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Kumamoto Interesting : Michelin's recommendations


The emblematic castle standing in the heart of the city, one of the most remarkable gardens in Japan, a museum dedicated to national and international art… not to mention a surrounding area of great interest, boasting the impressive Mt Aso, with the varied landscapes of its caldera, and the Amakusa islands, the cradle of Christianity in Japan. Kumamoto, in the centre of the island of Kyushu, is definitely worth a visit.

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Tourist attractions Kumamoto : Things to see and do

  • Located away from the city centre, this garden created in 1632 by Hosokawa Tadatoshi allies the simple and minimalist style of Momoyama-era tea gardens and the more ample and meticulous composition of Edo stroll gardens. Designed for the purpose of r..

  • Kumamoto Castle, the symbol of the city, stands on a hill surrounded by moats and robust stone fortifications that were reputed to be impregnable. Erected between 1601 and 1607, this citadel was a model of military engineering at the time, incorporat..

  • This 300 year-old shoin-zukuri residence (a Chinese inspired style typical of high ranking samurais' houses) was the property of the Hosokawa family, who ran Kumamoto from 1632 up to the Meiji period. With its monumental porch, Kyu-Hosokawa Gyobu-tei..

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Hotels Kumamoto

  • Dai-ni Sunrise Hotel

    Kuhonji 1-8-26 J - Kumamoto 862-0976

    A 5-minute drive from Kumamoto Castle, Dai-ni Sunrise Hotel provides Western-style rooms with an LCD TV, free wired internet and a private bath. Massages and breakfast are available for an extra fee. Rooms at Sunrise Dai-ni Hotel are air-conditioned..

  • Toyoko Inn Kumamoto Shin-shigai Two stars Two stars

    Shinshigai 3-25 J - Kumamoto 860-0803

    Prix Prices from : 5616 JPY

    Featuring chargeable massages, a launderette and free-use computers and a printer, Toyoko Inn Shin-shigai lies less than a 10-minute drive from Kumamoto Station. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen ..

  • Ascot Hotel

    Anseimachi 6-4 J - Kumamoto 860-0801

    Featuring an on-site café, Ascot Hotel is located in Kumamoto, just 10 minutes’ walk from Kumamoto castle. Free WiFi access is available throughout the hotel and is free of charge for guests. A refrigerator is offered in each air-conditioned room at..

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