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Concept

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NANAME-UE KAMIAMAKUSA is a tourism brand concept. It aims to ensure the penetration of the NANAME-UE(*) image of going greatly beyond and exceeding expectations. This is done by Kamiamakusa - located diagonally above (naname-ue in Japanese) the Amakusa region in Kumamoto Prefecture - refining the abundant resources in our city. The tourism contents which follow this concept greatly exceed (NANAME-UE) the expectations of visitors and never fail to fascinate them.
(*) Naname-ue is Japanese. It is a word that expresses a situation one step or greatly beyond expected/predicted results or a truly unexpected situation.

Where is Kamiamakusa located?

Kamiamakusa is located at the approach to the Amakusa Islands in the southwest of Kumamoto Prefecture. It is terrain bursting with the charms of both the sea and mountains. The various ways to enjoy Kamiamakusa - seafood, sea leisure, views from the summits of the mountains, cruising and trekking - will greatly exceed (NANAME-UE) your expectations!

上天草市の地図

THINGS FROM KAMIAMAKUSA THAT WILL GREATLY EXCEED (NANAME-UE)
YOUR EXPECTATIONS

people

The Tora-san of Amakusa Jumps out at You from the Screen!

The "Tora-san of Amakusa" Jumps out at You from the Screen!

The "Tora-san of Amakusa," who looks exactly like the Tora-san character from the Japanese movie series Otoko wa Tsurai yo, awaits travelers in Kamiamakusa. His appearance, which makes it look like Tora-san has jumped out at you from a television or screen, means he is a high-level look-a-like. He looks just like the real Tora-san even down to the position of the mole on his face. He voluntarily participates in events held in Shibamata, Katsushika-ku every year and is sometimes asked by people to take his photograph with them. This means he truly embodies an attitude that greatly exceeds (NANAME-UE) expectations in Kamiakusa!

Experiences

Superb Views × Sunset = Ultra-superb Views

Superb Views × Sunset = Ultra-superb Views

The sunset fascinates people with its beauty while serving as a sign signaling the end of the day. There are various spots where you can view the beautiful sunset in Kamiamakusa. In particular, the sunset you can see from Mt. Takabuto allows you to enjoy a distinctive sunset due to the natural landscape in addition to having a beauty to the extent it has been selected as one of the top one hundred sunsets in Japan. The sun setting in the sea between the islands known as one of the three great islands named Matsushima in Japan is a landscape that will greatly exceed (NANAME-UE) your expectations - it is distinctive to a normal sunset on the horizon. It would be a waste not to see this distinctive sunset if you come all the way to visit Kamiamakusa. There are also many hot spring inns in the city. Therefore, why don't you spend you time relaxing in a inn after watching the sunset?

Experiences

Cycle across the Island on a High-spec Bicycle!

Cycle across the Island on a High-spec Bicycle!

Rental bicycles that can be enjoyed in various areas are a strong ally of travelers. However, the rental bicycles in Kamiamakusa are a little bit different. The difference is undeniably their quality and originality. The 10 road bikes here have special specifications designed on the motif of NANAME-UE KAMIAMAKUSA. They were co-produced with one of the world's leading bicycle manufacturers called "DIZO" (Taiwan). Furthermore, the components (e.g., bicycle gears) are SHIMANO 105 that are also suitable for bike races. Enjoying such luxurious bicycles as rental bicycles will truly greatly exceed (NANAME-UE) your expectations.

Products

Wow! 50 cm! A Roll Cake? No! It's a Long Cake!

Wow! 50 cm!
A Roll Cake?
No!
It's a Long Cake!

Cake Kobo Pumpkin in Kamiamakusa gives you a dream-like experience when you sink your teeth into its roll cake with a length of 50 cm from the beginning. You can enjoy this sweet of a double extra-large roll cake of 50 cm that will greatly exceed (NANAME-UE) your expectations in this shop. However, it is not just long; the simple taste of the eggs and cream will invite you to take another bite. Moreover, in addition to the plain flavor, you can also try salted caramel, matcha green tea, chocolate and seasonal limited flavors. There are so many flavors available you will find it difficult to try them all.

Products

Authentic Chicken of the Sea

Authentic
Chicken of the Sea

Amakusadaiou Bar Sun Hara-Ippai is a restaurant specializing in local specialties made from Amakusadaiou - the local traditional pedigree chicken breed of Kamiamakusa. This restaurant, which extols the virtues of being a local traditional pedigree chicken specialist in Kamiamakusa with its abundant marine product resources, will greatly exceed (NANAME-UE) your expectations as a restaurant that is truly worthy of being located in Kamiamakusa.

Destinations

The Aorta of the Islands! Ten Bridges of Kamiamakusa!

The Aorta
of the Islands!
Ten Bridges
of Kamiamakusa!

The natural landscapes and tourist attractions, which are the pride of Kamiamakusa and which will greatly exceed (NANAME-UE) your expectations, have been produced from the topography unique to Kamiamakusa consisting of islands of various sizes. It is the many bridges spanning these islands which support that originality! These bridges, which support tourist attractions that will greatly exceed (NANAME-UE) your expectations, link that main throughfare and small islands centered on the Five Bridges of Amakusa which connect the main throughfare.

Experiences

Stunning! A Collection of Giant Trees and Mysterious Trees

Stunning!
A Collection of Giant
Trees and
Mysterious Trees

You can see many trees with a mysterious look and appearance that are not just simply tall here. If you visit trees quietly watching over the efforts greatly beyond (NANAME-UE) your expectations in Kamiamakusa and then take a deep breath under them, you will soothe your mind and soul tired from sightseeing.

Experiences

Feel Free to Use the Fishing Pond in Your Room

Feel Free to Use
the Fishing Pond
in Your Room

The rooms of ryokan (traditional Japanese inns) and hotels come with various features these days. These include rooms with open air baths, rooms with lower-temperature saunas and rooms with Jacuzzis. However, a room with a fishing pond will surely greatly exceed (NANAME-UE) your expectations! Nagisatei in Kamiamakusa has a room that will greatly exceed (NANAME-UE) your expectations because you can fish while you are in it. This experience, which allows you to fish from the deck of the room, offers the ultimate in luxurious time. You can also rent fishing tackle (with bait). This means you can arrive here empty-handed.

Products

Amakusadaiou - the Regional Pedigree Chicken Breed of Kamiamakusa

Amakusadaiou
- the Regional
Pedigree Chicken
Breed of
Kamiamakusa

The phrase "the regional pedigree chicken breed* of such and such a place" is overused, isn't it? Doesn't it make you unsure about which regional pedigree chicken breed is really tasty?

We have lots of other tourist and special product information for Kamiamakusa that will greatly exceed (NANAME-UE) your expectations!