Kumamoto Prefecture

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 ]

Summer Days Out in Kumamoto

Apr 20, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Located in the center of the southern Kyushu island of Japan, Kumamoto is known for its gorgeous scenery. There is certainly no shortage of fantastic days out during the summer...[ 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 ]

The Best Thermal Spas in Kumamoto

Mar 24, 2023 By Justin Hanus

The island of Kyushu is known for having many active volcanoes. This means it’s an excellent spot for thermal spas, called onsen. There are many to choose from throughout Kumamoto...[ 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 ]

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 ]

Sports Classes in Kumamoto

Feb 22, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Looking to participate in some sporting pursuits in Kumamoto? You can find plenty of municipal and private gyms and sports centers across the prefecture that offer multi-sports as well as...[ Click to read more ]