Aoi Aso Shrine

10 Interesting Things to Do in Hitoyoshi City, Kyushu’s “Little Kyoto”

“Castle town,” “onsen town,” and sometimes a “town of fog” – Hitoyoshi is known by many names, among which is “Little Kyoto.” Discover the charms of this hidden village in Kumamoto. Hitoyoshi is a city located in the southern part of Kumamoto Prefecture. As a tourist destination, it is popular for river rafting and its…

Experience the Unique and Traditional Okunchi Festival in Kumamoto this October!

Japan is famous for its many traditional and inspiring festivals which take place all over the country throughout the year. One festival in particular, the Okunchi Festival, is held every October at the Aoi Aso Shrine (青井阿蘇神社) in Kumamoto. Come and visit this amazing national treasure and Kyushu tradition this Autumn from 3 to 11…