A driving course to enjoy scenary of the western coast of Amakusa

 

  • Tomioka spitTomioka spit
  • MyokengauraMyokengaura


Course Map


Course Map

Model Course

1. Kurosaki Coast Stones quarried and processed from the northern part of Amakusa Shimoshima named Goryo stone or ash stone are distributed on the Kurosaki Coast. The stones originate from welded tuff of the Aso 4 pyroclastic flow deposit which was caused by the large-scale eruption of Aso Caldera about 90,000 years ago.
2. ‘Oppaiiwa’ A large rock called “Oppaiiwa” resembling the form of a female breast rests on the seashore in Nishikawachi, Reihoku town. A hard block in the Sakasegawa Formation exposed to the seashore there is what produced such a form through weathering and erosion.
3. Tomioka spit Although the Tomioka peninsula was originally separated as an islet from the Shiki plain, pebbles and sand carried by the littoral current were deposited connecting them into a tomboro. The Tomioka spit; a narrow beach in the form of the beak of a bird is made by similarly carrying sand and pebbles to the east side of the peninsula.
4. Kumamoto Prefectural Tomioka Visitor Center Tomioka Visitor Center is a building within the main enclosure of the Tomioka castle offering information about the natural environment of the Unzen-Amakusa National Park, its history and culture.
5. Myokengaura Myokengaura’s sea cliffs, reaching a height of 100m of the Himenoura Group make up the brilliant, natural scenary representative of Amakusa’s west coast. This area is a nationally appointed scenic spot and a natural treasure. A point of interest gives the impression of an elephant walking when viewed from the Jusanbutsu park.