This is not the usual place where tourists would want to go whenever visiting Japan. This place is 360 degrees different from what Japan’s Urban Vibes has to offer. This place is very quiet, laidback, and has little population that only local buses are their means of public transportation. No trains, and it can’t be reached by google map! Also, local buses have timetables so better ask at Hondo Bus Terminal (for the timetable details if you don’t know how to read and speak Japanese, it’s really a must!) if you are trying to pay a visit. Despite all the language barrier and difficulty in transportation, Amakusa has a lot of beautiful spots to offer! From scenic seaside roads to lush green mountains, this place is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered! Amakusa is part of Kumamoto Prefecture in the Northern Kyushu region. Amakusa has many islands connected by five golden bridges to the mainland Kumamoto. But what’s more special in this place is that this is where the hidden Christians in Japan took refuge during the oppression of Christianity under the Edo Period. This place is very interesting for those curious minds of Japan’s Christian population despite its strong religious roots in Buddhism and Shintoism.
Weather is fine during our visit but it drizzled during our 2nd and 3rd day causing us to move or cancel some of our proposed itinerary.
More photos and stories to tell on my next posts! 😉
Ps. This bridge is where the bus stops if you want to visit the Shimoda Hot Spring.
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