Amakusa is located west of Kumamoto City and has an area of 85.46 km². An estimated 4,676 people live there, comprising approximately 1,884 families. They have some special products known as Touseki- Amakusa, Takahamayaki, and Fukurenngino-komori-manzyuu. The former two are a type of pottery and the latter is a Japanese sweet.
Their festival, Amakusa Hondo Summer festival, is held from July 31 to August 7.
More information: Hondo Matsuri practice committee:
Amakusa beside the sea, so fresh seafood is easy to find.