Day trip

Local Bus Tour

Explore Shimabara in Nagasaki prefecture, hot spring and lunch at Hotel Nampuro

Basic charge
JPY5,300~JPY5,300( day trip)
Departure place
Sakuramachi Kumamoto Bus terminal
Kumamoto Station
Set period
Tour code

Key points of the course

Take local route bus and ferry to Shimabara, Nagasaki, from Kumamoto!
Route buses, high-speed car ferry ‘Ocean Arrow’ and transportation to Shimabara Onsen Hotel Nampuro (External link) are all included in the course. You will have 4 hours and 30 minutes to relax and enjoy Shimabara.
A great view from the hot spring and Shimabara’s regional cuisine Guzouni will make your day special. There are also many attractive and tradional sites can be found in Shimabara city for you to discover.

※Please note that lunch menu might be changed for different seasons.

Outdoor public bath

Itinerary of the tour

1日目 Sakuramachi Kumamoto Bus terminal, bus stop No. 3 / JR Kumamoto Station, bus stop No. 2 = (Sanko Bus) = Arrive at the bus stop of the Kumamoto Port
■Weekdays (Sakuramachi) Deaprt at 09:58 / (Kumamoto Station) Depart at 10:06 = (Kumamoto Port) Arrive at 10:35
■Saturdays (Sakuramachi) Depast at 10:00 / (Kumamoto Station) Depart at 10:08 = (Kumamoto Port) Arrive at 10:36
■Sundays and Public holidays (Sakuramachi) Depart at 09:59 / (Kumamoto Station) Depart at 10:07 = (Kumamoto Port) Arrive at 10:36

Depart from the Kumamoto Port at 11:10 = (Ocean Arrow, takes about 30 – 40 minutes) = Shimabara Outer Port = (About 10 minutes ride by hotel transfer) = Hotel Nampuro

Free time at Hotel Nampuro  <>

Hotel Nampuro = (About 10 minutes ride by hotel transfer) = Shimabara Outer Port (Depart at 17:30) = (Ocean Arrow, takes about 30 – 40 minutes) = Arrive at Kumamoto Port

Depart from the bus stop of the Kumamoto Port = (Sanko Bus) = Arrive at Kumamoto Station / Arrive at Sakuramachi Kumamoto Bus terminal
■Weekdays (Kumamoto Port) Depart at 18:20 = (JR Kumamoto Station) Arrive at 18:50 / (Sakuramachi) Arrivet at 19:00
■Saturdays (Kumamoto Port) Depart at 18:25 = (Kumamoto Station) Arrive at 18:54 / (Sakuramachi) Arrivet at 19:04
■Sundays and Public holidays (Kumamoto Port) Depart at 18:25 = (Kumamoto Station) Arrive at 18:54 / (Sakuramachi) Arrive at 19:04

Meal(s) Breakfast×  Lunch○  Dinner×


  • There is free rental service for face towels but no bath towels at the hot spring.
  • We will refund entire tour fee when Ocean Arrow, which sails from Kumamoto port to Shimabara outer port (outwar trip), is cancelled.
  • We will not cover expenses for transportations, hotels, foods when the ferry was delayed or cancelled due to the weather, natural disaster and accidents. All these travel procedures are also done by travelers themselves.
  • 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 change due to the revision of time schedule for buses and other transportations. Please search the timetable on our website.
  • 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
    • Meal image※
    • Nampuro
      The water terrace
    • Shimabara castle

    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 the Ocean Arrow (ferry), charge for taking hot spring is \600 p/p which applys to a age group of 4 years old - under school age (pay on site), kid’s meal is \2,310 p/p
    * Please make a reservation in advance for kid’s meal othewais the restaurant may not be able to prepare kid’s meal.

    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-000300>
    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】10:00~17:00

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

    【Registration number】熊本県知事登録旅行業第2-276号