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Sightseeing Taxi Info
2-Hour Course 3-Hour Course 3.5-Hour Course
Small Taxi(seats 4)¥6,000 Large Taxi(seats 9)¥9,000 Small Taxi(seats 4)¥9,000 Large Taxi(seats 9)¥13,500 Small Taxi(seats 4)¥10,500 Large Taxi(seats 9)¥15,800

*Taxi prices do not include admission fees, etc. Customers must pay admission, etc., by themselves.

Recommended Sightseeing Spots

Kikuka Winery

This is where Kikuka Wine, made from grapes grown in the Kikuka Region, is produced. It also houses a wine shop offering wine tastings and a restaurant. Here you'll also find Aira Ridge, a shop featuring all kinds of tasty produce and products from nearby Yamaga.

Contact:0968-41-8166
Hours:10AM-5PM
Admission:Free
Closed:1st&3rd Tuesdays
URL:https://www.kikuka-winery.jp/

Kumamoto Prefectural Ancient Burial Mound Museum

The Kikuchi River Basin has the highest concentration of burial mounds in all of Japan. This museum is located among the Iwabaru Burial Mound Group, which features one of the largest keyhole-shaped tombs in the prefecture. Inside the museum, you can see full-sized replicas and photos of decorated tombs and get a sense of what life was like centuries ago.

Contact:0968-36-2151
Hours:9:30AM-5:15PM (last entry: 4:45PM)
Admission:General ¥420, College Students: ¥260, Young Children, Elementary, JH, HS Students: Free (admission free for holders of a Passbook for the Disabled)
Closed:Every Monday (or following day if holiday), 12/25-1/4
URL:http://www.kofunkan.pref.kumamoto.jp/

Kikuchi Castle Historical Park

Kikuchi Castle, a National Historic Site, was a Korean-style fortress built about 1300 years ago by the Yamato Imperial Court. The site now features reconstructions of some of the buildings, including a rare eight-sided drum tower.

Contact:0968-48-3178
Hours:Onkososeikan: 9:30AM-5:15PM (last entry: 4:45PM)
Admission:Free
Closed:Mondays (or following day if holiday), 12/25-1/4
URL:http://kofunkan.pref.kumamoto.jp/kikuchijo/

Ipponmatsu Park & Stone Pinwheels

This hilltop park features enormous 1.5-ton stone pinwheels that spin slowly in the outdoor breezes. The park also has a 90m-long roller slide, tennis courts, and a local market.

Contact:0968-46-5841
Hours:Local Market: 9AM-5PM
Admission:Free
Closed:Open year-round
URL:https://yamaga-tanbou.jp/spot/1212/

Fudo Iwa

Three rock formations stretch out from this quiet hillside to the sky. A trail links the central and west rocks and offers beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. The central rock trail takes 20 minutes and the west rock trail takes 40 minutes.

URL:https://yamaga-tanbou.jp/spot/1206/

Hirayama Onsen

This quiet hot spring village is surrounded by mountains and rice fields. Escape from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a soak in spring waters famed throughout Japan for their skin-beautifying properties.

Contact:0968-44-0522
URL:https://www.hirayama-onsen.jp/

Chibusan Burial Mound

Chibusan Burial Mound, a National Historical Site, is a keyhole-shaped burial mound over 50m in length and constructed about 1500 years ago. The two concentric circles painted on the wall of the tomb look like breasts (chibusa in Japanese), which is how the tomb got its name. About 200m away is the Obusan Burial Mound, a round tomb with a sunken entrance that features repeated triangle paintings and other decorations.

Contact:0968-43-1145
Hours:10AM, 2PM (twice daily)
Admission:General/College Students \100, HS Students and younger ¥50
Closed:Mondays (or following day if holiday), around New Year’s
URL:http://www.city.yamaga.kumamoto.jp/www/contents/1264125462844/

Nichirinji Temple

When the azaleas are in season, the entire temple is covered in beautiful red flowers. Nichirinji is also an excellent cherry blossom spot and is home to historical pieces like a monument containing the hair of some of the martyrs in the Forty-Seven Ronin and a monument with a poem by Matsuo Basho.
Contact:0968-43-5802
URL:https://yamaga-tanbou.jp/spot/1206/

Approximate Travel Times Approximate Travel Times Reservations

1. Please make a reservation either by phone or using the reservation form by 5PM the day before your tour. Taxis may be fully booked on certain days, so please make your reservations as early as possible.
2. Please pay the taxi fare directly to the driver. Please pay admission and all other expenses at the museum, historic site, etc. We only accept cash.
3. Please contact us at least one day in advance for cancellations. We charge cancellation fees for day-of cancellations and no-shows.

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