On March 27, 2006 Hondo merged with other cities and towns in the area and became Amakusa City.
Hondo has 144.81 square kilometers. The average annual temperature is 17.3 centigrade degrees and the average annual rainfall is 1,994mm. Four distinct seasons are enjoyed and the weather provides a most suitable climate for citrus orchards. City Flower is "Crinum", City Tree is "Oak Tree", and City Bird is "Kingfisher".
when you go to Amakusa by car, you need to cross five bridges, Kinmon bridge(金門橋), Oyano bridge(大矢野橋), Nakano bridge(中の橋), Maejima bridge(前島橋), Matsusima bridge(松島橋). All bridges except Kinmon bridge are near with each other, but Kinmon bridge is far from Oyano bridge.
You can go by ferry called 'Marine View'. It has an observation room and a stand.