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Notice of lifting of road closure

The road closure for road construction near the former Nitao district of the Okawa Oya Line has been lifted.
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Hotel Name

Seiwa Kogen no Yado

Address

1238-14 Imuta, Yamato Town, Kamimashiki County, Kumamoto Prefecture

Telephone number

0967-82-3300

Notes

60 minutes from the expressway (Oike Takayama IC, Matsubase IC) towards Takachiho, 40 minutes from Minamiaso Village, 15 minutes from Roadside Station Seiwa Bunraku Mura
  • When arriving by car

    *51km to the east from the "Mifune IC" on the Kyushu Expressway(About 1 hour 15 minutes)
    *54 km to the east from "Matsubase IC" on the Kyushu Expressway(About 1 hour 15 minutes)
    *About 1 hour 15 minutes from Kumamoto Airport
    *About 1 hour 45 minutes from JR Kumamoto Station

    【Kumamoto City】
    ・Kyushu Expressway"Kashima JCT"
    Kyushu Chuo Expressway Roadside Station Seiwa Bunraku Mura Oike Takayama IC → Yamato Nakashima Nishi IC → National Route 445 towards Yabe / Takachiho → National Route 218 “Roadside Station Seiwa Bunraku Mura” → “Roadside Station Seiwa Bunraku Mura” to Takachiho 200m ahead turn left (north direction) → Follow the sign "Seiwa Plateau Astronomical Observatory".

    【Matsubase direction of Matsubase】
    ・Kyushu Expressway"Matsubase IC" → National Route 218 towards Yabe / Takachiho → National Route 218"Roadside Station Seiwa Bunraku Mura" → "Roadside Station Seiwa Bunraku Mura" to "Roadside Station Seiwa Bunraku Mura" to Takachiho 200m ahead turn left (north direction) → Follow the sign "Seiwa Plateau Astronomical Observatory".

    【Aso area】
    *Kiyomizu Pass route via Kiyomizu Pass (Prefectural Route 319) is not recommended due to its narrow width.
    *We will guide you through two ways.
    ① National Highway 325 Minami Aso → Takamori Town → National Route 265 toward Yamato Town National Route 218 “Roadside Station Seiwa Bunraku Mura” (north direction) → Follow the signs for Seiwa Plateau Astronomical Observatory
    ② From National Route 265, turn right at the traffic light immediately after exiting the Nisemoto Tunnel, Prefectural Route 141 → Follow the signs for Seiwa Plateau Astronomical Observatory(Some sections have narrow roads.Please be careful)
    *National Route 265 Sugeo → Prefectural Prefectural Route 141 → Observatory is also available
    【Takachiho area】
    *We do not recommend the Prefectural Route 319 from National Route 218 because it is narrow.
    ・National Route 218 to Kumamoto
    →Turn right before 200m on National Route 218"Roadside Station Seiwa Bunraku Mura"(North direction)
    →Follow the sign for "Seiwa Plateau Astronomical Observatory".

    【Upon arrival】
    ・In winter, please come with winter tires.

    【Road / region information】
    ・There is no construction information.
  • If you come by bus

    *Route buses can only reach "Roadside station, Seiwa Bunraku Mura".
    Please take a taxi from "Roadside Station / Seiwa Bunraku Mura" to "Seiwa Plateau Astronomical Observatory".
    Nearest taxi company:Seiwa taxi(Tel:0967-82-2039)

    *Please be sure to check the time as there are only a few buses.
    Inquiries about bus:Kumamoto Bus Hamamachi Sales Office(Tel:0967-72-1151)

    *If you stay overnight, you can also pick up and drop off between "Roadside Station / Seiwa Bunraku Mura" and "Seiwa Plateau Astronomical Observatory".When booking your stay, please inform us of your desired pick-up and expected arrival time.

    【Kumamoto City】
     ・Sakuramachi Bus Terminal(Platform 1)
     ↓ M3-2 for "Tsujun Sanso"
     ↓ Transfer at "Hamamachi" bound for "Mamihara"
     ↓ Get off at Seiwa Bunraku Mura


    【Express bus】*Please check the homepage of each bus company.
     ●Fukuoka / Fukuoka Airport - Nobeoka(Gokase):Nishi Nippon Railroad,Miyazaki Kotsu
     ・Get off at Yamato Town
     ↓ Kumamoto Bus"Hamamachi" transfer"Mamihara"
     ↓ Get off at Seiwa Bunraku Mura

     ●Limited express Takachiho Kumamoto- Nobeoka:Kyushu Sanko Bus
     ・Get off at "Mamihara Nakatsuru"
     ↓ Kumamoto Bus"Mamihara" transfer"Hamamachi"
     ↓ Get off at Seiwa Bunraku Mura
  • Nearby store information

    *It corresponds to the number on the map

    ① Contact Shop Seiwa(Super 100 yen shop) Tel:0967-82-2791
     Opening Hours:From 9:00 to 19:00(Open daily)

    ② Daily YAMAZAKI(convenience store) Tel:0967-82-3171
     Opening Hours:From 6:00 to 21:00(Open daily)

    ③ Ajisen Ramen(ramen) Tel:0967-82-3212
     Opening Hours:From 11:00 to 21:00(Closed on Wednesdays)

    ④ Udon Shin(Udon,Set meal) Tel:0967-82-2505
     (Thursday closed)*Average meal 800 yen

    ⑤ Takaraya Shokudo(Canteen) Tel:0967-82-2010
     Opening Hours:Open for lunch only(Irregular holidays)

    ⑥ CAFÉ 218(Western food) Tel:0967-72-9176
     Opening Hours:From 11:30 to 15:00,From 18:00 to 22:00(Irregular holidays)

    ⑦Soba Soba Bunraku(Soba) Tel:0967-82-3232
     Opening Hours:From 11:00 to 18:00(Open daily)
     *Lunch-2000 yen

    ⑧ Cafe cereal(Pasta pizza) Tel:0967-72-9300
     Opening Hours:From 11:00 to 20:00(Closed on Tuesdays)
     *Meal-1000 yen

    ⑨ Goto Liquor Shop(Liquor,food) Tel:0967-82-2851
     Opening Hours:~ 21: 00(Open daily)
     *2 minutes by car from Seiwa Plateau Astronomical Observatory