Kumamoto travel guide
Kumamoto is the 3rd largest city in Kyushu located almost in the center
of Kyushu, with Aso region on the east side and the Ariake Sea on the
west side. There is one of the Japan’s three great castles, Kumamoto Castle.
Shimotori shopping street is one of the largest shopping arcades in Japan
where you can enjoy shopping and local cuisines.
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, his
tory and cultural traditions of the region from Kumamoto Castle, a symbol of
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 night time.
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. Popular stops that both lines go to include
Kumamoto Kotsu Centre Bus Station.
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
|738,000 population density : 1,890 / km2