Here is the famous spot of Kumamoto

Sightseeing guide

周辺観光案内

We promise our guests a high-quality and leisurely time along with a view of the magnificent Mount Kinpu and Ariake Sea.

Sightseeing

Kumamoto

Kumamoto Castle

About 50 minutes by car

Kumamoto Castle is a castle in Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture, and is one of Japan’s three famous castles along with Osaka Castle and Nagoya Castle.

Greenland

Greenland

About 35 minutes by car

Located in Arao, Kumamoto Prefecture, it is a large resort area that attracts about three million people every year.

Manda Coal Mine (World Heritage)

Manda Coal Mine (World Heritage)

About 20 minutes by car

It was registered as a World Heritage as a heritage site of the Industrial Revolution in Japan during the Meiji period in 2015.

Japanese Irises (Takase Urakawa)

Japanese Irises (Takase Urakawa)

About 4 minutes by car

A place famous for Higo Japanese irises / about 66,000 stalks from late May to early June

Rengein Tanjoji Temple Inner Sanctuary

Rengein Tanjoji Temple Inner Sanctuary

About 12 minutes by car

Rengein Tanjoji Temple is the Kyushu special head temple of the Shingon Ritsu sect which principally worships the Bodhisattva Koen.

Footbath Park

Footbath Park

A short walk away

Fully equipped with a health road that stimulates acupuncture points on the feet and connects to a footbath as well as a simple changing room for women. It is lit up at night so that visitors can enjoy the magical atmosphere. (The footbath light-up is from sunset to 10 p.m.)

The father of Marathon in Nippon, Shiso Kanakuri

One of the main characters in “Idaten,” a Taiga drama (year-long historical TV drama)

For details, please visit the Tamana City homepage

Shiso Kanakuri

Yokoshimamachi Strawberry Marathon

Energetically run through Yokoshimamachi in early spring with the faint scent of strawberries in the air!

Event Date February (last Sunday)
*Please check the official site for the precise schedule.
Venue Yokoshimamachi, Tamana City
Official site Official site of the Strawberry Marathon
Yokoshimamachi Strawberry Marathon

Japanese Iris Festival

“Takase Urakawa Japanese Iris Festival,” which colors early summer in Tamana, is a festival that appreciates the approximately 66,000 flowers that bloom in Takase Urakawa. The magical scenery created by the stone bridges and stone walls left behind from the Edo period is stunning.

Event Date June (first Sunday)
*Please check the official site for the precise schedule.
Venue Takase Shopping Street (Honcho and Nakacho), Takase Urakawa Brink Green Park
Inquiries Tamana City Tourism Information Site
Japanese Iris Festival

Beach Volleyball Tournament

The beach volleyball tournament will be held this year as well. Please feel free to participate after inviting others as well.

Season July (Marine Day)
Beach Volleyball Tournament

Tamana Noryo Fireworks Festival

10,000 magnificent fireworks are launched in Tamana City in the dead of night. The view from our hotel is beautiful as well.

Event Date August (first Friday)
*Please check through the following contact details for the precise schedule.
Venue Area beside the Kikuchi River
Inquiries Tamana Chamber of Commerce
Tamana Noryo Fireworks Festival

Hikino Shrine Grand Festival

The entire land of the shrine was a section of Tamana Gunga during the Nara period and connected to the Millionaire of Hikino, Sumiyaki Kogoro, the main character of the Tamana Hot Spring legend. It is one of the few prefectural shrines listed in the Engi-Shiki with a history and has been mentioned in “Shoku Nihon Koki” as well as “Engishiki,” the Japanese book of laws from the Heian period.

Event Date October 15th
*Please check through the following contact details for the precise schedule.
Venue Hikino Shrine
Inquiries http://www.hikino-jinja.jp/
Hikino Shrine Grand Festival

Tamana Otawara Festival

Situated at the mouth of Kikuchi River, Tamana City has made use of its advantageously blessed land to flourish as a trading center of rice since the Edo period. Traces of its history exist even now in the historic landmark of “straw bag-rolling” and is a symbol of Tamana’s prosperity. “Tamana Otawara Festival” is held as a festival to celebrate Tamana City’s history and give thanks to huge harvests

Event Date November 23rd (Labor Thanksgiving Day)
*Please check through the following contact details for the precise schedule.
Venue The whole citizens square in Takase, Tamana City
Inquiries 0968-73-2222
Tamana Otawara Festival

Hanegi Hachimangu Autumn Grand Festival

A grand festival to give thanks to abundant harvests. Divine virtues are sung in the “Page Song” by the page.

Season October onwards
Venue Hanegi Hachimangu, 188 Hanegi, Tamana City

Tamana City History Museum Kokoro Pia

Based on the concept of rediscovering Tamana, the river city, it is a museum that focuses on permanent exhibitions with the theme of “the development of Tamana along with the river” and shows project exhibitions, footage, and so on to the public.

Venue Tamana City History Museum Kokoro Pia

Momota Exercise Park

May / Azaleas / About 88,000 stalks

Venue Momota Exercise Park

Yamada’s Wisteria, a natural memorial as designated by the prefecture

Late April to early May

Venue Yamadahiyoshi Shrine