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The Best Things to Do in Kumamoto

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Kumamoto Castle , Kumamoto
One of Japan's most iconic structures, Kumamoto Castle dates back to the 15th century and draws flocks of visitors with its distinct architec
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With a lush rolling landscape and fresh clear waters filled with colorful carp, Suizenji Jojuen Garden remains a welcoming sanctuary and auth
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History Museum
Experience a taste of the old days at Sakuranobaba Johsaien, an Edo-themed complex allowing visitors to travel back in time. Begin your tour
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Takachiho Gorge , Takachiho-cho
Towering walls of basalt accented by several waterfalls awe visitors at Takachiho Gorge, a chasm formed by the waters of the Gokase River. At
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Castles · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Centered around its castle, Kumamoto stands as a historic city with plenty of modern-day appeal to add to the mix. The castle steals visitors' attention at the start of many visits to Kumamoto, though the surrounding streets of restaurants, stores, and museums soon provide a touch of the city's pleasant modern ambiance. Day trips throughout the surrounding region offer chances to see volcanic areas with hot springs and crater lakes, as well as an archipelago of 120 islands off the coast. Arrange all the small, but important details of your Kumamoto trip itinerary using our Japan tour itinerary planner.

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Places to visit with Kumamoto

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Where to stay in Kumamoto

By far the majority of the accommodations in Kumamoto lie to the east and south of the main park containing the castle. Ranging from budget guesthouses to luxury hotels, and even luxury guesthouses (traditional
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