Amakusa islands in Kumamoto are blessed with wonderful nature and beautiful landscape.

When you step into Sakitsu village of Amakusa, you will find the historical footprint of Hidden Christians.

Sakitsu was decided to be listed at UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in July 2018.

You can see Sakitsu Catholic church in the center of this fishing village, the Statue of the Virgin Mary on the cliff.

The History of Sakitsu village

Sakitsu flourished as an important sea port for missionaries and merchants 450 years ago.

In 1569, the Jesuit Luis de Almeida established Christianity to Amakusa for the first time.

However, Christianity gradually began to be suppressed and to be prohibited.

Since the ban on Christianity in 1614, Christians practiced their faith in secret, known as Hidden Christians.

Without missionaries, Hidden Christians nurtured their own unique religious system and continued their practice from generation to generation.

Tour Details

  • Time: 75 minutes
  • Route: 2km course. We visit Sakitsu Catholic Church, Sakitsu Suwa Shrine, and Sakitsu Minatoya Museum.
  • Price: Adult: JPY 2500/person, Children (8~15) : JPY 1500, Under 8 years old is free.
  • 2 people is needed as minimum number for the tour to run. (If you want to attend by yourself, please contact us.)
  • 10 people is max number for one tour.
  • Schedule : Available dates and time are shown a calendar.
    *** Tour will start from June 1st 2018. If you want a tour before that, please contact us by e-mail.

Booking

Advanced booking and payment is required.
Booking is accepted by 22:00 (JST) 2 days before the tour day.

  1. Chose the date and time from above calendar
  2. Fill in the Booking Form on this page.
  3. We will send e-mail to you with payment information. (within 2 days)
  4. With your payment, your booking is completed!!

Payment

Credit card through PayPal

Access

Meeting Point

Tourist Information Center

1117-10 Kawauramachi Sakitsu, Amakusa-shi, Kumamoto-ken 863-1204

Meeting time

10 minutes before the tour begins.

Access

  • Car
    -45 mins from Amakusa Airport
    -2 hours 40 mins from Kumamoto city.
  • Bus
    -Hondo bus sta. → Ichoda-Chuo → Sakitsu (Sanko Bus)

Cancellation Policy

We require 2 days cancellation notice prior to your booking tour date, otherwise we will charge you cancellation fee as below.

  • 2 days before the tour: We will return your total amount without paypal’s commission.
  • The day before the tour : 50 % of your total amount will charged.
  • The tour date: 100% of your total amount will be charged.
  • We will refund all fee when a tour can not be conducted because of a bad weather, a bad traffic condition or cancellation by our side.

All we live in Amakusa and have knowledge of the culture and history of Amakusa.

If you are interested in other areas of Amakusa, we are welcome your contact.

Tour Guide

Saki (English)

National licensed English-speaking guide (Certification No. Kumamoto En00064)

Hobby : Sake ( rice wine ), Outdoor sports, travel
I love the nature of Amakusa. I am so glad to see you here in Amakusa. If you are interesting any other activities, please let me know.

野﨑知美(Tomomi Nozaki)(Chinese)

非常欢迎来自中国大陆,台湾,马来西亚等使用中文地区的各位。在大家享受日本大自然的美好风光历史名胜古迹的同時,我会介绍日本的饮食文化,传统文艺等大家感兴趣的话题。让大家在轻松愉悦的氛围中,度过美好的日本之旅,留下难忘的回忆。

非常歡迎來自中國大陸、台灣、馬來西亞等使用中文地區的各位。在大家享受日本大自然的美好風景歷史名勝古蹟的同時,我會介紹日本的飲食文化、傳統文藝等大家感興趣的話題。讓大家在輕鬆愉快的氣氛中,度過美好的日本之旅,留下難忘的回憶。

 

Akane Honda (English)

Hi! I'm Akane Honda, I live in Amakusa. Amakusa is blessed with rich nature such as flesh fish, clear air, and kind people. I enjoy my life here.

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