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Gokanosho (五家荘)

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Historical Monument

Gokanosho is a collective name for a region of five local settlements, and is approximately 60 minutes from the Matsuhashi or Hitoyoshi Interchange of the Kyushu Expressway. This region surrounded by the steep ravines of the Kyushu Central mountain range is said to have been established by the Heike clan after being defeated at the Battle of Danno-ura. Located here is the Heike no Sato, culture and history museum which tells of the settler’s folklore and lifestyles of that period. Also the Kureko Kodai Dance, a National Important Intangible Cultural Property, is performed annually within the Kureko shrine precincts commemorating their settlement on August 15, September 1, and November 3. This region is also an exquisite spot for enjoying autumnal foliage and fresh verdure.

place

Kumamoto Pref. Yatsushiroshi Izumimachi (Yatsushiro / Minamata / KumaArea)

phone 0965672111
place

[Gokaso Heike no Sato/Ogata/Saiza] 9:00-17:30 [Dec.-Mar.] 9:00-17:00

Review of Gokanosho

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2017/11/23 Amazing views all along the way
once you pass the toll gate for Nita Pass, the scenery changes and brilliance explodes in front of your eyes!!

be sure to head there right early in the morning as the sun rises quite early. the...
Reviewed:2017/05/10 Highlight of our Japan trip
We spent 32 nights in Japan following the cherry blossoms from south to north and 2 nights in Gokanosho were the highlight. We would like to come back for a week and do more treks & just take in the...
Reviewed:2016/09/21 A wonderful, authentic japanese countryside
We have been there, because we got the hint from some other travelers on the internet. And we also got the hint to meet Shingo Hashizaki. He became our guide there and picked us up at the ryokan in...

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Address
Kumamoto Pref. Yatsushiroshi Izumimachi [map]
Area
Yatsushiro / Minamata / KumaArea
Phone
0965672111
Hours
[Gokaso Heike no Sato/Ogata/Saiza] 9:00-17:30 [Dec.-Mar.] 9:00-17:00
Closed
Tuesday, New Year's holiday
Fees
Free
※Some facilities paid
Parking Lot
Available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Available
Wi-Fi
Available (some facilities)
Vegetarian Menu
Not available
English Menu
Not available
Note
Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of May 12, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Average budget
[Lunch] 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
120 minutes or more
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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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.