Kumamoto

About Kumamoto

Kumamoto is in the center of Kyushu Island, and Mount Aso is the beloved heart of this beautiful prefecture. Aso-Kuju, Unzen-Amakusa National Parks, Mount Yabahita-hiko, and the Kyushu Central Mountains cover about 20% of the prefecture, perfect for hikers and outdoor adventures. Mount Aso is an active volcano with many hot springs and one of the world's largest calderas. For history buffs, Kumamoto City is an impressive prefectural capital proud of its historical sites, its famous castle, and the lovely Suizenji-joju-en Garden.

Places to visit in Kumamoto

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Sights in Kumamoto

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Kamishikimi Kumanoimasu Jinja Shrine

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The highly spiritual atmosphere surrounding this Shinto shrine is one of the reasons why it is a well-known power spot. The large rock found in Kamishikimi Kuma

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Kumamon Square

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Home to Kumamoto's rosy-cheeked black bear mascot, this activity center doubles as a souvenir shop. The mascot Kumamon was created by the Kumamoto government to

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Hayashi No Ikinari Dango

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Located near Suizenji Jojuen Garden, this confectionary shop specializes in a traditional sweet famous in Kumamoto prefecture. Ikinari dango are sticky and swee

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Mount Ojo

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A 1,238 meters tall peak in the mountainous region of Aso, Mount Ojo is also known as Ojo-dake.

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Aso Boy

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Aso Boy is a limited express train that runs between Kumamoto and Miyaji via Aso. It offers panoramic observation seats with views of the mountain scenery, a wo

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Takefue

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Takefue is an onsen ryokan (traditional hot spring inn) in Aso, Kumamoto.

Recent Articles

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Kumamoto Food Guide

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Kumamoto has lots of traditional treats, from sweet to savory and spicy. Local DishesBasashi, or horse meat sashimi, is a famous local dish that is hard to find

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Kumamoto 3-day-tour Itinerary

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Day 1In Kumamoto City, take the Castle Loop Bus and drop by Kumamoto Castle to take a look at how the castle managed to hold up against the major earthquake in

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The Best Time To Visit Kumamoto

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SPRINGThe Kumamoto Castle is known to be one of the most scenic sights to see sakura bloom. The delicate pink flowers against the backdrop of the black castle w

Hotels in Kumamoto

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Guesthouse Tiga

Hotel in Kumamoto

Offering dormitory rooms with free WiFi, Guesthouse Tiga is located in Kumamoto, 1.3 km from Kumamoto Castle and a 5-minute walk from Suidocho. Free private par

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Wasuki Tsukasakan

Hotel in Kumamoto

Wasuki Tsukasakan is situated in Kumamoto, 600 metres from Kumamoto Castle and 1.2 km from Hosokawa Residence Gyobutei. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.

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Sumitsugu House West

Hotel in Kumamoto

Sumitsugu House West is a detached holiday home located in Kumamoto and featuring a garden with a terrace. Guests benefit from terrace. Free WiFi is available t

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Capsule Hotel The Ginza

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Featuring a restaurant and public baths, Capsule Hotel The Ginza is located in Kumamoto. This accommodation offers a sauna, vending machines and laundry service

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Tamaki Ryokan

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Featuring free WiFi, Tamaki Ryokan offers accommodation in Kumamoto. Private parking is available on site. Each room includes a TV. You will find a kettle in t

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Hotel Okus

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Hotel Okus is situated in Kumamoto, 500 metres from Kumamoto Castle. All rooms include a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room. All rooms have a p

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