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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.

Top attractions in Kumamoto

Historic Site

Hearn Residence

Former residence of the author Lafcadio Hearn.
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Side Trips from Kumamoto
Volcano

Mount Aso

Active volcano with a huge ancient caldera.
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Minamata

From pollution site to environmental model city.
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Access and Orientation

Hotels around Kumamoto

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