Day trip

Lcal Bus Tour

Amakusa dolphin watching and L’isola Terrace Amakusa

Basic charge
JPY6,800~JPY6,800( day trip)
Departure place
Kumamoto Kotsu Center and Kumamoto Station
Set period
Tour code

Key points of the course

The tour comes with express bus ‘Amakusa-go’that departs from the central part of Kumamoto and ‘wild dolphin watching’ . You will have plenty of time to explore Amakusa as you can choose time for the return bus (way back only)!

Dolphins can be ssen throughout the year(Start at 10AM), with a high encounter rate of 98%!
There is an indoor space on the boat so you can enjoy it even it is raining.
Hot spots in Amakusa: 「L’isola Terrace Amakusa」is also within walking distance. Enjoy foods and shopping local products♪

Dolphin watching

Special gift

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Itinerary of the tour

1日目 Kumamoto Kotsu Center (Depart at 7:30) / Kumamoto Station (Depart at 7:38) = (Amakusa-go to Hondo) = Maejima bus stop (Arrive around 09:04)

<< Free time >>

Dolphin watching (Sea cruise: the first boat / Depart at 10:00 About 2 hours)
■After the dolphin watching, enjoy your lunch and shopping at L’isola Terrace Amakusa
Both facilities are within 2 minutes’ walk from the Maejima bus stop.

Depart from Maejima bus stop = (Amakusa-go to Kumamoto) = Arrive at Kumamoto Station / Arrive at Kumamoto kotsu Center
Please choose your preferred time from the time table below
(Maejima) Depart at 12:52 = (Station) Arrive at 14:23 / (Kotsu Center) Arrive at 14:31
(Maejima) Depart at13:44 = (Station) Arrive at 15:05 / (Kotsu Center) Arrive at 15:13
(Maejima) Depart at 14:52 = (Station) Arrive at 16:23 / (Kotsu Center) Arrive at 16:31
(Maejima) Depart at 15:52 = (Station) Arrive at 17:23 / (Kotsu Center) Arrive at 17:31
(Maejima) Depart at 16:44 = (Station) Arrive at 18:05 / (Kotsu Center) Arrive at 18:13
(Maejima) Depart at 17:52 = (Station) Arrive at 19:23 / (Kotsu Center) Arrive at 19:31
(Maejima) Depart at 18:52 = (Station) Arrive at 20:23 / (Kotsu Center) Arrive at 20:31

Meal(s) Breakfast×  Lunch×  Dinner×


  • Please note that service of the Amakusa-go is first come, first served basis and passengers may not be able to get onto the bus when the seats are fully taken. 
  • Please understand that dolphins are all wild and there is a possibility of not being able to see them at all. And please be advised that it is not refundable even if you could not see dolphins. 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:0Times Dinner:0Times
    tour attendant Tour manager No tour guide Tour guide No
    Minimum number of person Minimum number of participant(s) 1person HotelStayTitle
    • L’isola Terrace Amakusa
    • L’isola Terrace Amakusa
    • Popular Shio-pan (salted bread)

    Calendar with departure dates

    Please click on the date you wish to travel and then fill in the application page.

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

    ※Meaning of receiving a reservation request※

    Please note that we cannot confirm your reservation by just receiving your reservation request.

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

    if the seats are already full and the request cannot be accepted.

    Please contact us if you did not hear from us within 3 business days.

    ※()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
    Children under school age:free of charge for buses but dolphin watching is not included in the tour fee, please pay \1,500 per person for dolphin watching. *From 3 years old to under primary school.

    Other important matters

  • Unmarked dates are either the dates that customers cannot make reservation or tours are not initially planned on those days.
  • Although it has a sign of【×:End Of Sales or Sold out】, there might be some condition changes for the tour you wish to join and it may still have some seats available for you to reserve. Therefore, please contact us directly on the phone to reconfirm the availability of the tour.

  • Inquiry, tour planning and operation

    Tour code :<A1-RT1A-000030>
    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.
    Call center of Travel Division
    【Integrated travel business handling manager】Hideaki Fukumizu
    【Open Hours】10:00 – 19:00
    【closed on】End and beginning of year: 29th December – 3rd January

    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