Amakusa - Western Area

Scenic sunrise view of Ryugatake Peak brings out a beautiful range of colors and hues.

Ryugatake Peak (470m)has been designated a national cultural property for its scenic beauty. This observation spot commands a panoramic view of numerous islands large and small in the Yatsushiro Sea as well as views of Yatsushiro and of Fugendake Peak across the sea in Unzen. The poet Noguchi Ujo wrote of the beautiful scene, "A single glance from Ryugatake Peak will catch Mt. Aso, Unzen, and far Kirishima".

A region of ancient legends and traditional lifestyles

A region of ancient legends and traditional lifestylesEastern Amakusa has many spots of curiosity and wonder - dinosaurs, kappa, mysterious giant rocks, the largest Ebisu statue in Japan, and beautiful star-filled skies.

Model Course
Kappa Phone Strap

Dining & Shopping

Ebisu Tea House
Fossil-collecting activities
Goshoura Cretaceous
Period Reference Hall

Let us guide you!

Goshoura Geo-Tourism Guides

Take a friendly guided tour of the fossils and displays of the Cretaceous Period Museum. Take part in fossil collecting.

Tel: 0969-67-1080
(Goshoura Tourism Association)
Tel: 0969-67-2325
(Goshoura Cretaceous Period Museum)
Fee: Elementary school student or older: ¥300/person
(Excluding museum admission fee and hammer rental)