The city of Yatsushiro is situated on the western coast of the central Kyushu, along the delta of the Kuma River overlooking Yatsushiro Bay in Japan's Kumamoto Prefecture. Explore the city's history at Municipal Museum, take a dip at the Hinagu Onsen, and explore the Satsuma Rebellion of 1877 at Shunkoji family temple. Pay a visit to the nearby idyllic Shohinken - also known as the 'teahouse on the seashore' - boasting the Akajogaike Pond and Akajogamoric Grove. The city is also famous for the Yatsushiro Shrine's autumn festival held annually on 23 November - complete with a parade featuring the Shishimai Lion Dance, Kida imaginary animal, and Kasaboka decorative portable shrines - and the Yatsushiro National Fireworks Competition held each October. Yatsushiro is also gateway to the five Gokanosho villages at the centre of the Kumamoto Prefecture: Hagi, Momigi, Nitao, Kureko, and Shibaru; and also Mount Kunimidake and Sendantodoro Falls.