It takes about 45 minutes to get to Shiranuhi from Kumamoto city by car. From Kumamoto City, take Route 3 towards Uto City to get to Shiranuhi. You can also use Route 266 which will take you through Jonan-machi to the Matsubase/Shiranuhi area. You can follow Route 266 through Shiranuhi, West, towards Misumi-machi (still part of Uki City) on towards Amakusa (Ryugatake, Sumoto, Hondo, Ushibuka).
Shiranuhi has some famous fruits, for example, melon, grape, and many kinds of oranges.
The coastal area took some damages from typhoons about 10 years ago.