What to do and see in Amakusa, Japan: The Best Places and Tips

January 2, 2018 Frederic Celentano

Discover the best top things to do in Amakusa, Japan including Sakitsu athedral Church, Tomioka Castle, Oe Cathedral Church, Hara Castle Ruin, Oppaiiwa, Dolphin Marine World, Tomioka Visitor Center, Shimoshima, Amakusa Christian Museum, Aamakusa Rozariokan.
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1. Sakitsu athedral Church

539 Kawauramachisakitsu, Amakusa 863-1204, Kumamoto Prefecture +81 969-22-2243
Excellent
44%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 164 reviews

Sakitsu athedral Church

Reviewed By iamface - hong kong

the church is no special but near around is peaceful & lovely esp for street & seaside. love it & enjoy it.

2. Tomioka Castle

Tomioka, Reihoku-machi, Amakusa-gun 863-2507, Kumamoto Prefecture
Excellent
14%
Good
70%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 34 reviews

Tomioka Castle

Reviewed By Bekke A

Enjoyed seeing the 3D video presentation of the fishes in the area. Beautiful scenery. The Castle looks big from the outside but inside the building it is small.

3. Oe Cathedral Church

1782 Amakusamachioe, Amakusa 863-2801, Kumamoto Prefecture +81 969-42-2243
Excellent
33%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 108 reviews

Oe Cathedral Church

Reviewed By Maria U - Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan

My husband and I had our wedding in this church. Everything was really beautiful and well-arranged. The surroundings are amazing, you can really find your inner peace there. I highly recommend this beautiful church, which by the way, it is my favorite in Japan.

4. Hara Castle Ruin

Tei Minamiarimacho, Minamishimabara 859-2414, Nagasaki Prefecture +81 50-3381-5032
Excellent
35%
Good
51%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 48 reviews

Hara Castle Ruin

Reviewed By rena_fr - Tokyo

Siege at Hara Castle during Shimabara Rebellion in 1936. No castle, just ruins now. Very scary if you visit here during the night. If it is a beautiful day, it is great view to overlook Ariake sea.

5. Oppaiiwa

Sakasegawa, Reihoku-machi, Amakusa-gun 863-2501, Kumamoto Prefecture +81 969-35-1111
Excellent
8%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
32%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 25 reviews

Oppaiiwa

Reviewed By へぼ獣医 - Tokyo, Japan

国道324号線を走っていると道路沿いに『おっぱい岩』の看板があり、どうしても男の悲しい性なのでしょうか気になっていつも探してしまいます。満潮時は隠れてしまうので、タイミングが合わないと見る事が出来ません。また駐車スペースがあまり広くないので、車を停めてじっくり観察する事も憚られます。今回たまたま車を停めて観察出来ましたが、まじまじと見ると本当にふくよかなおっぱいでした。自然の力とは言えお見事!

6. Dolphin Marine World

2977 Itsuwamachifutae, Amakusa 863-2421, Kumamoto Prefecture +81 969-33-1633
Excellent
65%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 75 reviews

Dolphin Marine World

Reviewed By Unni2006 - New Delhi, India

Easily accessible from Kumamoto by road. Beautiful landscape and backwaters and the views from the Bridge is wonderful . One can enjoy the boat ride and see the Dolphins. Alternatively , the Marine world aquarium will also house all varieties of fishes and water plants and while moving inside the aquarium , one gets a feeling that you are diving inside the sea . Wonderful experience and antique ships at site make a good experience . Recommended.

7. Tomioka Visitor Center

2245-15 Tomioka, Reihoku-machi, Amakusa-gun 863-2507, Kumamoto Prefecture +81 969-35-0170
Excellent
8%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
51%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 12 reviews

Tomioka Visitor Center

Reviewed By zukum - Tokyo, Japan

富岡城の敷地内なので、天草や富岡城の歴史についての情報かと思っていたが、周辺の地形の成り立ちやその自然環境的な特殊性やそこに生きる生き物の絶滅可能性(干潟に生きる貝類など)などにも触れていてかなり面白かった。そして、外に出るとそうした地形が半島の丘の上から俯瞰できるのだから分かりやすい。

8. Shimoshima

Amakusa, Kumamoto Prefecture
Excellent
43%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 41 reviews

Shimoshima

Reviewed By 昌実 八

It was amazing place because beautiful white chapel in the middle of very Japanese country farm.

9. Amakusa Christian Museum

19-52 Fumenoomachi, Amakusa 863-0017, Kumamoto Prefecture +81 969-22-3845
Excellent
19%
Good
62%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 42 reviews

Amakusa Christian Museum

Reviewed By kimibar - California

Not a big museum but well thought out with clear illustrations, some original objects and others enlarged reproductions (a screen painting of a complex battle of the Amakusa-Shimabara Rebellion). Little of the titling, captions, or text, however, is in English. There is an English-language version of a video re-telling the history of Christians here, from the coming of the Jesuit missionaries in the 16th century, through the banning of Christianity from 1600, to its re-emergence in the late 19th century. Some statues, archaeological finds, many texts (scrolls and books) in Japanese. The museum sits on a hill above the main part of town (Hondo). Walkable down, past a local, well-kept cemetery. I would take a cab up.

10. Aamakusa Rozariokan

1749 Oe Amakusamachi, Amakusa 863-2801, Kumamoto Prefecture +81 969-42-5259
Excellent
22%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 45 reviews

Aamakusa Rozariokan

Reviewed By 裕幸 坂

 百亜の外観が美しい大江天守堂のすぐ近くにある天草地方のキリシタンに関わる品々を展示した資料館です。

 多くの展示品からは、江戸時代のキリシタン禁教令のもと、幕府による厳しい監視と弾圧に耐えながら信仰を守り続けた当時の人々の熱い信仰心が見る者に伝わってきます。
 特に興味を引いたのが民家の屋根裏部屋のような所で人目を避けながら祈りをささげていたという「かくれ部屋」です。
 実物大の模型と祈りの声が再現されているのですが、洞窟などではなく民家の屋根裏でひっそりとこのように信仰がなされていた史実には驚きました。

 このほか、天草地方における隠れキリシタンの歴史を3D立体映像で紹介されており、非常にわかりやすくまとめられていると思いました。10分程の上映時間だったと思いますが、ここを訪問したらぜひとも視聴されることをお勧めいたします。

 大江天主堂とあわせて見学したい施設ですが、それにしても周辺には「天草コレジョオ館」や「天草キリシタン館」などといった似たような名称の施設が多く、混同してしまうのは私だけでしょうか。

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