Kumamoto Prefecture | Travel Guide
While Kumamoto prefecture on southern island Kyushu in Japan might not be a typical destination for international tourists, it has plenty to offer in terms of nature and history. Active volcano Mt. Aso is one of the region’s main attractions with its green hills and amazing views. In this travel guide, you can read what else there is to do in Kumamoto!
Kumamoto Castle gives you a peek into the lives and times of the samurai. Nearby Suizenji Jojuen Garden is one of the best landscape gardens in Japan. During the hot summer days, a visit to Shirakawa Springs will cool you right down. Train lovers will want to take a ride on the SI Hitoyoshi steam locomotive.
People flock to Kurokawa Onsen near Mt. Aso for one reason; to soak in natural hot springs with the best views. The location is secluded and a bit remote, which makes it easy to completely refresh yourself by just being in this small town for an overnight stay.
Josaien of Kumamoto Castle
Josaien is made to resemble a castle town of feudal time close to the Kumamoto Castle. It is a complex of a history museum, souvenir shops, and restaurants with local foods.
Kumamoto Castle Renovation
I'm a local guide who was born and raised in Kumamoto, which is located on Kyushu island in the southwest of Japan. In April 2016, a big earthquake of magnitude 7.0 hit my hometown.
Mt Aso, the biggest active volcano in Japan and one of the largest caldera in the world is located at the center of Aso-Kuju National Park in Kumamoto and Oita.
Kumamoto Castle is a Japanese castle located in Kumamoto City, the capital city of Kumamoto Prefecture. It is regarded as one of the three best castles in Japan together with Himeji and Nagoya castles.
Hanaoka Sake Brewery in Kumamoto
After taking a bite, the gentle flowery flavor of the sake Hananoka burst in my mouth, just as the name is translated as 'the fragrance of flowers' in English.