Kumamoto has numerous historic and cultural sites, including Kumamoto Castle, which is one of the three great castles in Japan, and the Manda Pit World Heritage Site. There are many highlights you shouldn’t miss, such as theme parks that can be enjoyed by families and spots famous for beautiful flowers.
Kumamoto CastleApprox. 50 min.
Kumamoto Castle is located in Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture, and is one of Japan's three great castles, along with Osaka Castle and Nagoya Castle
Aso KusasenriApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.
A perfect location for viewing the Nakadake peak of fuming Mt. Aso. A vast, idyllic prairie with a large pond and grazing horses.
GreenlandApprox. 20 min.
Located in Arao City, Kumamoto Prefecture, this is a large resort area that attracts approximately three million people annually.
Manda PitApprox. 25 min.
In 2015, this area was inscribed on the World Heritage List as an industrial revolution heritage site of Japan in the Meiji period.
Suizenji JojuenApprox. 60 min.
This graceful Momoyama-style garden, spread over 73,000 m², allows you to stroll around a pond where the underground water of Aso quietly springs.
Aso Cuddly DominionApprox. 1 hr. 30 min.
This is an animal park where everyone from children to senior citizens can interact with animals and enjoy themselves all day in the vast natural location of Aso.
Kikuchi GorgeApprox. 60 min.
This forest of relaxation covers a vast area of approximately 1,193 ha, and features the unspoiled natural scenery of mountain streams and beautiful woods.
YachiyozaApprox. 35 min.
This is a playhouse built in 1910. It has been designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan and still conveys the style of a Kabuki theater from the Edo period.