Kumamoto Outdoors

Valentine’s Boat Trips in Kumamoto

Jan 29, 2024 By Justin Hanus

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now could be the perfect time to plan a memorable romantic boat trip that takes in some of the scenery the Kumamoto prefecture...[ Click to read more ]

New Year Bike Rides in Kumamoto

Dec 27, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Need to do a bit of exercise to shed those extra pounds gained during the holiday season? What better way than to explore the city on two wheels and let...[ Click to read more ]

Great Things to Do in Western Kumamoto

Nov 28, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Western Kumamoto is dominated by Mount Kinbo, a now-extinct volcano, but there is still plenty on offer. Whether you enjoy spending time in nature, are interested in ancient Japanese culture,...[ Click to read more ]

Aso-Kuju: Kumamoto’s Breathtaking Park

Jul 01, 2023 By William Farrow

For residents of Kyushu, the outdoors and nature are always nearby. A far cry from the large cities of Honshu, people can expect a rich abundance of activities and places...[ Click to read more ]

Boat Trips in Kumamoto

May 19, 2023 By Justin Hanus

As a port city with several waterways, Kumamoto offers up a few boating opportunities. These include cruises along rivers and lakes and ferry trips that take you further afield. Here...[ Click to read more ]

Great Places for a Date in Kumamoto

May 19, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Kumamoto has many romantic spots that are ideal for a date. Whether you’re looking for places to spend the weekend together or want somewhere you can go for a few...[ Click to read more ]

Minamata in Kumamoto: From Environmental Disaster to Eco-Town

Apr 20, 2023 By Justin Hanus

One of the worst environmental disasters in Japan occurred in Minamata (a town on Kyushu island in Kumamoto prefecture) when a chemical contaminant poisoned numerous residents; however, in the years...[ Click to read more ]

Exploring the Amakusa Islands Near Kumamoto

Apr 20, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Around 60 kilometers from Kumamoto City is a group of unique islands called Amakusa. There are two main islands (Shimoshima and Ueshima) and hundreds of smaller ones. Isolated from the...[ Click to read more ]

Great Walks in Kumamoto

Mar 27, 2023 By Justin Hanus

As we approach the warmer weather, savoring the great outdoors becomes a must for most. The volcanic island of Kyushu is arguably the best in Japan for hikes, many located...[ Click to read more ]

Why Visit Suizenji Park in Kumamoto?

Mar 24, 2023 By Justin Hanus

One of Kumamoto's most popular tourist spots is Suizenji Park, best known for its gardens. Strolling along the paths, over the two stone bridges, and past the ponds filled with...[ Click to read more ]