Kumamoto is a city/prefecture in Kyushu. It`s home to the mascot we all love Kumamon! Kumamoto was hit very hard in the earthquakes of 2016, and sight seeing attractions such as Kumamoto Castle were seriously damaged. Kumamoto city hopes to repair the damage of the main area by 2019. Many people are traveling to the Kyushu area and spending money to support the Kyushu people.
Another great hot springs town. Choose from a wide variety of ryokans and enjoy many different hot springs.
Kumamoto City, situated roughly in the center of Kumamoto Prefecture, is the government and economic center of the prefecture. It has a population of over 730,000 and holds the largest-scale shopping arcade in western Japan. With a length of over 1 kilometer, the arcade is located at the foot of Kumamoto Castle in the city center. In the shopping arcade, there is a wide variety of shops, such as department stores, electronic shops, drugstores, and boutiques. There are also a variety of restaurants and bars where tourists can enjoy local delicacies.