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Kumamoto

Natural discoveries with Mount Aso and coastal Amakusa

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Photo: Hill of narcissist in Kumamoto. – Kohji Asakawa / CC0 1.0

Top Attractions in Kumamoto

Mount Aso
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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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Upcoming Kumamoto Events

Naked X Aso Night Museum

Naked X Aso Night Museum

Kim

On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from September 24th until October 24th, Kumamoto's Aso Volcano Museum will be the site of ...

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Where to eat in Kumamoto

Restaurant Yuwa 6

Restaurant Yuwa

Yui Yamaguchi

Yuwa is where you can eat favorites like piroshiki and borscht. The restaurant looks like it has been renovated from a house ...

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Tengaiten

Tengaiten

Tom Roseveare

Tengaiten (天外天) serves up Kumamoto ramen in the city centre – tonkotsu ramen with garlic.

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Places to stay in Kumamoto

Latest Kumamoto Reports

Restaurant Yuwa 6

Restaurant Yuwa

Yui Yamaguchi

Yuwa is where you can eat favorites like piroshiki and borscht. The restaurant looks like it has been renovated from a house ...

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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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