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Kumamoto 
# 28   of 175 destinations
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Kumamoto Castle

The capital of Kumamoto Prefecture, Kumamoto is a major city on Kyushu's west coast with a population of 650,000. The city is most famous for its castle, which is one of Japan's largest.

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Attractions
 1  Kumamoto Castle
Beautiful reconstruction of the original castle.
User rating: 85/100 (323 votes)
Visited by: 649 users
 2  Suizenji Garden
Landscape garden reproducing the Tokaido.
User rating: 82/100 (152 votes)
Visited by: 297 users
 3  Hosokawa Residence
Former residence of high ranked samurai.
User rating: 74/100 (46 votes)
Visited by: 84 users
 4  Hearn Residence
Former residence of the author Lafcadio Hearn.
User rating: 64/100 (21 votes)
Visited by: 46 users
  
Special Interest Guides
  Kumamoto Cherry Blossom Spots
  A list of popular cherry blossom spots in Kumamoto.
Side Trips from Kumamoto
 1  Kurokawa Onsen
Hot spring town with attractive town and baths.
User rating: 88/100 (50 votes)
Visited by: 114 users
 2  Mount Aso
Active volcano with a huge ancient caldera.
User rating: 86/100 (353 votes)
Visited by: 706 users
 3  Minamata
From pollution site to environmental model city.
User rating: 66/100 (19 votes)
Visited by: 52 users

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94.  Kumamoto   79/100
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30.  Okayama   959
31.  Mount Fuji   959
32.  Matsumoto   875

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English Links
Kumamoto City
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Japanese Links
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