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Kumamoto

Natural discoveries with Mount Aso and coastal Amakusa

About Kumamoto

Things to do in Kumamoto

Upcoming Kumamoto Events

Tamana Iris Festival

Tamana Iris Festival

Mandy Bartok

Over 66,000 purple irises in several varieties bloom in the Takaseura River in late May to early June during the Tamana Iris F..

Takaseura river May 24th - Jun 8th 2 Free

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Where to eat in Kumamoto

Walet Cottage Cafe 6

Walet Cottage Cafe

Yui Yamaguchi

Walet is hidden away in a country lane, but you would not miss this charming cafe from the many people popping in. Why don't..

Kitchen Seriguchi

Kitchen Seriguchi

Yui Yamaguchi

Kitchen Serigushi is popular among ladies for their seasonal foods. It's close to Aeon Mall Clare in Kashima-machi. Why do..

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About Kumamoto

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Kyushu
Island Kyushu
Capital Kumamoto
Population 1,817,426
Area 7,409.32 sq. km

Kumamoto Prefecture (熊本県, Kumamoto-ken) 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.

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