Satoyama Journey


We believe in a responsible tourism that promotes local growth and enables meaningful interaction. Learn more about our principles, goals and the town Minamioguni that we love and respect.

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Our private tours follow different themes and enables you to get up-close and personal with life in rural Japan in a totally unique way. Follow the link and read more about our premade packages.

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1789-1, Akababa, Minamioguni-machi Aso-gun, Kumamoto, 869-2401, Japan

How to get here

The easiest way to get to Minamioguni is to go by car. But of course, not everyone has the option to rent a car, or might not even feel comfortable driving in Japan. Do not worry, there are bus connections from both Kumamoto and Fukuoka. Down below you can find the approximate time when traveling here by airplane compared to Shinkansen(high-speed train), as well as the cost and time for the bus. 


Tokyo – Kumamoto KMJ, 1 h 40 min
Osaka – Kumamoto KMJ, 1 h 05 min
Osaka – Fukuoka FUK, 1 h 10 min
Hiroshima (Matsuyama) MYJ – Fukuoka FUK, 45 min


Tokyo Station – Kumamoto Station, 4 h
Shin-Osaka Station – Kumamoto Station, 3 h
Hiroshima Station – Kumamoto Station, 1 h 35 min
Tokyo Station – Hakata Station,4 h 50 min
Shin-Osaka Station – Hakata Station, 2 h 30 min
Hiroshima Station – Hakata Station, 1 h

busKyusanko Bus

Kumamoto Airport – Minamioguni Town Hall, 1 h 50 min (1800 yen)
Fukuoka Airport – Minamioguni Town Hall, 2 h 5 min (2880 yen)
Kumamoto Station – Minamioguni Town Hall, 2 h 40 min (2300 yen)
Hakata Bus Terminal (Fukuoka) – Minamioguni Town Hall, 2 h 25 min (2880 yen)