Kami-Amakusa, City in Japan
General Information about Kami-Amakusa
Kami-Amakusa (Kami-Amakusa) is a middle town within Kumamoto prefecture in the Kyūshū region.
There is a fishing and passenger port in the city. Trains do not go here. You need another means of transportation to get to Kami-Amakusa.
A famous person from Kami-Amakusa is Shiro Tokisada Amakusa (1621 - 1638).
Travel tips for Kami-Amakusa
Top Kami-Amakusa destinations for your sightseeing are the Shiro Amakusa Memorial Hall (天草四郎メモリアルホール) throughout the year, Amakusa Matsushima (天草 松島) throughout the year and the Yatsushiro-sea (八代海) throughout the year.
The Unzen-Amakusa National Park (雲仙天草国立公園), another great attraction where you can experience the Rich nature, blessed by mountains and the sea (山海に恵まれ、自然が豊か). Another experience Japan's top three Matsushima: Amakusa-Matsushima (日本三大松島 天草・松島) in Matsushima-machi (松島町). Of interest here is the One of Japan's top three Matsushima's: Amakusa-Matsushima (日本三大松島の一つ「天草・松島」).
Culture and History
Cultural roots make Kami-Amakusa tourism particularly attractive. National heritage respectively national treasure are the Banyan tree of Nagame shrine (永目神社のアコウ樹) and Ryugatake (龍ヶ岳).
Do you want to see fireworks in Kami-Amakusa? The Mukaon HIMEDA summer festival (夏夢音HIMEDO夏祭り) is popular. You can best watch from the Himedo-machi Himedo sport park. Another fireworks is the Amakusa five bridges festival (天草五橋祭). Have a good view from the Matsushima village.
If you want to take a hot bath in Kami-Amakusa, the spa Oyano Onsen (大矢野温泉) brings you relaxation and is also good for Neuralgia. The address: Oyano-machi (大矢野町). Another hot spring here is Matsushima Onsen (松島温泉), which helps amongst other things in Rheumatic disease. Go to Matsushima-machi (松島町) for this.
You want to eat well and enjoy a drink in Kami-Amakusa? The Sea-bowl and mountain-bowl, Kami-amakusa anythingisfine-bowl (海丼＆山丼、上天草どっちもよか丼) is recommended by locals.
Do you already own a souvenir from Kami-Amakusa? You could buy for example the Grilled big catch, available in the Ai-no-amakusa village.
Flowers and Foliage
Discover the cherry blossom in Kami-Amakusa from 03/20 to 04/10, best in Mount Zengan (千巌山). To mention in Kami-Amakusa is the Amakusa three-leaf azalea in flower, which you can see in the Amakusa sea-view alps (天草観海アルプス) from 04/21 to 05/10.