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Kumamoto

Kumamoto is in the center of Kyushu Island, and Mount Aso is the beloved heart of this beautiful prefecture. Aso-Kuju, Unzen-Amakusa National Parks, Mount Yabahita-hiko, and the Kyushu Central Mountains cover about 20% of the prefecture, perfect for hikers and outdoor adventures. Mount Aso is an active volcano with many hot springs and one of the world's largest calderas. For history buffs, Kumamoto City is an impressive prefectural capital proud of its historical sites, its famous castle, and the lovely Suizenji-joju-en Garden.

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Kumamoto Food Guide

Kumamoto has lots of traditional treats, from sweet to savory and spicy. Local DishesBasashi, or horse meat sashimi, is a famous local dish that is...Read more

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Kumamoto Castle

This castle, also known as Ginnan Castle (Ginkgo Castle), was built at the end of the 15th century by the Kato and Hosokawa family.Read more

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Tsujun Bridge

Tsujun Bridge, also called Tsujunkyo, is the largest aqueduct in Japan.Read more

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Sakuranobaba Josaien

Sakuranobaba Josaien, located at the foot of Kumamoto Castle, is a tourist facility dedicated to the history, culture and food culture of Kumamoto....Read more

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Mount Aso

A large active volcano with one of the world's largest calderas, this mountain is popular with hikers and outdoors enthusiasts. Mount Aso last erup...Read more

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Laputa's Road

Laputa's Road, or Laputa-no-Michi, offers a beautiful view of Mount Aso and its surroundings. The road is named after the Ghibli movie "Castle in t...Read more

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Suizen-ji Joju-en Park

Suizen-ji Joju-en Park is a traditional Japanese garden and tea house set around a natural spring pond.Read more

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Kurokawa Onsen

Famous hot spring resort town surrounded by nature, with both outdoor baths and traditional Ryokan hotels.Read more

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Hitoyoshi Station

Hitoyoshi Station is the starting station of the SL Hitoyoshi line, a luxurious steam locomotive.Read more

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