About Kumamoto
Region:Kyushu
Island:Kyushu
Capital:Kumamoto
Population:1,817,426
Area:7,409.32 sq. km

Kumamoto 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.

Things to Do in Kumamoto

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Kyushu Scenic Train Route

Stunning scenic train route from Kumamoto to Kagoshima

Kusasenri Plateau

Sweeping grasslands at the peak of Mt Aso

Lake Ezu

A relaxing walk to enjoy Kumamoto nature and scenery

Bridgestone Golf Range in Kumamoto

Fun lessons provided by kind and professional staff

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Kyushu Scenic Train Route

Stunning scenic train route from Kumamoto to Kagoshima

According to their website here http://www.jrkyushu.co.jp/english/train/isashin.jsp the two trains "Isaburo" and "Shinpei" were named after "two individuals who dedicated their lives to railroad development...

Kusasenri Plateau

Sweeping grasslands at the peak of Mt Aso

Have you been there in winter? It changes to white with snow and many kids make kamakura.

Lake Ezu

A relaxing walk to enjoy Kumamoto nature and scenery

The lake is quite big, isn't it? Many school kids go for a picnic, too.

Holiday Illuminations at Hilltop

Kumamoto's massive light-up event

Wow... cool..