Kumamoto Dining

Best Places for Breakfast in Kumamoto

Nov 30, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Breakfast in Japan may be quite different than what you’re used to, as it consists of things like grilled fish, steamed rice, and pickles. However, you can also find restaurants...[ Click to read more ]

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Breweries in Kumamoto

Jul 19, 2023 By Justin Hanus

One of the most thriving areas of Japan's Kyushu region, Kumamoto has a strong history of alcohol production. Not just in the nation's favorite tipple of sake but also in...[ Click to read more ]

Kumamoto Street Food

Jun 28, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Home to picturesque remote islands and the smoking Mount Aso, Kumamoto is the place to head to in Japan’s Kyushu region if you’re a foodie. Famed for its sweetfish sushi...[ Click to read more ]

Valentine’s Day in Kumamoto

Jan 20, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Are you looking to spoil someone on Valentine’s Day this year? Although more of a Western tradition, Valentine’s Day is becoming bigger in Japan, especially with the growing expat community...[ Click to read more ]

Street Food in Kumamoto

Jan 20, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Kumamoto is well worth a visit if you're a foodie, as it has a diverse cuisine with unique dishes and twists on national favorites. In addition to numerous fine restaurants,...[ Click to read more ]

Best Ramen Restaurants in Kumamoto

Dec 24, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Kumamoto is a culinary center in Japan, but a top dish from the city has to be its ramen. Kumamoto-style ramen consists of pork broth, medium-size noodles, and toppings of...[ Click to read more ]

Wine Tasting in Kumamoto

Nov 29, 2022 By Justin Hanus

There are several wineries across Kyushu, including a couple in Kumamoto. Visiting one is a great way to learn more about the wine from the region. Even more importantly, you’ll...[ Click to read more ]

Great Pubs for Expats in Kumamoto

Nov 29, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Kumamoto has a vibrant nightlife that draws in locals and foreigners alike. There are many excellent pubs for expats to check out, ranging from small intimate bars to live music...[ Click to read more ]

What’s So Special About Kuma Shochu?

Oct 25, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Shochu is a distilled liquor mainly produced in areas where the climate is too warm to make sake. Although records are scarce (particularly primary sources), people have been drinking shochu...[ Click to read more ]

Thanksgiving in Kumamoto

Oct 24, 2022 By Justin Hanus

Like many countries, Japan celebrates Thanksgiving each November. However, things are slightly different in the Land of the Rising Sun. Japan has a Labor Thanksgiving Day that is on the...[ Click to read more ]