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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Miike Coal Mine Manda Pit (UNESCO)

The Miike Coal Mine was an important coal mining site which helped the industrialization of the country during the Meiji period. It is one of UNESCO's "Japan’s

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Hitoyoshi Station

Hitoyoshi Station is the starting station of the SL Hitoyoshi line, a luxurious steam locomotive.

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Aoi Aso Jinja Shrine

Aoi Aso Jinja Shrine, also called Aoi-san, is a national treasure that was built in 806.

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Kumagawa River Rafting Boarding Point (Seiryu)

Kumakawa is a river flowing along the city of Hitoyoshi. There are two rafting courses, Seiryu (slow) and Kyuryu (rapid). (The boarding points are different)

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Laputa's Road

Laputa's Road, or Laputa-no-Michi, offers a beautiful view of Mount Aso and its surroundings. The road is named after the Ghibli movie "Castle in the Sky".

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Aso Jinja Shrine

Aso Jinja in Aso City is the head shrine of the 450 or so Aso Shrines located around Japan.

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Tsujun Bridge

Tsujun Bridge, also called Tsujunkyo, is the largest aqueduct in Japan.

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Sakuranobaba Josaien

Sakuranobaba Josaien, located at the foot of Kumamoto Castle, is a tourist facility dedicated to the history, culture and food culture of Kumamoto. The facility

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Lafcadio Hearn's Former Residence

Former residence of 19th century author Lafcadio Hearn, one of the first western writers to write about Japan and its culture.

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Former Hosokawa Residence (Gyobutei)

Former residence of a branch family of the Hosokawa Samurai Clan from Edo Period. Designated as a National Cultural Property.

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Kurokawa Onsen

Famous hot spring resort town surrounded by nature, with both outdoor baths and traditional Ryokan hotels.

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Suizen-ji Joju-en Park

Suizen-ji Joju-en Park is a traditional Japanese garden and tea house set around a natural spring pond.