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If you're visiting Kumamoto, check out this list of top tips and things to do to make the most of your time there.

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Shirakawa Spring

Shirakawa Spring

Patty Hong

Shirakawa Suigen (Spring) located in the Minamiaso area of Kumamoto Prefecture is one of 100 top water spots in Japan.

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Trekking Mt. Aso

Trekking Mt. Aso

Dana Vielmetti

Kyushu's Mt. Aso boasts one of the largest calderas in the world. Come explore the beautiful area surrounding this active volcano...

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Kyu-Hosokawa Gyobutei

Kyu-Hosokawa Gyobutei

Mandy Bartok

The immaculately restored Kyu-Hosokawa samurai residence is the perfect way to cap off a visit to nearby Kumamoto Castle

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Yachiyoza Theater

Yachiyoza Theater

Mandy Bartok

Catch a play or just marvel over the artistry of the Yachiyoza Theater in Yamaga, Kumamoto Prefecture

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Kyushu's Aso Shrine

Kyushu's Aso Shrine

Mandy Bartok

Aso Shrine - boasting one of the largest gates at a shrine anywhere in Japan - is an oft-overlooked stop in Aso town in  Kumam..

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Tengaiten

Tengaiten

Tom Roseveare

Tengaiten (天外天) serves up Kumamoto ramen in the city centre – tonkotsu ramen with garlic.

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Aso-Kuju National Park

Aso-Kuju National Park

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The Aso-Kuju National Park in Kyushu and the magnificent bowl-shaped caldera of Mount Aso is a spectacular sight to behold. Hiking..

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Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park

Kirishima-Kinkowan National Park

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Kirishima Kinkowan National Park in Kumamoto Prefecture is a majestic sight of active volcanoes and endless coastlines, making it..

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