Kumamoto is the capital of Kumamoto prefecture on the island of Kyushu. It is a major city on Kyushu’s west coast with a population of 650,000.
Its main tourist attractions consist of Mt. Aso, one of the world’s largest active volcanoes, Kumamoto castle and Suizenji park. There is also an amusement park “Mitsui Greenland” in Arao.
Kumamoto Castle is one of the most beautiful castles in Japan, and the third largest.
The beautiful reconstruction of the original castle
Hosokawa Residence where high-ranked samurai used to live
Suizenji-Jojuen garden that reproduces 53 Tokaido post stations