Ushibuka is Kumamoto's greatest fishing port.
It faces the East China Sea and is a town blessed with rich marine resources and scenic harbors along a ria coastline.
Additionly there is the landing of natural fish, and the farming of sea bream and yellowtails is prosperous.
The fish raised in Ushibuka are consumed widely at home and abroad.
Famous local products are mixed dried fish soup stock seasoning (Dried mackerel, Dried sardine and other fish except
dried bonito) which is a Japanese〝Soup stock seasoning". The production is number one in Japan.
Ushibuka is said to be the birthplace of the folk song the Haiya. 40 places in Japan are connected with its origin.
"The Ushibuka Haiya song" born in late the Edo era is famous as a precursor to the Haiya song".
A lot of sailing boats which carried marine products went in and out of Ushibuka during the spring season. Ushibuka was a key point along the major sea routes.
It is said that the singing and dancing of these sailors and women of Ushibuka is the origin of
"the Ushibuka Haiya song".
"Ushibuka Haiya Festival" is held every year on third Saturday and Sunday of April.
Many islands are scattered in the cobalt blue sea.
Tropical fish and colorful coral can be seen from a glass bottom boat--the first of its kind.
There are sunset spots where we can take in a superb view of beautiful sunsets
in the East China Sea on the Amakusa West Coast area including coastlines of Kuroishi and Komori.
These were chosen among the 100 best sunset views in Japan.
Among those is the highly recommended "Amakusa Eight Sunset Views".
Ushibuka, the southernmost of part Amakusa is a gateway from Kagoshima to Amakusa.
Please use the tour buses which depart from Ushibuka Port
(in front of the Ushibukakaisaikan) to the Sakitsu Village, a candidate for world heritage site.
The tour bus details→