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Kumamoto Prefecture

Ushibuka Akane fair

“Akane,” a word in Ushibuka’s dialect meaning a “large catch” or “something good,” is an event where local seafood and mountain vegetables are all gathered in one place. At the Akane main event, the Thai Fishing Tournament, you can enjoy the true charm of Thai fishing. (Registration required in advance)

Daikanbo

Daikanbo

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Daikanbo is the highest peak of the Aso mountain chain. Daikanbo’s mountain overlook is the most popular of all the overlooks in the Aso mountain chain. Thanks in part to this amazing view, Daikanbo became part of Aso Kuju National Park when it was established in 1934.