

  • Tamana Spa Tsukasanoyu
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    4.5
    51 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kumamoto Pref. Tamanashi Ryuganji East Stage 656-1
    This hot spring spa is in Tamana City. The weak alkaline simple hot spring water is clear and colorless, has a velvety feel, and is known for its beautifying properties. The large public bathing area has a dry sauna and five baths including a one made of hinoki cypress. There is also reservable private baths and a variety of relaxation services like aromatherapy and massage.

    Highly recommended for not just Japanese, but for foreign visitors too. Its a gem place in a countryside of Kumamoto. Lots of different type of onsen(hot spring), a reasonably priced food court with...

  • Roadside Station Kahoku (Ogurigo)
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    4.0
    44 Reviews
    Transportation
    Kumamoto Pref. Yamagashi Kahokumachiwano 4186-130
    This roadside station on National Route 3 sells fresh produce, rice, and jagadango potato dumplings when the potatoes are newly harvested. The eatery serves the local favorite known as dago dumpling soup, and their Mokuyu-kan has workshops in woodcraft and making stone oven-baked pizzas. You can also enjoy strolls through the natural surroundings as well as their family pool in the summer.

    国道3号線の福岡県と熊本県の県境にある大型の道の駅。地元の名産品や郷土料理レストランが充実しています。特にイチゴなどの農産品が安くて豊富に揃っています。

  • Yamaga Lanterns Folk Crafts Museum
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    4.0
    50 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Pref. Yamagashi Yamaga 1606-2
    "A museum with a collection of beautiful Yamaga lanterns, a designated National Traditional Craft Product. The museum building, a Romanesque structure built in 1925, is designated a national Tangible Cultural Property. Yamaga lanterns are crafted using just Japanese washi paper and a small amount of glue making use of traditional techniques passed down since the distant Muromachi period. Due to their delicate subtlety, they have even been acclaimed as the pinnacle of Japanese washi paper crafts. The museum's renowned collection consists of numerous beautiful examples of Yamaga lanterns, including famous kintoro ""gold"" lanterns crafted in fanciful styles such as ""shinden-zukuri"" (""palatial"") and ""torikago"" (""birdcage""). Visitors can also watch live demonstrations of lanterns being made and make a mini lantern (advance reservation required)."

    This museum is located near Sakurayu. The building that houses the museum used to be a bank, and the building itself is worth taking a picture of. Beside displays of lanterns, there are many maquette...

  • Roadside Station Mizube Plaza Kamoto
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
    Transportation
    Kumamoto Pref. Yamagashi Kamotomachikajiya 1257
    This road station includes a natural hot spring where water gushes out at 90 liters per minute, overnight accommodation, and a restaurant which uses seasonal ingredients. One can try pizza and bread making, and with its oversized playground equipment it is a popular place to bring children. In spring and summer one can also try their hand at canoeing.

    時間調整に立ち寄りましたが、思ったより農産物のお買い得品がたくさんあり、買ってしまいました。日帰り湯は利用しませんでしたが、いちご狩りとのセットがお得なようでした。

  • Kikuchi Shrine
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    4.0
    44 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Kumamoto Pref. Kikuchishi Waifu 1257
    This Shinto shrine is located in Kikuchi City. Founded in 1870, it honors three feudal lords of the Kikuchi clan who fought on the southern side during the period of the Northern and Southern dynasties (1336–1392) The Kikuchi Jinja History Museum on the precincts displays valuable items tied to the clan and other historical cultural assets. It's also a popular cherry blossom viewing spot and gets crowded in spring when they're in bloom.

    If youre in Kikuchi to visit one of its well-known onsen the local shrine is worth a visit. Kikuchi Jinja, a small local Shinto shrine, sits atop a hill on the edge of the town. The shrine is where...

  • Nankan Iki Iki Village
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    4.0
    25 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    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.

    コロナの3密など関係ないほどの人が沢山います。野菜、魚、乾物、お土産お菓子など所狭しで並んでいます。マグロの解体もあってて美味しそうでした。

  • Roadside Station Kyokushi
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    4.0
    13 Reviews
    Transportation
    Kumamoto Pref. Kikuchishi Kyokushikawabe 1886
    This roadside station is in Kikuchi City. Its specialty shop sells locally produced agricultural products, including healthy Kyokushi brand beef with moderate marbling. Shokusaikan, its restaurant, offers yakiniku Japanese barbecue and a variety of other fare made with local produce. Customers can also enjoy their steak and hamburger steak meal sets.

    注文してから揚げる旭志牛のメンチカツが美味しいです。店内には色んな土産や特産品などがあります。野菜も新鮮。隣接してレストランもあります。

  • Roadside Station Kikusui (Roman kan)
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    3.5
    25 Reviews
    Transportation
    Kumamoto Pref. Tamanagunnagomimachi Eta 455
    This roadside station in Nagomi Town, Tamana County sells locally grown fruit and vegetables. It has a park with facilities for camping and canoeing and a hot spring spa with a large bathing area and a family bath. Its soft hot spring water is said help alleviate nerve pain, sensitivity to cold, and fatigue. The roadside station bustles with locals out to shop or relax and road trippers stopping off for a break.

    新鮮な野菜がたくさん置いてあり、しかも安いです。なす、ピーマン、きゅうりなどたくさん購入しました。実際、野菜目当てのお客さんも多いようでした。また、すいかやなし、ぶどうの産地でもあるようで、いろいろな美味しそうなものがところせましと並べられていました。

  • Anzu no Oka
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    4.0
    16 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kumamoto Pref. Yamagashi Kikukamachishimouchida 733
    "A park located in the center of Kikuka-machi, Yamaga City, Kumamoto Prefecture. The Apurii farmer's market adjoins the parking area and sells vegetables picked in the area. Park facilities include a natural grass lawn and the ""Big Canyon"" playground. There are also activity centers such as a pressed flower classroom and traditional crafts classroom, and the park is visited by many locals and tourists to Kikuka-machi."

    ゴールデンウィーク最終日に訪問。朝イチで行ったせいかほぼ貸し切り。昼前には人が多くなっていたものの遊具が多く面積も広いためストレスなく子ども達と遊ぶことができました。駐車場もあり広場と近いため便利でした。

  • YUTORELO YAMAGA
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    3.5
    38 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kumamoto Pref. Yamagashi Munakatadori 702
    This hot spring hotel is located in Yamaga City, Kumamoto Prefecture. All of the water in the baths is from an alkaline simple thermal spring flowing freely from the source. It's said to have beautifying properties and be good for the skin. The large public bathing area features an open-air bath encircled with stones. They welcome guests who just come to use the baths, so they see both local visitors and tourists alike.

    ホテルは古いけど壁紙などリフォームされて清掃も行き届いて安心でした。ホテルロビー前には、炭火が用意してありそこでマシュマロが焼けて美味しかったです。お風呂もコロナの時期だからか貸切状態で、ゆっくり出来ました。

  • Kusamakura Onsen Tensui
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    4.0
    27 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kumamoto Pref. Tamanashi Tensuimachioama 511-1
    This hot spring spa in Tamana City uses 100% natural geothermally heated water for not only bathtubs but also showers. The open-air bath overlooks the Ariake Sea and the Shimabara Peninsula. They also prepare a fruit bath with floating local mandarin oranges when the season's right, and their Kusamakura bath has an ambiance like a scene from Japanese literature(Natsume Soseki’s Kusamakura). This spa's simple alkaline water is said to help alleviate nerve pain, muscle soreness, and joint pain.

    近くに寄った際、休憩に利用させていただきました。レトロな雰囲気もある地域密着型の温泉館だと思います。高台にあるので景色が良く、夕方だったので温泉館の落ち着いた雰囲気にマッチしていました。コロナが落ち着いたら、温泉も利用させていただきたいです。

  • Cocco Farm Tamago-An
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    4.0
    10 Reviews
    Shopping
    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.

    白金の森に泊まった帰り寄りました。開店してすぐだったので客は居なかったですね。店内に美味しいそうなものがたくさん並んでいました。Go...

  • Kumamoto Prefectural Ancient Burial Mound Museum
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    4.0
    24 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Kumamoto Pref. Yamagashi Kaoumachiwabaru 3085
    At this museum on the site of the Iwabaru Tumuli, you can see ruins from the Kikuchi River basin, excavated artifacts, and a 3D panoramic film of a replica of the area's decorative burial mounds. On Saturdays they hold workshops in the ancient ways like making bronze mirrors. You can also see the nearby Futagozuka Tumulus and the Tunnel Tomb Group.

    The Decorated Tumulus Museum opened in the early 1990s, the museum building being designed by one of Japans most famous architects:Tadeo Ando. Designed in the shape of a keyhole it is set on the...

  • Shichijo Onsen Dome
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    4.0
    12 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kumamoto Pref. Kikuchishi Shichijoumachihayashibaru 962-1
    This hot spring hotel in Kikuchi City welcomes guests who stop by just to use the baths. The spa has 12 kinds of baths, including a footbath and a reservable private family bath. The alkaline hot spring water is said to help relieve nerve pain, muscle soreness, and fatigue. The hotel also has facilities for sports training, seminars, banquets, and other functions.

    菊池市の旧七城町エリアにある施設です。温泉施設がメインですが、宿泊や宴会の瀬施設も整っているようです。 行ってみて、平日なのに人が多くてびっくりですが、よくできた施設だと思います。 ロビー周辺もゆったりしていて広く、温泉も広くて大人数が入っていても、混み合った感じはなく比較的ゆっくりと入れます。いろんな種類のお風呂があって、楽しめました。特にマイナスイオン浴はぬる湯でのんびりできました。露天には歩...

  • Spa Flora
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
    Accommodations / Hot Spring
    Kumamoto Yamaga Hirayama 5235
    This day-use spa is located in Hirayama Onsen, a hot spring district whose history and traditions stretch back 1,300 years. The spa is replete with a large hinoki cypress free-flowing spring bath, garden outdoor bath from which customers can enjoy seasonal mountain scenery, a massaging electric bath, a cascade bath, and a far-infrared sauna. The spa makes use of a mildly alkaline simple and mildly radioactive sulfur spring. Its waters thoroughly remove excess keratin, and are famous for their beautifying properties. The spa also serves seasonal traditional kaiseki course cuisine and light meals crafted based on the concept of local production for local consumption in a large dining area capable of accommodating up to 80 people.

    さすが平山温泉のお湯というトロトロのお湯はたまりません。お風呂上りは肌がしっとりしていてとても気持ちが良い。露天風呂もありゆっくりのんびりすることができました。

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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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