Shiro-kun, the costumed mascot character of Kamiamakusa, has traveled forward in time from 350 years ago. His real name is Kamiamakusa Shiro. He is not Amakusa Shiro in spite of the fact that he wears his chanchanko (padded sleeveless kimono jacket) with the name Amakusa Shiro on it. He is an eternal 16-year-old who sings, dances and prays.
Currently, Shiro-kun is working hard to promote Kamiamakusa every day. He wants even more people to know about the attractions of Kamiamakusa where he was born and raised. Recently, he acquired a hot spring sommelier qualification. He did this to be able to convey even more easily the charms of the hot spring area in Kamiamakusa.
This hot spring area in Kamiamakusa is mainly divided into the Oyanomachi district and the Matsushima Onsen district. Therefore, you can also enjoy visiting different hot springs. We introduce the leading hot springs of the area below. However, there are other hot springs that Shiro-kun recommends, so please try them. (Reference: https://kami-amakusa.jp/spa)
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!
Amakusa Shiro is a tragic charismatic hero. He led Christians at the young age of 15 years old in a battle at Amakusa and Shimabara against the Edo Shogunate that had banned Christianity.