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Traveling in Kumamoto

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  • Lafcadio Hearn’s Former Residence
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    Historical Monument
    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshichuouku Anseimachi 2-6

    Koizumis (aka Lafcadio Hearn) old house is only about a 10 minute walk from my house so I was eager to go see it. Luckily the house had just been fully reopened after it was damaged in last years...

  • Kumamoto Castle
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    Historical Monument
    Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshichuouku Honmaru 1-1

    Currently under long term repair from the 2016 earthquake. I suggest you try to visit on Sunday or national holiday when repair work is stopped and you are allowed to enter the castle grounds to see...

  • Omiya Shrine
    Shrine
    Kumamoto Pref. Yamagashi Yamaga 196
  • Kyusendo (Kyusen Cave)
    Other Sightseeing Spot
    Kumamoto Pref. Kumagunkumamura Ose 1121
  • Oe Catholic Church
    Church
    Kumamoto Pref. Amakusashi Amakusamachioe 1782

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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