Shimoda Hot spring,Gosoku-no-Kutsu,Amakusa,Kumamoto,Japanese style inn with outdoor bath in each separate villa.

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Gosoku-no-Kutsu is located within Unzen-Amakusa National Park, on a hillside overlooking the East China Sea. Take an enjoyable drive along the scenic west coast, admiring the sea stretching to the distant horizon. Along the way, you can also try fishing, sea kayaking and snorkeling.Scuba diving is very popular in Amakusa, and should you decide to give it a try, you will discover a surprising subtropical world under the waves, including colorful fish and corals.Within a 15-minute drive, there is a natural sand beach that is also a popular surfing spot.

Gosoku-no-Kutsu is a resort village by the sea, surrounded by mountains and resplendent nature.

Our resort takes its name from the Gosoku-no-Kutsu Promenade of Poets, a coastal trail that actually traverses our premises. Journeying though Amakusa about a century ago, five influential Japanese poets together walked this very same trail, which used to connect the isolated communities of this steep, mountainous coast. Today, the trail offers an excellent hiking opportunity for those who fancy a sprightly walk through the hills.
A leisurely ten minute walk accompanied by bird song and the gentle sound of wind in the tree boughs will take you to a viewpoint from where you can admire the beauty of the rugged coast framed by an expanse of sea.
The Gosoku-no-Kutsu Resort is located near the midpoint of the 3.2km-long Gosoku-no-Kutsu Promenade of Poets.
You can walk to the sea from Gosoku-no-Kutsu via a trail and stairway surrounded by trees.
The sound of the waves will soothe you as you enjoy your seaside walk.
From the seaside, you can take in the full splendor of the evening sun setting beyond the sea horizon.

There are about 300 bottlenose dolphins living offshore Tsuji Island in the north of Amakusa Shimoshima. In the seas around Japan, it is rather rare for wild dolphins to stay within such a small area. Some fishermen dislike dolphins because they deplete the fish stocks,but Amakusa fishermen have co-existed with them for many centuries. Offshore Tsuji Island, local fishermen busy themselves mainly with diving and collecting shellfish like abalone or sea urchin. They also fish for snapper but they try not to take too much, leaving the squid and smaller fish for the dolphins to feed on.This is probably why the dolphins have settled in this area.
You can watch the dolphins swim alongside the fishing boats, looking like they are having a good time.
Amakusa is one of the seven “Most Famous Dolphin Watching Places in the World”. Your chance of encountering and watching playful wild dolphins is over 95%.
With Amakusa porcelain stone, artisans create beautiful, transparent, shining white china.Both the quality and quantity of local porcelain stone make Amakusa one of the main sources of such ore in all of Japan. 80% of Japanese ceramics manufacturers, including the renowned Arita-Yaki and Seto-Yaki, use Amakusa porcelain stone. During the Edo period, the famous inventor Hiraga Gennai praised Amakusa’s porcelain stone and hailed it to be “the best quality porcelain stone with no comparison anywhere else!”.The production of ceramics started in Amakusa in 1762 when Ueda Dengouemon, a landlord in Takahama village, established “Takahama-Yaki”.Local inhabitants call the mountains where porcelain stone is quarried “Stone Mountains”. Many are in fact directly involved in the industry.
Currently, there are numerous pottery studios in Amakusa, including “Takahama-Yaki”, “Maruo-Yaki”, “Gozanki-Kama” and many others; each of these feature distinct designs in their wares. In 2003, the local porcelain industry was designated as a National Traditional Craft, giving national recognition to Amakusa’s pottery.
There are two churches in Amakusa that are under consideration for becoming UNESCO World Heritage sites. They are “Oe Church”, a whitewashed church that stands on a hill, and “Sakitsu Church”,a Gothic-style church near the sea.
Christianity was introduced to Amakusa in the 16th century. Amakusa welcomed the Christian religion and culture but Japanese authorities eventually banned it. In spite of the cruel oppression that followed, there remained people who kept their Christian faith.The two churches were built after the government lifted the ban on Christianity during the Meiji Period (1868-1912).
The Sakitsu Church has especially interesting architecture with a tatami (straw mat) floor, creating a unique interior where Christian culture and the simple elements of fishing village life in Amakusa are juxtaposed.
Stained glass windows cast a colorful, yet austere light on the church’s interior. This is the sacred space where the people of Amakusa prayed, devoting their hearts to their church and their faith.

Let our chefs prepare a special box lunch for you. The lunch is made with delicious Amakusa ingredients only. There are three choices :“Shun Bento”,“Gosoku Tenshin Bento”and“Western Style”.

1.The Shun Bento is a tantalizing selection prepared by our main chef. (¥2,100; single person portion size)

2.The Gosoku Tenshin Bento has two layers of dried whitebait with rice and savory Amakusa seafood and mountain vegetables. (¥3,700; one to two person portion size)

3.The Western Style Lunch Box
contains two layers of sandwiches and savory Amakusa seafood and mountain vegetables. (¥3,700; one to two person portion size)