Picturesque Area with Unique Christian Traditions
The setting sun from the western coast of Amakusa is one of the glorious scenic views of Japan. This is an area with a rich natural heritage (Shimoda Onsen is Amakusa's oldest hot spring), and a unique cultural tradition of Catholic faith ? all found within a sea-blue setting of myriad hues.
Promenade of the Poets
Ushibuka Haiya Bridge
Round-Tour Bus: Gurutto
Ushibuka Course (App. 4 hrs)
Availability: Sat, Sun, and holidays only
Fee: ¥500 (Excluding optional plans and meals)
Reservations: Until 15:00 two days prior
Tel: 0120-945-351 (Kanko Hanbai Systems)
＊Nishi-kaigan Cruises ＊Ushibuka Cruises
＊Ushibuka Kaijo Cruises
(Amakusa Treasure Island Tourism Association)
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Reihoku Tourist Fureai Guide
A variety of guided tours are offered which introduce the history of the Amakusa-Shimabara Rebellion and the role of Tomioka Castle, as well as episodes involving Katsu Kaishu when he came to Reihoku.
660 Shiki, Reihoku-machi, Amakusa-gun
Fee: ¥500 /groups of up to 5
(additional ￥100 for each extra person)
＊Reservations required 5 days in advance for general visitors, 2 weeks in advance for school trips.
Sakitsu Tourism Volunteer Guides
Tel: 090-5479-1081 (Morita)
Ushibuka Tourism Volunteer GUides
(Ushibuka: all areas)
Getting to know the westernmost town in Amakusa? home of the famous Haiya folk melody. Visit scenic sites and the fishermen's village.
Ushibuka-machi, Amakusa City
Tel: 090-4585-0693 (Yoshikawa)
Regular Course: \1000/ hr
(groups up to 10)
(Additional ¥100 for each extra person)
- Reservations required a day in advance