Luxurious Kyushu Train Adventure
Experience elegance and refreshing ocean views
Delight yourself in the elegance of the A-Train in Kumamoto. Unwind at the beach and savour the local food, or feel the excitement when witnessing adorable dolphins while cruising the Ariake Sea. Ease into the comfort that Amakusa provides and experience the warmth of Japan’s culture.
10:35 Hop on the A-Train at Kumamoto Station
Experience the stylish A-Train by riding from Kumamoto to Misumi. Named after a jazz song, the train consists of two cars painted in black finish with warm gold details that invoke elegance; the sophistication of the train certainly captures how classy Jazz is. The train usually runs on weekends and holidays with three return trips a day.
The interior was inspired by Southern European culture that was a hit during the 16th century in Amakusa. Adorned with hardwood floors, warm colours, and stained-glass details, the interior looks like it came straight out from a movie. Seats and sofas covered in classic motifs are finished with wood furnishings, providing a warm and cosy ambience. The bar serves both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and local delicacies like Amakusa Salt Bean Jelly and Amakusa Salt Caramel. Souvenirs are available too.
11:12 Misumi Station
Walk, 5 mins
11:30 Board Cruise (Amakusa Takarajima Line) at Misumi Port
11:50 Matsushima (Maeshima) Port
L’isola Terrace Amakusa
Sit back and enjoy the views from L’isola’s terrace while relishing their delicately crafted delicacies. The rustic ambience of the terrace combined with the extensive view of the sea perfectly embodies the essence of what they are named after, L’isola, which means island. Take your time to admire the scenic ocean while having a drink and indulging in Amakusa’s local food. The restaurant serves the famous salt bread of Amakusa that complements their charcuterie-cheese board.
Smell the ocean, feel the breeze, and revel in the presence of bottlenose dolphins! Join an exciting cruise in Amakusa and witness dolphins playing and jumping out of the sea as they swim alongside the yacht. While watching the dolphins, learn about their behaviour and the ecology of Ariake Sea from professional guides. Admire the panoramic views of the Ariake Sea and Amakusa Gokyo to refresh yourself.
15:30 Amakusa Tenku No Fune
Experience the magnificent Amakusa Tenku no Fune with their private open-air bath, ocean view rooms, and authentic Italian food. Situated along the borders of Unzen-Amakusa National Park, there is plenty of nature. Watch the sunset as you dine in the finest cuisine and bask in nature’s beauty. Taste the fresh ingredients curated straight from Ariake and Shiranui Seas, and homegrown selection of meats, such as the rare Amakusa Daio Chicken and juicy Bainiku Pork.
11:00 Check out
Explore around the hotel, 30 mins
Located right at the entrance of Amakusa and next to the no.5 bridge in Kamiamakusa Matsushima Town, Fukushin is a great place to have a stroll and enjoy the scenic views at. Located also right by the waters, their bestselling dish is their unagi (eel), with its rich and juicy texture coated in their exclusive homemade sauce.
13:00 Sightseeing cab plan - A-2 Course -
Save yourself from having to figure out directions and getting lost, the sightseeing cab plan will take you to your destinations with the plan you choose. Tours are offered in 2-hour or 3-hour courses with a local tour guide showing you around. Learn about the facts and trivia as you appreciate the nature, culture, architecture, and history. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Amakusa and take home unforgettable, valuable memories.