Kumamoto-prefecture travel guide
Kumamoto-prefecture is in the center of Kyushu, It is bordered by the Ariake inland sea
The capital of Kumamoto-prefecture is Kumamoto-city. Mount Aso, an extensive active
volcano, is in the east of Kumamoto-prefecture. This volcano is located at the center of
the Aso caldera.
Where to explore
One of the most popular hot spring resort, located on the northern
side of Mount Aso . Widely known for its open-air baths, it is one
of the best places to enjoy the atmosphere of old town in Japan,
where more than 20 Inns （Ryokan）and gift shops standing in
a row along the Tanoharu River, a headstream of the Chikugo River.
Located in a southern part of Kumamoto-city. It provides ideal spots
for viewing the saw-toothed coast line of Amakusa and the small
islands scattered across the sea. And there are UNESCO World
Heritages of Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region