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Kurokawa Onsen

Address:6694-3 Manganji, Minamioguni, Aso-gun, Kumamoto 869-2402, Japan

EOS 80D EF-S10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM 0.3sec F3.5 ISO3200

Kurokawa Onsen's "Yu-Akari" lantern festival illuminates the hot spring town from late December to the end of March. The bridge in the middle of the town offers the best viewing and shooting angle. You'll have a fascinating time just strolling around the hot spring town. While enjoying the Yu-Akari illuminations, you can also indulge in "Kurokawa Kappo," a unique bar hopping experience. "Kappo Tegata," a bar hopping ticket, allows you to select three places from the participating inns and shops to savor a set of nibbles and drink at each place. Sake bar hopping is just as nice as hot spa hopping!

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Okoshiki Beach

Address:3064 Shimoōdamachi, Uto, Kumamoto 869-3173, Japan

EOS 80D EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 1/50sec F16.0 ISO100

Okoshiki Beach in Uto, Kumamoto Prefecture. At low tide, beautiful ripple marks appear on the beach, attracting many tourists on days when the low tide coincides with the sunset. The path to the observatory is narrow, so please be careful.

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Nabegataki Falls

Address:2263 Kurobuchi, Oguni-machi, Aso-gun, Kumamoto-ken 869-2502, Japan

EOS 5D Mark III EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM 30sec F18.0 ISO400

Nabegataki Falls is the most famous waterfall in Kumamoto Prefecture with a fall of 12m and width of 20m. Although it isn't so large, its beautiful appearance combined with the ease of access make it a popular spot for tourists. It shows various expressions throughout the seasons, so you can enjoy taking photos at the waterfall no matter when you choose to visit. Also, the area behind the waterfall is wide enough to walk through, so you can enjoy taking photos from angles that are different from the usual waterfall photos.

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Ogidake Park Viewing Platform

Address:Namino Oaza Nakae, Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture 869-2805

EOS 5D Mark III EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM 1/100sec F11.0 ISO100

The view from Ogidake Park Viewing Platform has been selected as one of the top 100 scenes of Kumamoto. You can get a 360° view of the mountains of Ogidake, Aso, Kokonoe, and Sobo. Pay attention to oncoming vehicles, as the roads to get here are narrow in some places. There is a parking lot and toilet, which makes it a great location for a drive. The beauty of the earth illuminated by the morning sun is a sight to see. An on summer nights, you'll have a great view of the star-filled sky with the Milky Way, making it a famous photography spot.

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Nagabeta Seabed Road

Address:3125 Sumiyoshimachi, Uto-shi, Kumamoto-ken 869-0401, Japan

EOS 5D Mark III EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 1/200sec F11.0 ISO100

Nagabeta Seabed Road is a paved road of about 1 kilometer in the sea built by a local fishery cooperative for fishermen who conduct seaweed cultivation and shellfish harvesting in the tideland. You can visit here during any time of the year. As the scenery differs depending on the tide, if you want to see the sea floor, you may want to aim for low tide. Since it faces west, you can see it along with the sunset. So do come and visit!

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Meoto Falls

Address:7896-1 Manganji, Minamioguni-machi, Aso-gun, Kumamoto-ken 869-2402, Japan

EOS 5D Mark III EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM 30sec F9.0 ISO200

Meoto Falls, with its characteristic division into a right and a left—or a male and a female—is a waterfall of encounter and matchmaking. It is famous for the beam of light that shines into the waterfalls, attracting many tourists from early summer to autumn. For a nice photo of the waterfalls, choose a sunny day, when the light is not obstructed by clouds. It is a place where people with various purposes gather, so please be mannerly while taking photographs.

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Mt. Daikanbo

Address:2090-8 Yamada, Aso-shi, Kumamoto-ken 869-2313, Japan

EOS 5D Mark III EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM 1/40sec F11.0 ISO100

The peak, which protrudes from the outer rim of the crater of Mt. Daikanbo, is a popular tourist attraction in Aso; you can enjoy spectacular views throughout the year. Especially in the calm early mornings from October to November, a sea of clouds can be seen; the place is a popular spot attracting many photographers. From the photography point, you can get a 360° view of everything. Take a dynamic shot with a wide angle lens or photograph the mountains of Aso with a telephoto lens. Feel free to take a photograph as per your style.

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RWC2019 Venue Information

Kumamoto Stadium

Location:2-1-1 Higashihirao Koen, Hakata-ku Fukuoka
Capacity:32000

> Visit the Kumamoto Stadium official website