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.

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Sights in Kumamoto

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Kamishikimi Kumanoimasu Jinja Shrine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Kumamoto Food Guide

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

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

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

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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Hitoyoshi Onsen Nabeyahonkan

Offering its services ever since the Edo period, Hitoyoshi Onsen Nabeyahonkan boasts views of Hitoyoshi Castle and Kuma River from all guestrooms, and offers fr

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Fujiya

Situated along a river in Kurokawa Hot Spring area, Fujiya offers traditional Japanese-style accommodation boasting natural hot spring baths.

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Oyado Kafugetsu

Oyado Kafugetsu is located in Minamioguni, 1.8 km from Kurokawa Onsen. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site.

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Wasuki Tsukasakan

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

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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