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Kumamoto

Natural discoveries with Mount Aso and coastal Amakusa

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Mount Aso
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Kumamoto City

Kumamoto City

Kumamoto City brims with history with Kumamoto Castle, standing since the 13th century, located here. Along with Himeji and M...

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Aso

Aso

Aso is a city in Kumamoto Prefecture that lies close to Mt. Aso, and active volcano that is also one of the largest in the wo...

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Amakusa

Amakusa

Amakusa is a set of islands made up of two larger ones called Kamishima and Shimoshima and numerous smaller ones. It is fille...

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Moomin: The Art and The Story

Moomin: The Art and The Story

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A special exhibition taking place at the Kumamoto City Museum of Contemporary Art looks into the art and the story behind the...

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Where to eat in Kumamoto

Izakaya Hama Chan

Izakaya Hama Chan

Yui Yamaguchi

Evoking Kumamoto Castle with its black walls and wood framed windows is your first impression of Izakaya Hamachan. The sign ...

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Giardino

Giardino

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Tasty Italian-inspired food at a price that can't be beat can be found at Giardino, one of the popular restaurants in Kumamot...

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Places to stay in Kumamoto

Ryokan Yamanoyu

Ryokan Yamanoyu

Mandy Bartok

Bathe on rooftops and indulge in delicious food at Ryokan Yamanoyu, a traditional lodging on the main street of Kurokawa Onsen

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Izakaya Hama Chan

Izakaya Hama Chan

Yui Yamaguchi

Evoking Kumamoto Castle with its black walls and wood framed windows is your first impression of Izakaya Hamachan. The sign ...

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About Kumamoto

Kumamoto
Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Kyushu
Island Kyushu
Capital Kumamoto
Population 1,817,426
Area 7,409.32 sq. km

Kumamoto Prefecture (熊本県, Kumamoto-ken) is a great place to go to if you’re looking for hot springs; they’re everywhere, including the popular Kurokawa Onsen. Be sure to visit Kumamoto Castle, one of Japan’s top castles, while you’re there as well.

If you like nature, Kumamoto is also a nice destination; Suizenji Park is perfect for photographs, while Mount Aso is one of the world’s largest active volcanoes. Take a look at the unique Tsujun Bridge for some architectural magnificence.

One popular activity in Kumamoto is riding the scenic Steam Locomotive Hitoyoshi; make sure you get reserve seats well in advance, as tickets sell out surprisingly quickly. Kumamoto is also famous for its raw horse sashimi; if you can’t muster up the courage to try that, have some tonkotsu (pork-bone broth) noodles instead. 

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