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  • Kumamoto Prefectural Traditional Crafts Center
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    4.0
    49 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshichuouku Chibajoumachi 3-35
    A cultural facility located in Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture which focuses on displaying traditional crafts from the prefecture. The museum exhibits a collection some 80 varieties and 1,000 examples of crafts created by Kumamoto craftspersons such as higo zogan inlaying, porcelain, cutlery, bamboowork, and dyed and woven fabrics. Some of the exhibits can be touched, weekly events are held, and the facility also sells crafts by artisans from both Kumamoto and other areas.

    We saw a class in session for making crafts and there are some crafts on display on 2F. The shop area has many local items for sale that are good for gifts. You can visit easily in 30 minutes.

  • Amakusa Shiro Memorial Hall
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    3.5
    77 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Kamiamakusashi Oyanomachinaka 977-1
    Near the beginning of the Edo period, Shiro Amakusa led a popular uprising fueled by faith that would become known as the “Shimabara Rebellion.” The “Amakusa Shiro Memorial Hall” introduces the conflict’s background and historical context in an easy-to-understand manner using powerful video footage and other materials. Come trace the origins of this epic struggle for freedom and peace.

    This Memorial Hall has all the history of Shiro Amakusa and the island of Amakusa. It has an exhibition hall with English and Japanese description. What impressed us most is that there is a...

  • Mifune Dinosaur Museum
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    4.0
    28 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Kamimashikigunmifunemachi Mifune 995-6
    A Tyrannosaurus rex stands at the entrance to Mifune Dinosaur Museum, looking as if it is about to move even now. The museum is arranged into five permanent exhibit zones including dinosaur skeletons and fossils. Of these the most impressive is the “dinosaur evolution parade” with displays focused around dinosaur bones.  The Pterosaur in the ceiling is so dynamic that it looks as if it is really flying. At the museum’s “open laboratory” one can watch staff doing work such as cleaning fossils up close. This is a museum where the history and evolution of animals come alive.

    熊本市内から車で約30分くらい、大型の博物館ではありませんでしたが、館内は昨年にリニューアルされたとあって綺麗です。 展示物はたくさんあり、分かりやすい言葉で解説されていたので楽しく学ぶことができました。 トリケラトプスやアパトサウルスなどの実物大の恐竜が10頭くらい館内中央に並んでいる姿は圧巻です!2階からそれらの恐竜を眺めることができます。

  • Tomioka Visitor Center
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    3.5
    15 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Amakusagunreihokumachi Tomioka 2245-15
    This museum is located on the ruins of the Tomioka Castle's keep in Amakusa County's Reihoku Town. Tomioka Castle was built by Terazawa Hirotaka, who became the feudal lord of Amakusa in 1601. The turret and the Korai-mon Gate have been restored. The facility also distributes tourist information, including on the history and natural environment of the Amakusa region.

    天草の自然やキリシタンに関する文化・歴史資料の展示がありました。富岡城本丸跡の高台にあり、無料で入場できます。

  • ASO VOLCANO MUSEUM
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    3.5
    142 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asoshi Akamizu 1930-1
    This three-story museum in Aso City is dedicated to Mt. Aso, an active volcano. The second floor's permanent exhibit features panel displays of the area's geology and the current conditions of the volcano. The third floor has video facilities showcasing Aso's natural environment and the area's folk culture. The museum lets visitors view the craters in real time, helpful when access is restricted due to bad weather or volcanic activity. Head to the first floor for the gift shop and a restaurant serving light fare.

    The area around the vulcano is closed caused by the present outbrake looking very impressive from the museum. the museum itself needs to be reviewed, pretty dusty.

  • Kumamoto Prefectural Ancient Burial Mound Museum
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    4.0
    21 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Yamagashi Kaoumachiwabaru 3085
    At this museum on the site of the Iwabaru Tumuli, you can see ruins from the Kikuchi River basin, excavated artifacts, and a 3D panoramic film of a replica of the area's decorative burial mounds. On Saturdays they hold workshops in the ancient ways like making bronze mirrors. You can also see the nearby Futagozuka Tumulus and the Tunnel Tomb Group.

    The Decorated Tumulus Museum opened in the early 1990s, the museum building being designed by one of Japans most famous architects:Tadeo Ando. Designed in the shape of a keyhole it is set on the...

  • HAKUTAKE DENSHOGURA kuma shochu museum
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    4.0
    11 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Hitoyoshishi Gounoharumachi 461-7
    This museum in Hitoyoshi City, Kumamoto Prefecture is dedicated to Hakutake, a kind of Japanese rice shochu. It presents the traditional manufacturing process of the Takahashi Distillery through videos and has displays of shochu making equipment in their exhibition area. They also have an area for tastings where you can try shochu varieties like Hakutake and Shiro and then purchase a bottle of the one you like best to take home.

    お酒を飲みませんがお土産を買いに訪れました。 最初、説明の映像を見ます。 お土産目的としては程よい感じでした。 こちらでしか買えないと言われたものだけ購入したのですが、結構種類があり思っていた以上沢山買ってしまいました。

  • MINAMATA DISEASE MUNICIPAL MUSEUM
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    Kumamoto Pref. Minamatashi Myoujinchou 53
    This museum in Minamata City, Kumamoto Prefecture was created to make sure the public never forgets about the story of Minamata Disease, an illness with origins in local pollution. It presents the facts behind the outbreak of the illness with images, panel displays, and important documents. They also have a program featuring talks by victims of the disease and their families available with reservations. Lots of domestic and international tourists visit this museum.
  • Amakusa Christian Museum
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Pref. Amakusashi Funenomachi 19-52
    This museum that exhibits Christian relics from Amakusa and archaeological materials is located a 15-minute drive from Amakusa Airport. It explains the history of Christianity in Amakusa centered on the Shimabara Rebellion through easy-to-understand exhibits divided into four zones. You can see about 200 items such as the battle flag of Shiro Amakusa, one of the world's three great military flags designated as an important cultural property of Japan, weapons used in uprisings, plates with crucifixes or other Christian items to prove non-belief from the time when Christianity was suppressed, and Maria Kannon (a statue of the Bodhisattva Kannon worshipped by Japanese crypto-Christians as an avatar of the Virgin Mary) that recall the lives of hidden Christians.

    歴史的にも興味のある所ですので、 わざわざ探していきました。 お店の雰囲気は、落ち着いていて静かです。メニューも定番がありました。

  • Kakure Christian Minzoku Museum Santa Maria Tate
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    Kumamoto Pref. Amakusashi Ariakemachikoutsura 1940-1
  • Hitoyoshi Railway Museum MOZOCA Station 868
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    Kumamoto Hitoyoshi-shi Nakaaoimachi 343-14
  • Sakitsu Museum Minato Ya
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    4.0
    14 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Amakusa-shi Kawauramachi Sakitsu 463

    木造二階建ての小さな資料館ですが、この地区の信仰の歴史が分かりやすく展示されていました。入館無料です。

  • Hitoyoshi SL Exhibition Hall
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    Kumamoto Hitoyoshi-shi Yatakemachi 4716-4
  • Tokutomi Memorial Sono
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    4.0
    20 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Kumamoto-shi Chuo-ku Oe 4-10-33

    大通りからの案内表示は車で通っていて何度か目にしていたのですが、来たのは初めてです。熊本城稲荷神社から場所を確認して、5分程度の運転でした。住宅地の中にありますが、駐車場は前に無料のスペースがあります。入場は無料で、鉄筋の建物のほうに資料展示があります。木造家屋の入居は熊本地震の被害でまだ立ち入り禁止でした。施設名勝が徳富という名字だけなのは、展示が兄弟のものになっているからなのかなと見学してみて...

  • Higo Thailand Park
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    4.5
    3 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Aso-gun Ubuyamamura Tajiri 771

    平日に訪問したためか、貸切状態でした。誰もいないため静かでちょっと不安を感じるくらいでしたが、その分気兼ねなく自由に過ごせました。 緑豊かで気持ちの良い場所です。もちろん昆虫もたくさんいます。普段ゲームばかりしてる子供たちには違う遊びや体験ができます。敷地内の清流が美しくて涼しげで、夜は満天の星空を堪能できました。 ログハウスはテレビや冷蔵庫、コンロ、食器など完備されており、ユニットバスや布団は清...

  • Shimbun Museum
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    4.5
    7 Reviews
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    Kumamoto Kumamoto-shi Yoyasumachi 172

    エルセルモ熊本の近くにある熊本日日新聞本社内にあります。過去の新聞記事も保存されており、熊本の近代のできごとがわかります。最近では熊本地震に関する展示などもあり、貴重な場所になっています。

  • ASO denenkukan Museum
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    Kumamoto Pref. Asoshi Kurokawa Aso station in 1440-1 road
  • Kumamoto Daigaku Go Ko Memorial Hall
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    Kumamoto Kumamoto-shi Chuo-ku Kurokami 2-chome 40-1
  • Higoiku Memorial
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    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshichuouku Honjou 2-chome 2-1
  • Kurekokodainosatoyamanokurashitogeinonoshiryoshitu
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    Kumamoto Pref. Yatsushiroshi Izumimachikureko 72

Kumamoto Main Areas

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Kumamoto lies in the center of Kyushu, a calm prefecture perfect for easy strolls around the historic center and lazy evenings in the natural hot springs at Kurokawa Onsen. For a slightly more strenuous activity, head to Mount Aso, whose surrounding hills offer hiking opportunities aplenty with views over the active volcano.

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