Kumamoto Castles

Top Hanami Sites in Kumamoto

Feb 24, 2023 By Justin Hanus

With spring approaching fast, people's attention starts to Japan's Hanami season. Hanami means "flower viewing," and it's the annual period in Japan, usually around late March and early April when...[ Click to read more ]

Who Are the Figures of the Statues Near Kumamoto Castle?

Oct 25, 2022 By Justin Hanus

On the Tsuboi River, next to Kumamoto Castle, is Takahashi Park, named for the former mayor of Kumamoto. Although it's only a small park, it's significant because of its memorial...[ Click to read more ]