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Amakusa/Matsushima Course

As you say good bye, you can't cease to wonder islands of Amakusa, and remember again and again. Since main islands are now connected with five bridges, they are no longer isolated. However, small islands peeking above the ocean, which is as placid as a lake, appear as they are comparing who is more tall. The course begins at the cross section of ocean and river where Chijyu Kannon deity, worshiped by local residents is enshrined. From among the fertile rice paddies which reaffirm to be of rich harvests, you will see the mountains approaching closer. After rest, although the slopes aren't steep, the uphill walk can gradually level you out of breath. Reduce your pace a bit and continue walking, and before you realize, you'll find yourself standing on mountaintop. The name "Matsushima" refers to a landscape consisting of many scattered dancing like islands. This place is selected as one of the three most beautiful Matsushima in Japan. From Sengenmoridate, known for its beautiful gigantic rock formation, you can enjoy a 360 degree panoramic view. A 16 years old boy, "Amakusa Shiro (1621-1638), who led the Amakusa and Shimabara rebellions, held a banquet in celebration of victory. Passing the playground in the woods, where adults would have more fun, and maneuvering through the gigantic rocks, you'll walk through deep forest path with little sunlight, which connects to small fishing villages and reach the foot bath at the point of arrival. This course holds history and scenery along the way.

11.1km
4~5 Hours
Beginner~Intermediate
Amakusa Shiro Tourism
AssociationTime : 8:30~17:30
Address: 11582-24, Oyanomachinaka, Kamiamakusa City, Kumamoto Prefecture
TEL 0964-56-5602
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