Location and climate of Arao City

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Arao City is located at the northwestern tip of Kumamoto Prefecture, bordering Omuta City in Fukuoka Prefecture in the north, Nankan Town / Tamana City in the east, Tamana City / Nagasu Town in the south, and the Ariake Sea in the west. It faces Nagasaki and Saga prefectures.
The city area is 10 km east-west, 7.5 km north-south, and the area is 57.15 km2. In the eastern part, there is Mt. Kojima (Mt. Tsutsugatake 501.4 m), the highest peak in the city, and gentle hills undulate to the Ariake Sea in the west. The main rivers are the Seki River, Ura River, Nagiri River, and Gyosue River, which flow westward or southward from Mt. Kojima, all of which flow into the Ariake Sea.
The wind direction is most northerly, less rainfall, less monsoon, warmer and more varied in the four seasons, and a comfortable area with few natural disasters.
Taking advantage of these natural conditions, paddy rice is cultivated on the flat land of the river basin, the specialty "Arao pear", mandarin oranges and watermelon are cultivated on the hills, and seaweed cultivation and clam digging are carried out on the coast. ..

Traffic access

Those who use the railroad
From Fukuoka Hakata Station → (JR Rapid train approx. 1 hours) → Arao Station About 1 hour
Hakata Station → (Shinkansen about 30 minutes) → Shin-Omuta Station → (Car about 30 minutes) → Arao About 1 hour
From Kumamoto
Kumamoto Station → (JR about 45 minutes) → Arao Station 約45分
From Kagoshima
Kagoshima Chuo Station → (Shinkansen about 60 minutes) → Shin-Tamana Station → (Car about 25 minutes) → Arao Approximately 1 hours 25 minutes
from Tokyo
Tokyo Station → (Shinkansen about 5 hours) → Hakata Station → (Shinkansen about 30 minutes) → Shin-Omuta Station → (Car about 30 minutes) → Arao About 6 hour
From Osaka
Shin-Osaka Station → (Shinkansen about 3 hours) → Hakata Station → (Shinkansen about 30 minutes) → Shin-Omuta Station → (Car about 30 minutes) → Arao About 4 hour
From Nagoya
Nagoya Station → (Shinkansen about 3 hours 30 minutes) → Hakata Station → (Shinkansen about 30 minutes) → Shin-Omuta Station → (Car about 30 minutes) → Arao Approximately 4 hours 30 minutes
Those who use a car
From Fukuoka Fukuoka city → (National Expressway) → Arao Approximately 1 hours 30 minutes
From Kumamoto
Kumamoto city → (general road) → Arao About 1 hour
From Aso Kumamoto Airport
Airport → (general road about 55 km) → Arao Approximately 1 hours 20 minutes
From Tamana Onsen
Tamana Onsen → (general road about 15 km) → Arao 約20分
From Yamaga / Hirayama Onsen
Yamaga / Hirayama Onsen → (general road about 35 km) → Arao 約50分
Those who use the bus or ferry
From Fukuoka Hakata Station → (direct highway bus) → Arao 約90分
From Nagasaki
Tahira Port → (ferry about 45 minutes) → Nagasu Port → (car about 15 minutes) → Arao About 1 hour
Those who use airplanes
From Haneda Airport
Haneda → (airplane about 1 hours 30 minutes) → Fukuoka Airport → (car about 1 hours 30 minutes) → Arao About 3 hour
Haneda → (Airplane about 1 hours 35 minutes) → Aso Kumamoto Airport → (Car about 1 hours 20 minutes) → Arao About 3 hour
Haneda → (airplane about 1 hours 35 minutes) → Aso Kumamoto Airport → (bus about 50 minutes) → Kumamoto Station → (train about 45 minutes) → Arao Station Approximately 3 hours 10 minutes
From Itami Airport
Itami → (airplane about 1 hours 5 minutes) → Fukuoka Airport → (car about 1 hours 30 minutes) → Arao Approximately 2 hours 40 minutes
From Nagoya Airport
Nagoya → (airplane about 1 hours 15 minutes) → Fukuoka Airport → (car about 1 hours 30 minutes) → Arao Approximately 2 hours 50 minutes