Kumamoto Shrines

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 ]

Summer Days Out in Kumamoto

Apr 20, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Located in the center of the southern Kyushu island of Japan, Kumamoto is known for its gorgeous scenery. There is certainly no shortage of fantastic days out during the summer...[ Click to read more ]

Great Shrines for Hatsumode in Kumamoto

Dec 27, 2022 By Justin Hanus

The turn of the year is holiday time in Japan when people are off work to celebrate the New Year with parties, family gatherings, culinary feasts, and hatsumode. Hatsumode is...[ Click to read more ]