Kumamoto-city, situated roughly in the center of Kumamoto-prefecture, is the
government and economic center of the prefecture.
From the early 17th century to the end of the 19th century, Kumamoto was prosperous
as a castle town. The Shira-kawa River and its branches run through the downtown area
around Kumamoto Castle.
Therefore, the city is called “City of Woods and Fresh Water.”
Welcome to Kumamoto
|Kato Kiyamasa Statue||Shimo-tori Shopping Street||Street tram|
|Entrance gate||Castle tower||Kato Shrine|
After the Earthquake
Location of Kumamoto
Access to Kumamoto
by a vehicle
from Fukuoka-city : 1 hour and 40 minutes
from Kitakyushu-city : 2 hours and 40 minutes