Lafcadio Hearn Residence

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Lafcadio Hearn was born in Greece in 1850 to a father from Ireland and a mother from Greece. He was a British explorer who came to Japan in the 18th century and became a well-known author who introduced aspects of Japanese culture to the western world .



〒860-0801  Kumamoto-shi, Chūō-ku, Anseimachi, 2-6 (Directions)


9:30 - 16:30 Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9:30 - 16:30
Wednesday 9:30 - 16:30
Thursday 9:30 - 16:30
Friday 9:30 - 16:30
Saturday 9:30 - 16:30
Sunday 9:30 - 16:30
Holidays 9:30 - 16:30


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11-minute walk from Kumamoto Transportation Center 10-minute tram ride from Karashimacho Tram stop to Toorichosuji 20-minute tram ride from Kumamoto Station to Toorichosuji 5-minute walk from Toorichosuji to the residence

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