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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Kyushu - Kumamoto
Kumamoto 
# 27   of 179 destinations
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Kumamoto Castle

 
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Kumamoto Report - March 26, 2015

The capital of Kumamoto Prefecture, Kumamoto (熊本) 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 and most complete.

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Attractions
 1  Kumamoto Castle
Beautiful reconstruction of the original castle.
User rating: 85/100 (351 votes)
Visited by: 705 users
 2  Suizenji Garden
Landscape garden reproducing the Tokaido.
User rating: 81/100 (162 votes)
Visited by: 319 users
 3  Hosokawa Residence
Former residence of high ranked samurai.
User rating: 73/100 (49 votes)
Visited by: 89 users
 4  Hearn Residence
Former residence of the author Lafcadio Hearn.
User rating: 65/100 (23 votes)
Visited by: 49 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 (59 votes)
Visited by: 127 users
 2  Mount Aso
Active volcano with a huge ancient caldera.
User rating: 86/100 (376 votes)
Visited by: 757 users
 3  Minamata
From pollution site to environmental model city.
User rating: 65/100 (22 votes)
Visited by: 56 users

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94.  Kurashiki   79/100
95.  Kumamoto   79/100
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29.  Hakodate   1045
30.  Okayama   1030
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English Links
Kumamoto City
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Japanese Links
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