Tamana (玉名), is best known for hot spring and Rengein Tanjyoji Temple. It is small town located in north Kumamoto prefecture in Kyushu island Japan. Tamana has rich agriculture because of pure water.
Tamana hot spring is very popular in Kumamoto due to high quality. It has also some small hot-spring resorts. If you are planning to visit Tamana then, here are all the tips you’ll need to know for your first visit to Tamana.
How to get in: Public Transport
Tamana is very easy to access from Kumamoto Sta. or Kumamoto Kotsu Center by local Bus.
Sanko Bus runs on every 20-30 mins from Kumamoto Kotsu Center/Kumamoto Sta. It takes approx. 75 minutes and the cost is 950 Yen from Kumamoto Sta.
⇨ Depart from Kumamoto Sta. (Platform #2)
⇨ Depart from Kumamoto Kotsu Center (Platform #2)
The history, temples, hot springs and the culture makes Tamana a special attraction in Kumamoto. Not only Japanese but foreigners also increase in recent time. across the world. Here are the lists:
Rengein Tanjyoji Temple:
It is a Buddhist temple and the 2nd most recommended place in Tamana. It is very big and has two parts such as; the main temple and the inner temple (known as Okunoin)
Access: Tourist can access from Tamana Sta. It is around 3 km far from Tamana Sta and access by local bus or taxi. Price: 500 Yen
Tamana Hot Spring:
Tamana Onsen Street is very popular. Tamana hot spring water has high quality water with a history of 1300 years old. It has many small-big hot springs but, Kusamakura and Tuskasa-no-yu are the most famous. Tourist can also check the temperature of the water in advance. More details Click..
Access: There are direct buses from Kumamoto Sta. and Kumamoto Kotsu Center. It will take around 1 hour. Price: 500 Yen
There are other things to visit in Tamana like as; Tanama Tenbo-ken Sky, Kusamakurakouryukan ( a museum under the Kusamakura hot spring), Free footbath (ashiyu)
- Tamana Tenbo-kan Sky Lookout;
- Hiyoshi Shrine;
- Tamana Hot Spring
Tamana is blessed with its natural ground water resource which makes the rice very delicious. The most popular foods are Tamana Ramen (Noodles).
Sweets or Souvenir are; tourist can buy Lantern-Monaka which is made by red beans paste (Anko) shape. and then wrapping with steamed rice flour. Matsukaze made by rice flour, beet sugar, egg and poppy seed are mixed. You can enjoy it with a cup of green tea.
Tourists can come to Kumamoto by air, bullet train or express bus. Airport Limousine Buses are available from Aso Kumamoto Airport to Kumamoto downtown.
Take a local bus (for Tamana) either from Kumamoto Sta. ot Kumamoto Kotsu Center which takes approx 75 min. Hope it will help you in traveling to Tamana, Kumamoto. Have a nice journey!