This Amakusa Matsushima is also known as a beautiful evening landscape and has been selected as "100 sunsets in Japan".
Various large and small islands float in the marine blue ocean in Amakusa ( Gokyo bridge: from the 2nd bridge to the 5th bridge). A beautiful landscape is called "Amakusa Matsushima", and it is counted for one of "Japan's three biggest Matsushima" alongside Matsushima in Miyagi Prefecture and Kujukushima in Nagasaki Prefecture.
Amakusa Gokyo(five bridges) Festival
This festival is a festival held in commemoration of Amakusa Gokyo(5 bridges) opening. Amakusa Gokyo is the bridges connected by five bridges from Misumi town of Uto Peninsula to Kamiamakusa city (No.1:Tenmon Bridge, No.2:Oyano Bridge, No.3:Nakano Bridge, No.4: Maeshima Bridge, No. 5: Matsushima Bridge), it opened on September 24th in 1966.
Ushibuka Haiya Festival
"Haiya Festival" is an annual festival that is held from the third Friday of April to Sunday, praying for the safety of the voyage. Besides "Haiya Total Dance" which is also said to be the roots of the Haiya-bushi scattered nationwide, it is crowded every year with Ushibuka's special product free market and fleet parade etc.
Amakusa Martyrdom(Jyunkyo) Festival
In Hondo which is located in the center of Amakusa in the National Park, the "Amakusa Martyrdom Festival" is held on the fourth Sunday of October for the purpose of dedicating the ordained war dead of "Amakusa Shimabara's Ran". The crowd of candles which exceeded many denominations, the Amakusa city is transformed into a fantasy world.
Blue seas, islands floating in the sea ... Amakusa is a place where marine sports is also very popular!
Pearl Sun Beach (Hiai Beach)
Parking capacity (500 cars) Width of sand beach = 300m , 2 pavilions, Administrative building, Changing room, Rest room, Shower room, Shop...
Calm Beach (Nishime Beach)
Parking capacity (80 cars) Width of sand beach = 300m , Monitoring building, Changing room, Rest room, Shower room, shop Hikari island...
Parking capacity (500 cars capacity) , Width of sand beach = 515 m, Monitoring building, Changing room, Rest room, Shower, Coin locker
Amakusa Gokyo (The Five Bridges of Amakusa)
Kinsho Temple(Kinsho-ji) is a famous temple of Soto sect that was opened by first office supreme Suzuki Shigenari in 1624. Also, at Kinsho-ji you can also get vegetarian food made with locally taken products. (*Reservations are required.)
Amakusa Pearl Center
Amakusa Pearl Center is adjacent to the depot of the Gokyo pleasure boat, and it is a general leisure facility where you can play plenty for half a day.
Amakusa Shiro Memorial Hall
Amakusa Shiro Memorial Hall (Amakusa Shiro Park) is a facility introducing the history of Amakusa Shimabara's turbulence and Christian martyrdom in an easy-to-understand manner with diorama and stereoscopic images. Also, it is said that the feeling of "love's bell" in the Amakusa Shiro Park is transmitted to the opponent by the sea breeze when thinking about the person you love and turning the bell towards the sea.
Takahama Pottery Juho Kiln
The history of Takahama kiln began in 1762 when Goemon Den the sixth generation of Ueda Family, invited potter Sando Kiemon from Hizen and built a kiln at Takahama, then Takahama’s porcelain was exported to the Netherlands.
Amakusa is the production center of "Amakusa pottery stone" which is known to supply more than 90% pottery stone used for Arita-yaki , of course, this place is as good as Mecca of pottery.
Traces of dinosaur teeth and feet bone in the Cretaceous period were discovered one after another in this Goshoura town, and there is great expectation for the first excavation of the entire body of the dinosaur skeleton in Japan.
Myui Astronomical Observatory
Myui Astronomical Observatory,Ryugakadake Town. Please enjoy the beautiful images of the planets, comets and nebulae captured by the Cassegrain astronomical telescope of 50 cm in diameter at 5.5 m dome.
Nishinokubo Park(Hanashobu Garden)
It is a nationally rare iris garden using rice terraces of the mountainous area, and you can enjoy about 250,000 iris flowers and about 3,000 hydrangeas.
Sumiyoshi Natural Park
Sumiyoshi Nature Park is a park where Sumiyoshi Shrine is enshrined as a safeguard of ship navigation safety since ancient times, also known as a hydrangea sight. About 20 kinds of hydrangeas are planted in the park and 2,000 shares of hydrangea are planted, and the whole park is wrapped in hydrangeas in color as in the photograph.