Seven years have passed since the Kumamoto earthquake, and while we still feel the scars of the disaster here and there, Kumamoto Prefecture advocatescreative reconstructionis progressing steadily.
Among them, the most famous one is said to have been realized by Eiichiro Oda, a manga artist who represents Kumamoto."Kumamoto Reconstruction Project Straw Hat Crew Hinokuni Reconstruction Edition"!Statues of ONE PIECE characters have been installed in municipalities affected by the earthquake to encourage the hearts of those affected.
And now, the one-piece statue that is one of the highlights of Kumamoto sightseeing!However, there are many voices such as "How can I go from Minamioguni Town?"
So this time, I will introduce the One Piece statue and its surrounding spots that can be reached by car from Minamioguni Town (if you do your best!) 🚗💡
●Usopp statue in front of JR Aso Station @Aso City
The closest One Piece statue from Minamioguni Town is the Usopp statue in front of JR Aso Station.
About 30 minutes by car!A manly figure with a long nose and a large slingshot unique to a sniper!Perhaps because of the good access, there were also foreign tourists. ©Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha
Usopp the "sniper" rushed to Aso City, where the Aso prairie, the pride of the residents, was badly damaged.A tool that manipulates the power of greenery (nature) to help regenerate the grasslands and bring back the pride and smiles of the residents. (Established December 2019, 12)[Quote] ONE PIECE Kumamoto Reconstruction Project HP
In addition, at Road Station Aso, which is adjacent to JR Aso Station, you can enjoy Aso souvenirs and exquisite takeout gourmet!
- Statue of Usopp
[Address] 1444-2 Kurokawa, Aso City
●Road Station Aso
[Address] 1440-1 Kurokawa, Aso City
[Business Hours] 9: 00-18: 00
【No regular holiday
●Robin Statue Inside the Former Tokai University Aso Campus @ Minami Aso Village
The Robin Statue in Minami Aso Village is 45 minutes by car from Minami Oguni Town!
It is installed in the Earthquake Museum (Tokai University Aso Campus Old Building No. 20), which is about XNUMX minutes away from Usopp's statue. ©Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha
"Archaeologist" Robin rushed to the former Tokai University Aso Campus, which is the core base of the Earthquake Museum, where the damage and lessons of the earthquake are passed on to future generations.As a narrator of history, we will continue to conduct research and help pass down memories and lessons so that the “revival” of Minamiaso Village will blossom.[Quote] ONE PIECE Kumamoto Reconstruction Project HP
In the remains of the former Tokai University Aso Campus, the damage situation at that time is preserved.Also, in July 2023, a facility to pass on the memory of the Kumamoto earthquake to future generations"KIOKU"is open.There, exchanges with storytellers and video exhibitions of earthquakes will be held.
Statue of Robin
*Opening hours and closed days are set.Please check the time when you come.
[Location] 5435 Kawayo, Minamiaso Village, Aso County, Kumamoto Prefecture (next to Tokai University Aso training field)
[Opening hours] 9:5 a.m. to 11:2 p.m. *until 4:XNUMX p.m. from mid-November to the end of February
[Closed] Tuesdays (closed the following Wednesday if Tuesday is a public holiday)
【Admission charge】 Free
● Statue of Franky in front of Takamori Station @ Takamori Town
Next is Takamori Town in the same Aso!
It's about an hour by car from Minamioguni.Minami Aso Railway Takamori Station, 1 minutes from Robin Statue. ©Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha
In Takamori-machi, where the Minami Aso Railway, which is a means of commuting to hospitals and schools, was severed, Franky, a “shipbuilder” rushed to the town.Like Tom, the master who built the sea train, we will ring the hammer to restart all lines at the railway departure and arrival stations as much as possible to bring hope to the disaster area. (Installed on November 2020, 11)
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Statue of Franky at Takamori Station.A pose of the character's pronoun "super ~ ~!".You once got drunk and tried it.
The new station building of Takamori Station was unveiled on July 2023, 7 with the opening of the entire Minamiaso Railway line.
In the next station building, there was also a corner where you can take a commemorative photo 📷 (as of June 2023)
There are many highlights such as the Nantetsu trolley train, so be sure to stop by during your summer vacation.
[Address] 1537-2 Takamori, Takamori-machi, Aso-gun