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For other places with the same name, see Hondo (disambiguation).

Hondo [1] is part of Amakusa City in Amakusa islands.


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".

Get in[edit]

  • car- about 2 hours from Kumamoto city

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.

  • ferry- about 65 minutes from Kumamoto port

You can go by ferry called 'Marine View'. It has an observation room and a stand.

  • airline- about 20 minutes from Kumamoto airport

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • Amakusa dolphin World You can watch performance shows of dolphins and sea lions, feed penguina, and touch dolphins here.
  • Kabuto-Ume(兜梅) It's a beautiful ume blossom but doesn't bear fruit. The reason is guessed as a curse of a woman. In the Middle ages, she was a wife of a samurai and fought bravely against enemies in full armor. However, her helmet (兜 in Japanese) was caught in the ume tree and she was killed because of it. So, she had a grudge against the tree and said, "I never let it bear fruit!"

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Hondo bathing beach It's next to Amakusa Dolphin World. The sea is running calmly and there's good place for family.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Amakusa international hotel Alegria (Amakusa Dolphin World is in this site.)

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Get out[edit]

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