Kumamoto

Best Places to Grab a Sandwich in Kumamoto

Jan 30, 2024 By Justin Hanus

Whether you’re on the go and need to grab a quick lunch or you just enjoy a good sandwich, you’ll be pleased to hear that you have many options in...[ Click to read more ]

Skate Parks in Kumamoto

Jan 30, 2024 By Justin Hanus

Skateboarding has increased in popularity across Japan since the Tokyo Olympics a few years ago, with many purpose-built indoor and outdoor parks appearing in recent times. Kumamoto has a pretty...[ Click to read more ]

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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 ]

Where to Go for Ice Cream in Kumamoto

Dec 27, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Like the rest of Japan, Kumamoto has plenty of places where you’ll find high-quality ice cream. Whereas soft-serve ice cream is the most popular, you can also find gelato. To...[ Click to read more ]

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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 ]

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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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 ]

All About Higo Zogan

Oct 27, 2023 By Justin Hanus

A local craft you’ll only see in Kumamoto is Higo Zogan. It involves engraving an iron base with a design and inlaying with gold, silver, or both. Designs are often...[ Click to read more ]

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Pottery Workshops and Galleries in Kumamoto

Sep 28, 2023 By Justin Hanus

The island of Kyushu is known worldwide for its ceramics. Kumamoto prefecture is the birthplace of the Shodai and Koda styles, and the city of Amakusa produces high-quality ceramics from...[ Click to read more ]

Expat Community Support in Kumamoto

Sep 28, 2023 By Justin Hanus

Finding your feet when you relocate to a new country or area can take a while. What are the registration procedures, if any? Where can you go to meet new...[ Click to read more ]