Kumamoto
Explore Kumamoto
Kumamoto
Kumamoto
Explore Kumamoto
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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

1
Castle

Kumamoto Castle

Beautiful reconstruction of the original castle.
4.0 / 5
901
4
Historic Site

Hearn Residence

Former residence of the author Lafcadio Hearn.
3.2 / 5
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Side Trips from Kumamoto
2

Aso

Active volcano with a huge ancient caldera.
3.8 / 5
1,041
3

Minamata

From pollution site to environmental model city.
2.8 / 5
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Access and Orientation