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The capital of Kumamoto Prefecture, Kumamoto (F{) is a major city on Kyushu's west coast with a population of around 750,000. The city is most famous for its castle, which is one of Japan's largest and most complete.

Top attractions in Kumamoto

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Castle

Kumamoto Castle

Beautiful reconstruction of the original castle.
4.0 / 5
922
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Historic Site

Hearn Residence

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

Active volcano with a huge ancient caldera.
3.8 / 5
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Minamata

From pollution site to environmental model city.
2.8 / 5
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Kumamoto by interest

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Hotels around Kumamoto

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    • Dyeing and Hostel Nakashimaya - Female Only
      Budget-friendly
      Only a 2-minute walk from Senbabashi Train Station, Dyeing and Hostel Nakashimaya is a female only property that offers affordable accommodations with free Wi-Fi. Guests can enjoy views of Kumamoto Castle from the balcony and experience traditional tie-dyeing activities. JR Kumamoto Train Station is a 20-minute walk away. Guests can choose to stay in private Japanese-style rooms or in shared dormitory-style rooms. All rooms feature air conditioning, tatami (woven-straw) floors and Japanese futon bedding. Bathrooms and toilets are shared. Nakashimaya Dyeing and Hostel is a 15-minute walk from Kumamoto Castle and a 10-minute drive from Honmyo Temple. A coin-launderette is available. Guests can sit by the traditional Irori hearth and enjoy DVDs on the flat-screen TV at the shared lounge. A free-use internet PC is available and the free-use kitchen comes with a microwave and fridge. No meals are served.
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    • Minshuku Hiroshimaya
      Budget-friendly
      Situated in Kumamoto, an 40-minute walk from Hosokawa Residence Gyobutei, Hiroshimaya provides air-conditioned accommodation with free WiFi. Located around 2.2 km from Kumamoto Castle, the guest house is also 5 km away from Suizenji Park. The property is 800 metres from Shimada Museum of Art. Guest rooms at the guest house are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The shared bathroom is fitted with a shower and free toiletries. Kumamoto City Museum is 1.5 km from Hiroshimaya, while Former Residence of Natsume Soseki is 2.3 km away. The nearest airport is Kumamoto Airport, 16 km from the property.
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    • Hotel Nikko Kumamoto
      Luxury
      Located in the heart of the city, Hotel Nikko Kumamoto features accommodations with free wired internet access and views of Kumamoto Castle. Torichosuji Train Station is a 1-minute walk, and the JR Kumamoto Train Station is a 10-minute drive away. Guests can choose among 5 dining options and relaxing massages can be requested as well. The air-conditioned rooms feature carpeted floors and a flat-screen TV. An electric kettle and nightwear are provided for guests. The en suite bathroom comes with slippers and a hairdryer. Laundry and photocopying services are available at the 24-hour front desk. Room service and newspapers are also provided. Les Celebrites serves French dishes, and Tao-Li offers Cantonese specialities. Benkei serves Japanese cuisines with nice views and drinks are available at Fountain bar lounge. Breakfast is served at AsoShed. Kumamoto Hotel Nikko is a 10-minute walk from Kumamoto Castle, and the Contemporary Art Museum is only a 1-minute walk away.
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    • REF Kumamoto by VESSEL HOTELS
      Luxury
      Set in Kumamoto, within 1.2 km of Kumamoto Castle and 2.6 km of Hosokawa Residence Gyobutei, REF Kumamoto by VESSEL HOTELS offers accommodation with a spa and wellness centre and free WiFi throughout the property. Featuring a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with a restaurant. Attractions in the area include Suizenji Park, 4.2 km away, or Shimada Museum of Art, located 2.9 km from the property. A continental breakfast is available every morning at the hotel. REF Kumamoto by VESSEL HOTELS offers a sauna. Children's amenities are available at the front desk free of charge. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Former Residence of Natsume Soseki and Kumamoto City Museum. The nearest airport is Kumamoto Airport, 18 km from REF Kumamoto by VESSEL HOTELS.
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    • KKR Hotel Kumamoto
      Mid-range
      Situated within 4 km of Suizenji Park and less than 1 km of Former Residence of Natsume Soseki, KKR Hotel Kumamoto features rooms in Kumamoto. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi. Private parking is available on site. At the hotel, the rooms have a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. All rooms at KKR Hotel Kumamoto have air conditioning and a wardrobe. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental or a buffet breakfast. Popular points of interest near KKR Hotel Kumamoto include Kumamoto Castle, Hosokawa Residence Gyobutei and Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto. The nearest airport is Kumamoto Airport, 14 km from the hotel.
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    • Hotel Trusty Premier Kumamoto
      Luxury
      Set in Kumamoto, 1.3 km from Kumamoto Castle, Hotel Trusty Premier Kumamoto offers air-conditioned accommodation and a bar. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and a concierge service, along with free WiFi. The property is 2.6 km from Hosokawa Residence Gyobutei and 4.4 km from Suizenji Park. At the hotel, all rooms include a desk and a flat-screen TV. All guest rooms will provide guests with a fridge. Guests at Hotel Trusty Premier Kumamoto can enjoy a ? la carte breakfast. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Kumamoto City Museum and Former Residence of Natsume Soseki. The nearest airport is Kumamoto Airport, 15 km from Hotel Trusty Premier Kumamoto.
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    • Hotel The Gate Kumamoto
      Mid-range
      Featuring a shared lounge, Hotel The Gate Kumamoto is set in Kumamoto in the Kumamoto region, 3.1 km from Hosokawa Residence Gyobutei and 3.3 km from Kumamoto Castle. With a bar, the 3-star hostel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a shared bathroom. The hostel features family rooms. Suizenji Park is 6 km from the hostel, while Kumamoto City Museum is 2.6 km away. The nearest airport is Kumamoto Airport, 16 km from Hotel The Gate Kumamoto.
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    • Resters Bed&Co.
      Budget-friendly
      A 10-minute walk from Kumamoto Castle, Resters Bed&Co. features accommodations with free WiFi. Suidoucho Train Station is a 5-minute walk away. The air-conditioned rooms include a desk and refrigerator. Some rooms feature tatami (woven-straw) flooring and traditional futon bedding, while others come with Western beds. A limited number of tablets can be rented at the property. The hotel is a 10-minute stroll from Kumamoto Parco and a 15-minute drive from Suizenji Park. Kumamoto Airport is a 45-minute drive away.
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    • Place Hotel Ascot
      Mid-range
      Set within 2.7 km of Hosokawa Residence Gyobutei and 3.3 km of Suizenji Park, Place Hotel Ascot offers rooms in Kumamoto. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi throughout the property. Kumamoto City Museum is 2.1 km away and Shimada Museum of Art is 5 km from the hotel. All guest rooms come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a fridge, a kettle, a bidet, a hairdryer and a desk. The rooms feature a private bathroom with a shower and free toiletries. Guests at the hotel can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Popular points of interest near Place Hotel Ascot include Kumamoto Castle, Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto and Former Residence of Natsume Soseki. The nearest airport is Kumamoto Airport, 14 km from the accommodation.
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    • Dormy Inn Kumamoto Natural Hot Spring
      Mid-range
      Dormy Inn Kumamoto Natural Hot Spring is centrally located in Kumamoto, in front of the Kumamoto Bus Terminal and 1.6 km from the JR Kumamoto Station. It offers sauna facilities, a public bath and rooms with free wired internet. Modern guest rooms offer both air conditioning and heating facilities. Each room is equipped with a fridge, a tea/coffee maker and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The en suite bathroom comes with toiletries and a hairdryer. A coin laundrette is located on site and dry cleaning service is also available. Massage services can be arranged upon request. English speaking staff can assist guests at the front desk. Guests can enjoy a daily breakfast buffet at the hotelfs restaurant. Dormy Inn Kumamoto Natural Hot Spring is 800 metres from the Kumamoto Castle and 1 km from Sakuranobaba Johsaien. Departure times of the hotel's free shuttle to Kumamoto Station are given in Important Information below.
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