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Kumamoto

3.7
Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks
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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Popular things to do in Kumamoto

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Castle
Kumamoto Castle
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Garden
Suizenji Jojuen Garden
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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History Museum
Sakuranobaba Johsaien
3.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Kato Shrine
4.0
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Kumamoto

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Canyon
Takachiho Gorge Takachiho-cho
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Lookout
Daikanbo Aso
4.6
Duration: 1 hour
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Lookout
Kokonoe Yume Otsurihashi Bridge Kokonoe-machi
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Takachiho Shrine Takachiho-cho
4.4
Duration: 1 hour

Shopping in Kumamoto

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Shopping Mall
Shimotori Shotengai
3.4
Duration: 1 hour
Gift & Specialty Shop
KUMAMON products Nagataniya
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Department Store
Tsuruya Department Store
3.7
Duration: 1 hour
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Shopping Mall
Cocosa
4.1
Duration: 1 hour

Museums in Kumamoto

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Art Museum
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes
History Museum
Newspaper Museum
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Museum
Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art
3.6
Duration: 1 hour
History Museum
Kumamoto Castle Museum Wakuwakuza
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Kumamoto

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Park
Suizenji Ezuko Park
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
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Zoo
Kumamoto Zoo and Botanical Gardens
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
Historic Walking Area
Kamitori Shopping Street
3.3
Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
Kumamotojoinari Shrine
3.5
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Kumamoto

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Religious Site
Reigando
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
Kengun Shrine
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
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Church
Catholic Tetori Church
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
Historic Site
The Memorial Museum of the Fifth High School
4.0
Duration: 1 hour

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