Minamata (Minamata City, Kumamoto Pref.)
An open-concept onsen resort area facing the Sea of Shiranui, aptly dubbed the "Mediterranean of the Kyushu region."
- (Mar. - May)
- (Jun. - Aug.)
- (Sept. - Nov.)
- (Dec. - Feb.)
- : Culture
- : Gourmet
- : Relaxation
- : Shopping
- : Scenery
- : Convenience
- Yunoko Spain Village (Fukuda Farm)
Punctuated by sleek white-walled structures on a green hill, Yunoko Spain Village commands a spectacular view of the expansive azure waters of the Sea of Shiranui, which has often been compared favorably to the Mediterranean Sea. Visitors can treat their palates to Spanish paella (a seafood and rice dish that is a specialty of the farm) and other examples of Spanish cuisine as well as dishes inspired by various multinational influences, all of which can be complemented with regional beers and wines that are produced and sold here.
- Yunoko Onsen
Yunoko Onsen is a peaceful, straightforward and carefree hot springs resort area facing the Sea of Shiranui, which is known as the "Mediterranean of Kyushu." Visitors can indulge in an elaborate selection of spas, including open-air baths facing the sea, cave baths, rock baths, and sake barrel baths.
- Cutlass Fishing at Yunoko Onsen
The cutlass-fishing season at Yunoko Onsen extends from April to November. Even women and children can have fun catching lively cutlass fish simply by suspending their fishing lines into the sea.
- By air:
- Haneda Airport - Kumamoto Airport; 1 hour 35 minutess
- Kumamoto Airport - Kumamoto Station; 40 minutes by bus
- Kumamoto Station - Shin-Minamata Station; 40 minutes by train
- City of Minamata Commerce and Tourism Section