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Kumamoto 
# 29   of 178 destinations
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Kumamoto Castle

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.

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Attractions
 1  Kumamoto Castle
Beautiful reconstruction of the original castle.
User rating: 85/100 (333 votes)
Visited by: 668 users
 2  Suizenji Garden
Landscape garden reproducing the Tokaido.
User rating: 81/100 (155 votes)
Visited by: 304 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: 47 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: 87/100 (54 votes)
Visited by: 117 users
 2  Mount Aso
Active volcano with a huge ancient caldera.
User rating: 86/100 (363 votes)
Visited by: 728 users
 3  Minamata
From pollution site to environmental model city.
User rating: 65/100 (21 votes)
Visited by: 54 users

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Best rated destinations (out of 162):
89.  Nozawa Onsen   79/100
90.  Hachimantai   79/100
91.  Hikone   79/100
92.  Kurashiki   79/100
93.  Dazaifu   79/100
94.  Kumamoto   79/100
95.  Yuzawa   78/100
96.  Hirosaki   78/100
97.  Kotohira   78/100
98.  Aizu   78/100
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24.  Uji   1050
25.  Beppu   1027
26.  Hakodate   1011
27.  Mount Fuji   1006
28.  Otaru   1005
29.  Kumamoto   999
30.  Ise Shima   981
31.  Okayama   980
32.  Matsumoto   896
33.  Kagoshima   858

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English Links
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Japanese Links
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