How to get to (Shimoshima) Amakusa
When to go: The best months to visit Amakusa are from November to June. November is a great time to view the autumn leaves, while In Spring (March – May), is the best time to enjoy the cherry blossoms and flowers blooming everywhere.
How to get there: Japan Airlines (JAL) flies twice daily from Manila to Tokyo (Narita Airport).
Getting to Amakusa is fairly easy. If you are coming from Tokyo (Narita), you can take a plane to Fukuoka. From there, take a flight with Amakusa Airline (AMX), the only airline offering direct flights to Amakusa. Amakusa Airline is the smallest airline company in Japan with only 48 seats. It flies three times from Amakusa to Fukuoka every day.
Aside from Fukuoka, it also operates regional services between Amakusa and places such as Osaka and Kumamoto. Please be reminded to check their daily schedules. To reserve a ticket, you can book through their website, www.amx.co.jp or any of their affiliated agencies. A flight from Fukuoka to Amakusa only takes 20 to 30 minutes.
Upon arrival at Amakusa airport, ride a taxi or a shuttle bus to Hondo port or the central part of Amakusa. Travel will take about 15 minutes and will cost ¥340 one way. To get around Amakusa, there are bus tour companies in town that cost ¥1,000.
Amakusa Airline Address: 1-2080-5 Itsuwamachi Jogawara, Amakusa, Kumamoto 863-2114 Japan