The symbol of Kumamoto is “Kamamoto Castle (熊本城)”. It is one of most popular and top 10 castle in Japan. This castle influenced the history of Kumamoto.


Kumamoto is also known for the heart of Kyushu region; as you can see the below image.

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There are some other reasons that makes Kumamoto a very special city and one of the most satisfied life in the World; such as:

Quality Drinking Water:

Kumamoto is blessed with its natural ground water resource which makes Kumamoto “Japan No.1 ground water city”. A quality mineral water is very basic necessities for every day-life.

Fruits & Vegetables:

Because of pure ground water and other natural resources  Kumamoto is rich in agriculture. Thus a fruitful producer of delicious fruits such as; Watermelon, Strawberry, Orange, Melon etc.. Vegetables are Tomatoes, Eggplant, Sweat potatoes, Bitter gourd etc..


Sightseeing Spot:

Kumamoto has many famous spots that attract to visitors.

  • Kumamoto Castle
  • Sakura-no-baba Johsaien
  • Suizenji Garden
  • Hosokawa Residence
  • Fujisaki Hachiman-gu Shrine

How to get in: Access from major cities

  • By Air

From Tokyo : about 95 min

From Nagoya: about 75 min

From Osaka: about 65 min

  • By Shinkansen (Bullet Train)   

From Osaka (Shin-osaka): 179 min

From Fukuoka (Hakata): 35 min

From Kagoshima: 44 min