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, the Castle have heavy damages and many of Castle
buildings were destroyed. After that the restoration activities are being performed as fast as possible
and now Kumamoto Castle can be seen from the outside of the moats surrounding the castle.
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 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
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|