Aso Shrine's Monzen Shopping Street

Traditional shops & eateries in Kumamoto

By Sandra Isaka    - 1 min read

Located beside Aso Shrine, not far from Miyaji Station, is the Ichinomiya Monzen-machi shopping street. This lovely pedestrian-only street is lined with restaurants and shops. A collection of natural spring drinking fountains, called mizuki, have been built by the locals in front of many of the establishments. The fountain designs enhance the area and tourists are invited to sample the spring water as they sightsee. Due to the friendliness of the locals, and their tasty cuisine made with the local spring water, this is a highly recommended stop when exploring the Aso area of Kumamoto Prefecture.

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Sandra Isaka

Sandra Isaka @sandra.isaka

As an intercultural consultant & Japan travel specialist with 20+ years in Japan, I love sharing my favorite places with others.