Duration: 6 hours
Start/End: Kumamoto port/ Kumamoto port
Highlights: Kumamoto Castle, Kato Shrine, Sakuranobaba Johsaien Castle Town, Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
On arrival at Kumamoto port, welcomed by our guide with welcome-board and driver who will transfer you to the very first place of the tour – Kumamoto Castle – one of the most imposing in Japan with large castle grounds and plenty of buildings embraced by cherry blossom trees.
Follow your guide to Kato Shrine where Kato Kiyomasa – the lord of Kumamoto was enshrined from the late 14th century. There are a large number of historical relics in the shrine which is also the place locals hold Seishoko Matsuri – a summer festival.
Head to Sakuranobaba Johsaien Castle Town – a tourist spot offering a number of fascinating areas for visitors to explore. Browser through the Sakuranokouji historical castle area featuring shops and restaurants to shopping for souvenirs that are unique to Kumamoto Prefecture and enjoy Kumamoto’s distinctive food culture.
This Kumamoto shore excursion cannot be finished without a visit to Suizenji Jojuen Garden – one of the most majestic Japanese-style gardens in the country. Take a leisure walk along the circular path, breath the fresh air, and soak up the idyllic scenery of green grassland, little scattered rocks, and a cool pond in the garden. Return to the port for your ship departure. Trip ends.