Kami-Amakusa City, Kumamoto PrefectureKami-Amakusa City, Kumamoto Prefecture

Here, the chance of meeting a wild dolphin herd is 98%,
any time of the year.

Located in Southwest of Kumamoto prefecture, being a part of Kyushu region, in the South of Japan, the City of Kami-Amakusa fascinates visitors with her irresistible charms including her elegantly beautiful coast line and fresh seafood such as Japanese tiger prawns.
This time, we are featuring some must-see sightseeing spots, including the place we can meet a wild dolphin herd throughout the year, almost all the time.

Kamiamakusa City

DOLPHIN WATCHING-Meet with wild Dolphins in Kamiamakusa

Have you ever seen wild dolphins?
If you go to Kamiamakusa in Kumamoto, you have a 98% chance to see them from a cruise.
Why don't you go and relax with a spectacular view of nature and wild dolphins in Kamiamakusa?

DOLPHIN WATCHING-Meet with wild Dolphins in Kamiamakusa DOLPHIN WATCHING-Meet with wild Dolphins in Kamiamakusa
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How to get there

marinostation SEACRUISE
Address: 6215-22 Matsushimamachi Aitsu Kamiamakusa-shi Kumamoto
Directions

By Plane

Go to Aso Kumamoto Airport from each International Airport and take an Airport Limousine Bus and get off at Kumamoto Station. Take a bus named “Kaisoku(Rapid) Amakusa Go” bound for Amakusa Area and get off at “Maejima”. marinostation SEACRUISE is a 1-minute walk away from the bus stop.

By Train

From JR Kumamoto Station: Take a train on the Amakusamisumi Line and get off at Misumi Station. Take a bus named “Kaisoku(Rapid) Amakusa Go”bound for Amakusa Area or take a regular liner on the Amakusa Takarajima Line and get off at “Maejima”. marinostation SEACRUISE is a 1-minute walk away from the bus stop.

By Bus

From Kumamoto Kotsu Center and Kumamoto Station: Take a bus named “Kaisoku(Rapid) Amakusa Go” bound for Amakusa Area and get off at “Maejima”. marinostation SEACRUISE is a 1-minute walk away from the bus stop.

Opening hours

8:30~17:30
Departure time:1st 10:00/2nd 13:00/3rd 15:00
(Time required:2hours)
[ March - November ] Everyday open
[ December - February ] Wednesday closed

Admission

Adults: 4,500 JPY.
Children aged 13-15 years: 3,500 JPY.
Children aged 6-12 years: 2,250 JPY.
Under 6: 1,500 JPY.
Group discount is available.

Wakuwaku Aquarium Sea Doughnut

Wakuwaku Aquarium Sea Doughnut

Is it a donut floating in the sea of Matsushima, Amakusa !?

Wakuwaku Aquarium Sea Doughnut is a large donut-shaped aquarium floating in the sea of Matsushima, Amakusa. The facility has 7 sections with the name of each continent, such as Asia, Europe and Africa and you can observe a variety of fish living in each continent in the section with the name on it. What is unique about this aquarium is as it is located under the sea, you can directly watch the fish living in Amakusa in a natural state. What's more is there is an exciting program to meet and touch dolphins.

How to get there

Wakuwaku Aquarium Sea Doughnut
Address: 6225-7 Matsushimamachiaitsu Kamiamakusa-shi Kumamoto
Directions

By Plane

Go to Aso Kumamoto Airport from each International Airport and take an Airport Limousine Bus and get off at Kumamoto Station. Take a bus named “Kaisoku(Rapid) Amakusa Go” bound for Amakusa Area and get off at “Maejima”. Wakuwaku Aquarium Sea Doughnut is a 3-minute walk away from the bus stop.

By Train

From JR Kumamoto Station: Take a train on the Amakusamisumi Line and get off at Misumi Station. Take a bus named “Kaisoku(Rapid) Amakusa Go”bound for Amakusa Area or take a regular liner on the Amakusa Takarajima Line and get off at “Maejima”. Wakuwaku Aquarium Sea Doughnut is a 3-minute walk away from the stop.

By Bus

From Kumamoto Kotsu Center and Kumamoto Station: Take a bus named “Kaisoku(Rapid) Amakusa Go” bound for Amakusa Area and get off at “Maejima”. Wakuwaku Aquarium Sea Doughnut is a 3-minute walk away from the bus stop.

Opening hours

【The Winter Season (November 1st-March 19th)】
9:00~17:00(must enter by 16:00)
【The Summer Season (March 20th-October31st)】
9:00~18:00(must enter by 17:00)
Open 365 Days.

Admission

Adults: 1300 JPY.
Children aged 13-17 years: 800 JPY.
Children aged 6-12 years: 500 JPY.
Children aged 3-5 years: 400 JPY.
Adults aged 65 years and over : 1200 JPY.
Group discount is available.

Spa Thalasso Amakusa

Spa Thalasso Amakusa

Heal your body and soul with the finest thalassotherapy

Spa Thalasso Amakusa is one of a few facilities in Japan specializes in thalassotherapy (the medical use of seawater, marine mud, algae paste and more as a form of therapy) utilizing beautiful and abundant blessings of the sea of Amakusa. You can enjoy some activities in the warm sea water. This facility has a “GENKIKAI POOL”, which is a unique multifunction pool designed to maximize the benefits of the sea water with 14 different kinds of functions and it is built based on scientific medical data. Also, indulge yourself with fresh seafood at the restaurant on site and the open-air bath with spectacular view of the sea of Ariake together with sunset.

How to get there

Spa Thalasso Amakusa
Address: 732-14 Oyanomachikami Kamiamakusa-shi Kumamoto
Directions

By Plane

Go to Aso Kumamoto Airport from each International Airport and take an Airport Limousine Bus and get off at Kumamoto Station. Take a bus named “Kaisoku(Rapid) Amakusa Go” bound for Amakusa Area and get off at “Sun Pearl”. Spa Thalasso Amakusa is a 5-minute walk away from the bus stop.

By Train

From JR Kumamoto Station: Take a train on the Amakusamisumi Line and get off at Misumi Station. Take a bus named “Kaisoku(Rapid) Amakusa Go”bound for Amakusa Area or take a bus named “UkiUki Amakusa♪Shuttle” and get off at “Sun Pearl”. Spa Thalasso Amakusa is a 5-minute walk away from the bus stop.

By Bus

From Kumamoto Station and Kumamoto Kotsu Center: Take a bus named “Kaisoku(Rapid) Amakusa Go” bound for Amakusa Area and get off at “Sun Pearl”. Spa Thalasso Amakusa is a 5-minute walk away from the bus stop.

Opening hours

【Hot Spring】10:00~22:00
(must enter by 21:30)
【Swimming Pool】10:00~22:00
(must enter by 21:00)
Closed on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month (If the Tuesday is a national holiday, the next day is closed, instead)

Admission

【Hot Spring】
Adults: 500 JPY
Children aged 4-12 years: 300 JPY
Children aged 0-3 years : Free
(Children must be accompanied by a guardian)
【Pool】
Adults:1,000 JPY
Children aged 4-12 years:500 JPY
【Private Bath】
Entrance fee +1,000 JPY(60 min)

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