Japan shore excursions include this shore trip to Kumamoto to taste the ancient culture of this area through Kumamoto Castle and Kato Shrine, learn about many traditional arts of Japan, and a leisurely walk in beautiful Suizenji Jojuen Garden.

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Duration: 6 hours
Start/End: Kumamoto port/ Kumamoto port
Highlights: Kumamoto Castle, Kato Shrine, Kumamoto Prefectural Traditional Crafts Center, Suizenji Jojuen Garden
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Tour Category: Kumamoto shore excursions

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Ship arrival at Yatsushiro Port
English-Speaking-Guide waits with welcome-board and proceeds to tour by chartered car/coach.

When you arrived Kumamoto port, your guide and driver wait with welcome-board and then transfer you to the first place – Kumamoto Castle – one of the most beautiful castles in the whole country with large grounds and a plenty of buildings surrounded by a forest of cherry blossom trees.
Kumamoto Castle

Then, head to Kato Shrine which dedicated to the lord of Kumamoto in the late 14th century. The shrine is home to a large number of historical relics and is the place that locals hold Seishoko Matsuri – the summer festival.
Kato ShrineAfter that, move to Kumamoto Prefectural Traditional Crafts Center where you can admire about 80 traditional Japanese craft works made from bamboo, wood, cutlery, and pottery. Pick up some tailor-made souvenirs for your friends and family.
Kumamoto Prefectural Traditional Crafts CenterThis Kumamoto shore excursion can be complete without a visit to Suizenji Jojuen Garden – one of the most beautiful Japanese-style garden in the country. Enjoy a strolling along the circular path, take a deep breath of fresh air, and soak in the serene atmosphere of green grassland, small scattered rocks, and idyllic cool pond along the garden. Finally, return back to port and relax after an interesting trip.
Suizenji Jojuen Garden> Lunch en route (on clients’ own account)
Return to port for ship departure

What’s Included?

  • English-Speaking-Guide (licensed)
  • Chartered car/coach including high-way and parking fee
  • Entrance: Suizenji Park, Traditional Crafts Center

What’s Excluded?

  • Lunch
  • Tips for Guide and Driver