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Amakusa
Oe Tenshudo, Sakitsu Tenshudo
Myoken Ura
Sunsets Line Drive
Pearl Line Drive
Marine Sports
Aso
Nakadake Crater
Kusasenri
Daikanbo
Hot Springs
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Let's relax and enjoy your Weekends.`Kumamoto Leisure Guide:Aso&Amakusa`
Amakusa!
 
For successful research and study it's important to take a break. Weekends in Kumamoto allow you the opportunity to refresh and revitalize in its rich natural environment. Just a short distance from the city you can find yourself surrounded by its magnificent mountains of Aso or on the beautiful islands of Amakusa.
 
Oe Tenshudo, Sakitsu Tenshudo
Amakusa's Christian Heritage
Christianity was introduced to Amakusa in the 1500s. Even during times of strict suppression, the Christians of Amakusa maintained their deep faith. After arriving in Amakusa in 1892, the French priest Garnier used his own funds to build the Romanesque style Oe Tenshudo church in Amakusa Town in 1933. Today its white exterior continues reflecting Amakusa's clear blue skies. Standing quietly in the peaceful fishing village of Kawaura Town, Sakitsu Tenshudo was rebuilt in the Gothic style in 1934 by Father Halbou. Both gPlaces of Prayerh are treasured by local residents. Masses are held on Sunday mornings and the churches are closed to tourists at this time, also photography is not allowed inside the buildings at any time.
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Myoken Ura
Timeless Scenerry
Myoken Ura facing the East China Sea on the west coast of Amakusa's Shimoshima is a place of exquisite scenic beauty. In 1953 it was designated as one of Japan's Natural Treasures. Sculpted by the ocean over long years, bluffs plunging 100 meters in to the ocean together with huge arches, sea caves and strangely shaped rock formations combine to create scenes of haunting beauty. The crystal clear waters of the Amakusa Marine Park make the area a popular place for scuba diving.
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Sunsets Line Drive
Romantic Sunsets
The sight of the sun setting over the East China Sea from Kikaigaura Lookout and Nishidaira Camellia Park is renowned throughout Japan. The road that leads along the west coast from Reihoku Town towards Kawaura Town is known as the gSunset Lineh and gives breathtaking views of the ocean and silhouetted islands bathed in the setting sun's romantic golden glow. It is a view to be enjoyed with your family, friends or that special someone.
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Pearl Line Drive
Like Pearls on the Ocean
The gPearl Lineh is the name given to the road that runs from Misumi Town to Matsushima Town. Passing over the gFive Bridges of Amakusah you can enjoy the special relaxation that comes with an ocean side drive. Each of the five bridges has its own unique construction and beauty. The 3rd ,4th , and 5th bridges are included in the Unzen-Amakusa National Park and the views are truly magnificent. The waters beneath are home to a flourishing cultured pearl industry. And aerial view of the bridges linking the islands has been likened to a pearl necklace, hence the name gPearl Lineh
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Marine Sports
Ocean Playground
You can also enjoy a lot of marine sports and leisure in Amakusa. The crystal clear waters wash gently on numerous swimming beaches and provide ideal locations for scuba diving, wakeboarding, sea kayaking and fishing. In Itsuwa Town you can see dolphins up close on one of the many dolphin watching tours or experience the unparalleled beauty of the colorful coral formations from the comfort of a glass-bottom boat in the Ushibuka Marine Park.
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