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Location / Climate


Kumamoto Stroll

Sightseeing spot(area)


Introduction of Sister City

Photo Gallery

Movie Gallery

Sightseeing spots

Kumamoto City is home to many historical sites and natural landscapes

To help visitors better understand the history and culture of Japan, Kumamoto City has many interesting places including Kumamoto Castle, which joins Osaka and Nagoya Castles in being known nationwide, and Suizenji Jojuen Park that illustrates the stylishness of the feudal lord in the Edo Era, Hosokawa. Moreover, Kumamoto's natural landscapes such as Mt.Kimpo and Lake Ezu have given the city the nicknames, "City of Forests" and "City of Water."


Kumamoto Castle
One of Japan’s three most famous castles

Former residence of Hosokawa Gyobu
The traditional “Daimyo” house of the Hosokawa family

Suizenji Jojuen Park
Historical Japanese Garden made by the feudal lord Hosokawa

Goko Memorial Hall
The beautiful red brick hall has an important place in the history of education in Kumamoto.

Riddell and Wright Memorial Hall
The great achievements of women who devoted their life to relief efforts

Reigando Cave
The cave in which Miyamoto Musashi wrote “Gorin no Sho” The Book of Five Rings.

Shimada Museum of Art
The great exhibits of Miyamoto Musashi

Musashizuka Park
The great swordsman watches over the feudal lord from here


Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
Where one can experience the charm of modern art

Kumamoto Prefectural Art Museum(main)
Art Gallery surrounded by the green trees of Kumamoto Castle

Kumamoto City Museum
Museum and Planetarium

Prefectural Traditional Crafts Center
A collection of Kumamoto's traditional crafts

Kumamoto Crafts Hall
Fine crafts of Kumamoto in the historical town of Kawashiri


Former residence of Natsume Soseki
The house in Kumamoto highly prized by Soseki and his wife

Former residence of Koizumi Yakumo
The house in which Koizumi Yakumo spent his first year in Kumamoto

Modern Literature Museum
Writings and literature of Kumamoto


Kumamoto City Zoological and Botanical Gardens
A place to study the habits of animals and enjoy a variety of plants

Lake Ezu
The spring feeding the lake produces 400,000 tons of water a day