Day trip

Local Bus Tour

Hitoyoshi Onsen Ayunosato and a National Treasure Aoiaso Shrine

Basic charge
JPY6,000~JPY6,000( day trip)
Departure place
Kumamoto Station
Sakuramachi Kumamoto Bus terminal
Set period
Tour code

Key points of the course

Taking a direct highway bus ‘Nanpu-go’ to Hitoyoshi from the middle of Kumamoto city!
Enjoy your Japanese kaiseki styled lunch and hot spring at Ayunosato in Hitoyoshi Onsen.
This tour provides an affordable and easy travel for our customers that highway bus will drop you off at the bus stop in Hitoyoshi and the hotel transfer will pick you up from the exact bus stop.
A national Treasure Aoiaso Shrine and Kajiyacho-dori where there are many traditional Japanese styled buildings lined up along the street are walking distance from the hotel. We hope you enjoy walking in the area after lunch.

Ayunosato(External link )
The hotel gives the feeling of warm traditional Japanese building as it is mainly built with woods but incorporating with modernized ‘Wa’ styled interior design. You can also enjoy a great view of the ‘Tama River’ , one of the Japan’s Three Major Streams, and the ruins of the Hitoyoshi castle from the hotel’s outdoor public bath.

Aoiaso Shrine(External link)
The shrine was established in 806, and it has been partly renovated and/or rebuild over the period of time. There are five buildings that are registered as the National Treasures from this shrine which include the main building and the tower gate. It is worth taking a look at these beautiful Momoyama-styled architectures merged with a design of medieval Kuma region

Aoi Aso Shrine

Itinerary of the tour


Kumamoto Station (Depart at 09:48) / Sakuramachi Kumamoto Bus terminal (Depart at 10:00) = (Nanpu-go, to Miyazaki) = Bus stop at the Hitoyoshi interchange (Arrive around 11:45) = (10 minutes ride with Hotel transfer) = Hitoyoshi Onsen Inn, Seiryusansuika-sou Ayunosato

Take Japanese kaiseki lunch and hot spring at ‘Hitoyoshi Onsen Inn, Seiryusansuika-sou Ayunosato’, and then explore the area << about 3 hours and 30 minutes free time >>
【Sightseeing spots nearby the hotel】・Aoiaso Shrine (10 minutes’ walk) ・Kajiyacho-dori (5 minutes’ walk) and more

Hitoyoshi Onsen Inn, Seiryusansuika-sou Ayunosato = (10 minutes ride with Hotel transfer) = Bus stop at the Hitoyoshi interchange (Depart at 16:03) = (Nanpu-go, to Kumamoto) = Sakuramachi Kumamoto Bus terminal (Arrive around 17:41) / Kumamoto Station (Arrive around 17:49)
Meal(s) Breakfast×  Lunch○  Dinner×


  • Please note that times, such as departure and arrival times, listed on the itinerary could be changed due to the condition of roads and traffics.
  • Times, such as departure and arrival times, might be changed due to the revision of time schedule for buses and other transportations.
  • We cannot guarantee to provide any replacement of tickets nor rearrangement of transportations when you missed your transports or made mistakes such as took a wrong bus or get off at wrong bus stop.

  • Condition of the tour

    Travel days Duration of the tour 1day Condition of meal(s) Breakfast:0Times Lunch:1Times Dinner:0Times
    tour attendant Tour manager No tour guide Tour guide No
    Minimum number of person Minimum number of participant(s) 1person HotelStayTitle
    • Ayunosato (Restaurant)
    • Ayunosato (Hot spring)
    • Kajiyacho-dori

    Calendar with departure dates

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    Availability: ◎:more then 10○:5-9△:1-4×:Sold out-:By phone call onlyRQ:We accept requests

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    We will contact you within 3 business days to inform you the completion of your request or

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    ※()Child's rates in the brackets

    The application deadline

    Online reservation can be accepted until 2days before the departure date
    (excluding the end and the beginning of year)

    About the Tour fee

    Junior high students and above:price for adults
    Primary school students:price for children
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    Other important matters

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  • Inquiry, tour planning and operation

    Tour code :<A1-RT1A-000020>
    Please inform your tour code to our operator
    when you are booking or making inquiry on the phone.

    Make a reservation / inquiry
    Tel. 096-300-5535 (FAX:096-355-1296)

    Tel. 096-300-5535 (FAX:096-355-1296)

    Kyushu Sanko Tourism Co., Ltd.
    Kyushu Tourist Center
    【Integrated travel business handling manager】Toshiyuki Sakai
    【Open Hours】10:00~18:00

    Tour planning and operation
    Kyushu Sanko Tourism Co.,Ltd.【Address】〒860-0806  4-3 Hanabata-cho, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto city

    【Registration number】観光庁長官登録旅行業第1802号