Kumamoto Outdoors

Sites to See on a Trip Around Yatsushiro

May 31, 2024 By Justin Hanus

A great option for a day trip if you’re in Kumamoto is Yatsushiro. This is a top destination for learning more about history and culture in Japan. 1. Kirai Art...[ Click to read more ]

Valentine’s Boat Trips in Kumamoto

Jan 29, 2024 By Justin Hanus

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now could be the perfect time to plan a memorable romantic boat trip that takes in some of the scenery the Kumamoto prefecture...[ Click to read more ]

New Year Bike Rides in Kumamoto

Dec 27, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Need to do a bit of exercise to shed those extra pounds gained during the holiday season? What better way than to explore the city on two wheels and let...[ Click to read more ]

Great Things to Do in Western Kumamoto

Nov 28, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Western Kumamoto is dominated by Mount Kinbo, a now-extinct volcano, but there is still plenty on offer. Whether you enjoy spending time in nature, are interested in ancient Japanese culture,...[ Click to read more ]

Aso-Kuju: Kumamoto’s Breathtaking Park

Jul 01, 2023 By William Farrow

For residents of Kyushu, the outdoors and nature are always nearby. A far cry from the large cities of Honshu, people can expect a rich abundance of activities and places...[ Click to read more ]

Boat Trips in Kumamoto

May 19, 2023 By Justin Hanus

As a port city with several waterways, Kumamoto offers up a few boating opportunities. These include cruises along rivers and lakes and ferry trips that take you further afield. Here...[ Click to read more ]

Great Places for a Date in Kumamoto

May 19, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Kumamoto has many romantic spots that are ideal for a date. Whether you’re looking for places to spend the weekend together or want somewhere you can go for a few...[ Click to read more ]

Minamata in Kumamoto: From Environmental Disaster to Eco-Town

Apr 20, 2023 By Justin Hanus

One of the worst environmental disasters in Japan occurred in Minamata (a town on Kyushu island in Kumamoto prefecture) when a chemical contaminant poisoned numerous residents; however, in the years...[ Click to read more ]

Exploring the Amakusa Islands Near Kumamoto

Apr 20, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Around 60 kilometers from Kumamoto City is a group of unique islands called Amakusa. There are two main islands (Shimoshima and Ueshima) and hundreds of smaller ones. Isolated from the...[ Click to read more ]

Great Walks in Kumamoto

Mar 27, 2023 By Justin Hanus

As we approach the warmer weather, savoring the great outdoors becomes a must for most. The volcanic island of Kyushu is arguably the best in Japan for hikes, many located...[ Click to read more ]