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Aso volcano mountain and farmer village in Kumamoto, Japan = Shutterstock

Aso volcano mountain and farmer village in Kumamoto, Japan = Shutterstock

Kumamoto Prefecture: Best Attractions and Things to do

Kumamoto is often referred to as "country of fire." Because in Kumamoto prefecture, there is Mt. Aso that still continues volcanic activity. It is a popular course in Kumamoto prefecture to see this volcano. Kumamoto castle in Kumamoto city is now restoring because part of it was broken in the 2016 big earthquake.

Outline of Kumamoto

Kumamoto Castle with cherry blossoms in spring. Kumamoto, Japan.Kumamoto Castle is currently under repair = Shutterstock

Kumamoto Castle with cherry blossoms in spring. Kumamoto, Japan.Kumamoto Castle is currently under repair = Shutterstock

Map of Kumamoto

Map of Kumamoto

 

 

Kumamoto Castle

Kumamoto Castle in Kyushu, Japan = AdobeStock

Kumamoto Castle in Kyushu, Japan = AdobeStock

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Photos: Kumamoto Castle in Kyushu, Japan

If you want to see the strongest castle in Japan, I recommend Kumamoto Castle in Kyushu. Kumamoto Castle was heavily damaged by the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes. The photos on this page were taken before 2016. The castle is currently under restoration. From the spring of 2021, you will finally be able ...

VISIT | Kumamoto Castle
VISIT | Kumamoto Castle

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If you want to see the strongest castle in Japan, I recommend Kumamoto Castle in Kyushu. Kumamoto Castle was heavily damaged by the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes. The photos on this page were taken before 2016. The castle is currently under restoration. From the spring of 2021, you will finally be able to visit the castle tower. If you go to this castle, you will surely feel the atmosphere of the samurai and the feelings of the locals who protect their castle!

 

Aso

Crater in Aso = Shutterstock

Crater in Aso = Shutterstock

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Photos: Let's enjoy the magnificent view of Aso!

If you travel to Kyushu Island in Japan, I recommend going to Aso. In Aso, the caldera basin (18 kilometers east to west and 25 kilometers north to south) created by the volcanic eruption spreads, and beautiful mountains are connected around it. The volcano is still active and you can go ...

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Photos: Volcanic landscape at Aso in Kuomamoto Prefecture, Kyushu

Japan has about 110 active volcanoes, equivalent to 7% of the world. As a result, there are many hot springs. The volcanoes teach us the fear, beauty and appreciation of nature. If you want to feel such a volcano up close, I recommend going to Aso in Kyushu. I also recommend ...

 

Kikuchi

Kikuchi Valley in Kumamoto Prefecture = Shutterstock

Kikuchi Valley in Kumamoto Prefecture = Shutterstock

Kikuchi Keikoku (Kikuchi Gorge) in Kumamoto Prefecture1
Photos: Kikuchi Keikoku (Kikuchi Gorge)

Have you heard of Kikuchi Keikoku (Kikuchi Gorge) in Kumamoto Prefecture? Speaking of a beautiful mountain stream in Japan, I first associate it with the Oirase stream (Aomori prefecture) in the Tohoku region of Honshu. The Oirase stream has become more and more popular in recent years, but the Kikuchi Keikoku ...

 

Okoshiki Coast

Okoshiki Coast in the Ariake Sea, Kyushu = Shutterstock

Okoshiki Coast in the Ariake Sea, Kyushu = Shutterstock

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Photos: Okoshiki Coast in the Ariake Sea, Kyushu

The Ariake Sea in Kyushu is a bay with a large difference between low tide and high tide. At low tide, a vast tidal flat appears. Especially at Okoshiki Kaigan (Okoshiki Coast, Kumamoto Prefecture) you can watch the best sunsets as you can see on this page! Table of ContentsPhotos of ...

 

 

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About me

Bon KUROSAWA  I have long worked as a senior editor for Nihon Keizai Shimbun (NIKKEI) and currently work as an independent web writer. At NIKKEI, I was the editor-in-chief of the media on Japanese culture. Let me introduce a lot of fun and interesting things about Japan. Please refer to this article for more details.

2020-05-14

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