Kumamoto travel guide
Kumamoto is the third largest city in Kyushu with a population of 740,000.
Must visit place is Kumamoto Castle listed on the three great castle in Japan
The city is 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 Forest and Fresh Water.”
The Castle is one of the three great castles and one of the 100 best places in Japan to
view cherry blossoms. Due to the Earthquakes in 2016, several of the castle’s shacihoko
ornaments were destroyed, and a large number of kawara tiles also fell from the roof.
Now the restoration activities are being performed as fast as possible. Now, the Kumamoto
Castle can be seen from the outside of the moats surrounding the castle.
|Entrance gate||Castle tower||Kato Shrine|
After the Earthquake
Josaien is located in Sakurano-baba, at the foot of Kumamoto Castle, one of Japan’s three major castles.
It is a popular tourist attraction designed to enhance the appeal of the old castle town and convey to
visitors the food, history and cultural traditions of the region from Kumamoto Castle, a symbol of the
Imitated the beautiful scenery of Japan, is a refined circular garden of Momoyama period
style and represents the 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road including Mt. Fuji.
The fresh springs in the garden release clean, cold water, which flows there from
Mount Aso via underground currents.
The largest shopping arcade in Kumamoto-prefecture
The center of fashion and amusement where department stores and boutiques
line up and also there are gourmet area where cafes and restaurants including
local cousin restaurants opened daytime and nighttime.
The convenient public transportation to travel in the Kumamoto-city
There are two lines ; A line and B line.
Most of the stops on the A line and B line are the same.
Shimo-tori Shopping Street and the Kumamoto Kotsu Centre Bus Station.
Location of Kumamoto-city
1-1 Tetorihoncho, Cyuo-ku, Kumamoto-city, Kumamoto-prefecture
Cabinet designate city
1 hour and 40 minutes from Fukuoka-city by a vehicle
2 hours and 40 minutes from Kitakyushu-city by a vehicle
JR main station : Kumamoto Station
|Population||738,000 population density : 1,890 / km2|
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