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.”
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
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 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
|Population||738,000 population density : 1,890 / km2|