[Kyushu 100] Kumamoto Tourist Spot Top 30

“Kyushu 100” is the project to introduce the fascinations of 100 spots representing Kyushu chosen by traveler’s review. In order to let you know more fascination of Kyushu beyond 100 spots, we introduce the spots for “Eat” ,”Play” and “Stay” of 7 prefectures in ranking order.

From the mountains to the sea, Kumamoto Prefecture is a land blessed with magnificent and captivating natural beauty. Visitors will find plenty of sightseeing destinations at which to enjoy the region’s beautiful scenery. Kumamoto is also a land with a long and dynamic history, and as such, numerous historical heritage sites dot its landscape. Allow us to present a ranking of the highest rated sightseeing locales.

Kumamoto Castle (Kumamoto City)

Kumamoto Castle was constructed over a seven-year period under the oversight of Kiyomasa Kato, and is one of Japan’s three most famous castles. With its the striking façade, beautiful castle tower interior, and distinctive stone walls known as Mushagaeshi, the castle is a stirring sight that has intrigued many a visitor. Unfortunately, however, the castle sustained serious damage during the Kumamoto Earthquake.

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“The third biggest castle in Japan. A must be visited japanesse castle. The compound and the fortress is awesome. The palace inside the compound is also awesome. Very huge. While strolling from the entrance to the palace, you can enjoy the nature, the stone architecture, the strength of the fortress. Be careful, a minimum physical capacity is needed. A lot more have to be said.
In a short : beautiful, magnificent, huge, serene, awesome … “Review from hitapriyas2015
A beautiful castle and one of the three most famous and cultural castle in Japan ! Pretty with the Sakura blossom ! We visited it at early April . It was damaged by the powerful earthquake on 14th and 16th of April ! Wishing it can be restored to its original beauty soon ! All the very best to the people of Kumamoto ! Review from StephenSC26416

Daikanbo (Aso City)

Located on the highest ridge of the northern part of the outer somma of Aso, Daikanbo is perhaps the finest lookout point in Kumamoto. Visitors can enjoy a wide, unbroken view of the Aso valley and its many mountains. The shape of the connected Five Peaks of Aso is also known as “the reclining Buddha (Nehanzo)”. Feast your eyes on this beautiful, dynamic view!

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I have been in Japan for four months only but already been to this place at least four times with friends. Its a magnificent experience. I have gone during midnight, in the morning, in the dawn, anytime you go its beautiful. I also want to visit during winter. If you a passionate mountain road driver or biker u must want to visit this place. The serpentine road to the top will give you a thrilling experience. Review from kuru242
From this lookout point, you are treated to a sweeping view of the vast caldera, with age-old mountains surrounding you and nutrient-rich fields below, where people continue to live in harmony with (yet also respectful fear for) the still active volcano. On clear days, you can see quite far off into the distance, even beyond the other end of the caldera. What I enjoyed the most was seeing the five volcanic mountains in the center – which, curiously, together form the figure of a “Nehanzou”, or sleeping Buddha. There were also many paragliders when we visited, but they are all independent and experienced people who bring their own equipment. All in all, the scenery is simply gorgeous. If we’d had more time, I would have loved to just sit there longer and soak in the view.Review from Katy S

Kurokawa Onsen (Minami Oguni Town)

Located north of Mt. Aso, this onsen town is popular among travelers from all over Japan. The townscape is quaint and charming, with over twenty hot spring hotels lined up along the river. Pick up a bathing pendant for special deals at each of the hot springs, and enjoy a relaxing day of onsen hopping!

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Kurokawa Onsen is a wonderful, peaceful piece of Japan. Far from crowded touristy areas, a river runs peacefully through the town, with old ryokan lining both sides of the river. Each ryokan will have it’s own onsen, but the town has a system of “tegata” or wooden pass (Yen 1,300) that allows visitors to enter up to three other onsen. These baths range from tiny in and outdoor (those close to the river) to very large outdoor next to rushing rivers or with very large baths. The latter tend to be up or downstream from the main “drag”. The tiny town with winding paths is dotted with small restaurants, tea houses, sake stores and boutiques selling local artisan products. Recommend staying overnight, and either choice is good.Review from Travel715
Great opportunity to stroll around town in Yukata and try out different onsens with various therapeutic benefits. The staff at the visitors centre speak good english and are very helpful. When the weather is nice you can also take a hike up the mountain for a great view of the Aso volcano and plains (2 hours return). Review from cocuye

#4 Nabegataki (Oguni Town)

Approximately 20 meters in width, this ethereally beautiful waterfall flutters like a living curtain of water. It is said to have been created by an eruption in the Mt. Aso Caldera about 90,000 years ago.

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If you like walking (very short walk) and waterfalls, then this is a good place to visit. You must pay 200yen to enter the area, but this money is used by the local town for the upkeep of the track and surrounding area. There is also a nice shop that sells local produce and snacks. I played in the river with friends and took some nice photos of the waterfall. The opposite side of the river has been damaged by the recent earthquake, but even so, this is a great spot – especially cool in the summer months! Review from nicolajones08
If you are visiting Kurokawa Onsen, Aso or just a fan of waterfalls put the Nabegataki Falls high on your list to see. A local secret up till 10 years ago the falls are becoming a popular stop off. The fall itself is a wide sheet of water; though not particularly high at 10 meters it makes up for it with a width of around 20 m across. The area behind the waterfall is surprisingly spacious, with beautiful views through the cascade making it an ideal spot for keen photographers.Review from Explore-Kumamoto

#5 Tsujunkyo Bridge (Yamato town)

An arch-shaped stone aqueduct constructed by the technologically advanced Higo stonemasons of the Edo Period. The sight of the water draining from the top of the bridge is impressive indeed (as of August, 2016, drainage has been suspended due to the effects of the Kumamoto Earthquake). Visitors can also enjoy the nearby Tsujunkyo roadside station and historical museum.

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It is an aqueduct still functional after 160 years. Must see when they discharge water. Currently discharge scheduled 1:00PM on Saturdays and Sundays but it might change. It is a technically amazing and beautiful bridge. Review from Tatambo
If you’re heading away from Kumamoto city in the direction of Miyazaki Prefecture you probably cross Yamato-cho at some point. The bridge is not located aside of the mainroad 445/218, but close enough and traffic signs will point you in the right direction.Every Saturday, Sunday at noon water from the bridge can be seen. Apart from noon, some tour-buses pay money to let the water flow from the bridge, so you might just be lucky if you miss the 12:00 show.Yamato-cho is known for its croquettes (there are many kinds including horse meat croquettes) which can be bought in town, not too far from the bridge. Definitely a good option for lunch! Review from jsteenderen

#6 SL Hitoyoshi (Kumamoto Station ~ Hitoyoshi Station)

Take a ride on this popular, nostalgic train and gaze out its windows at the Kumagawa River and the surrounding picturesque scenery. Built in the Taisho Period, this steam-powered locomotive still chugs along mightily! There’s plenty to enjoy inside the train as well, including an observation lounge, a museum, and more!

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Excellent experience and we enjoyed the ride very much, especially we seldom have a chance to take a ride on a steam train nowadays. Don’t forget to try the bento & snacks on the train or at Hitoyoshi station, stamp the card, apart from taking photos for the beautiful scenery, on the train or at each station. Review from ivyursula

#7 Gorogataki Waterfall (Yamato Town)

A large waterfall on a tributary of the Midorigawa River with a fall of 50 meters. Gaze upon the majestic and powerful falls crashing down right in front of your eyes from the suspension bridge promenade. Of the 48 waterfalls in Yamato Town, this one passes the most water, and from the greatest height.

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The waterfall looked much bigger (taller and wider) than what I had imagined from its photos. Seems popular to look over from the near by hanging bridge but I went to the base of the fall, which was much better experience. Surrounding area was tranquil and there were not many people. Hiking around was very pleasant but you may need insect repellant in summer. Review from Tatambo

#8 Heitate Jingu (Yamato Town)

Quietly tucked away among the mountains, the history of this shrine actual dates back 15,000 years. Believed to be “the very shrine from the legend of Takamagahara”, it is nevertheless not widely known due to its obscure location.

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This shrine is the one of the key shrines to know the history of Japan, like Ise Shrine. Standing quietly, but I could feel the huge energy here. I was inspired by the calm and serene atmosphere. Review from Atsushi2643

#9 JR Kyushu Isaburo Shimpei (Kumamoto Station ~ Hitoyoshi Station)

A train which travels around on a circular looping circuit and up a slope going both forwards and backwards, known as a “switchback”! Be sure to check out the spectacular Kirishima Mountain Range from the comfort of your seat. The all red, regal-looking trains are called “Isaburo” when they are going to Yoshimatsu, while the ones going to Kumamoto and Hitoyoshi go by “Shimpei”.

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One of the most interesting train rides we have ever taken! Brought us to little towns, caught views which most couldn’t and encountered the most friendly local residents. They waved us farewell and came out to help us take photos and sold little farm produce! What a way to enjoy Japan! Review from KevinC_SG
Actually, we started our journey from Hakata to Kumamoto via Shinkansen, then “Steam Locomotive Hitoyoshi” (SL人吉, a traditional steam train) to Hitoyoshi, right after “Isaburo Shimpei” to Yoshimatsu, also “Hayato No Kaze Express” to Kagoshima Chuo Station.Apart from the beautiful scenery from the trains, definitely you should try the snack or bento from individual trains or HItoyoshi Station, also don’t forget to stamp a memory card which is available on all trains.Review from ivyursula

#10 Okoshiki Beach (Uto City)

Out of all the bodies of water in Japan, the Ariake Sea has the largest variation in sea level due to the ebb and flow of the tide. From this feature Okoshiki Beach takes on a particular, mystical appearance. On the ebb tide, the winds and waves create spell-binding ripple marks on the sands. Visitors will be awestruck when they see this phenomenal sight in the light of the evening sun.

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Inspite of the previous reviews this was a very impressive view. You take a local train to Uto area and get off at Ouda Station (JR rail pass works). However from the train station you have to take a taxi to the Okoshiki seashore. Make sure the taxi driver takes you to the lookout point. Picture is here so you can show driver. Fun less than 2 hour side trip from Kumamoto. Taxi fare to and from Ouda Station to lookout point is about $16 US. Worth it but you have to go during low tide or it’s pointless.Review from emptynest1234

#11 Tenku no Michi (Aso City)

This road’s proper name is “Aso City Road Kario Main Line”, but is also known as “Tenku no Michi” or “Laputa no Michi” (The road to heaven/Laputa). The road thrusts like a cape along the sea as it winds through the mountains of the Kario region, making the “Tenku” (heaven) part of its name quite apt. Indeed, on days when a sea of clouds descends on the mountains, the road looks as if it is floating in the sky.

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Tenku No Michi (the road to heaven) aka Raputa Road is off the beaten track and impossible to reach by public transport but so worth a visit. It has to qualify as one of my most memorable views and IF you can get the right weather conditions you might be able to see the road live up to it’s name, floating above the cloud filled caldera, just like the famed island of Laputa or Raputa (in Japan!) immortalised in Gulliver’s Travels and later by the famed animator Miyazaki Hayao. Review from Explore-Kumamoto

#12 Ikeyama Springs (Ubuyamamura)

At the bottom of a pond which is surrounded by a forest of colossal trees, each some 200 years old, 30 tons of water is gushing out every minute from this bountiful spring. This spring was selected for two top 100 lists of water sources, one covering Kumamoto and the other all of Japan. Of course, visitors are free to draw water from the spring and take it home. For the best tasting water, drink it cold, at around 13 or 14 degrees Celsius.

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I visited this water source in Autumn while the leaves were changing colour and it was quite a beautiful sight. The water is clean and clear and can be enjoyed straight from the stream. I recommend a visit to Ikeyama springs if you have never been to a water source as it is quite exciting to drink water directly from the earth. Review from HazelSusan

#13 Shirakawa Springs (Minami Asomura)

This spring is considered synonymous with Minami Aso, whose people take pride in its prolific pumping of over 60 tons of spring water per minute. The water bubbles to the surface of the pond and then rapidly flow downstream, producing a lovely sound that is music to the ears. Located on the grounds of Shirakawa Yoshimi Shrine, this spring is the source of the Shirakawa River, which flows through central Kumamoto City.

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The water bubbles up from underground in a most impressive way. A still photograph cannot capture the liveliness of the place. In the autumn the surrounding trees are beautiful. There is a small shrine just beyond the spring. You can taste the clear, clean, tasteless water right at the spring. Many people bring their own bottles, or purchase bottles, to take water home with them. Review from SFVoyageur

#14 A-TRAIN (Kumamoto Station ~ Misumi Station)

A special train running the 42 minutes distance from Kumamoto Station to Misumi Station, which serves as the entry point for sightseeing in Amakusa. The base paint on the body of the train is jet-black, and the stained glass windows provide it with a truly refined atmosphere. We highly recommend taking a seat at the bar in car no. 1, and listening to some jazz while sipping on a dekopon highball.

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This is a short 1/2 hour train ride from Kumamoto to Misumi which is a connection point to Amakusa, a hotspring an seafood town. The A Train itself is absolutely beautiful. There are drinks available for sale on board. Lovely ride. Review from Bambooscent

#15 Yachiyoza Theater (Yamaga City)

This theater first opened in January, 1878 and is still actively producing plays and shows to this day. Numerous legends of Kabuki theater, such as Bando Tamasaburo, as well as famous actors and singers, have performed on the stage here. The theater has been designated as a national important cultural property.

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This is a beautiful old kabuki theatre in central Yamaga. The theatre was built in the 19th century but was run down and severely damaged earlier in the 20th C. It has been faithfully restored to its former glory. The restoration of the woodwork is excellent and the theatre boasts a revolving stage. The ceiling is adorned with historical posters. Well worth a visit. Review from Krappychino
Would highly recommend visiting the area during the light up/illumination in February as the whole area around Yachiyoza is lit up with many other local shops selling their wares. The interior is truly incredible, the original wood and style being completely preserved, enhancing the authenticity of the acts. The seats on the side are wooden benches, with the central area Tatami, partitioned into small rectangular areas which could fit 3-4 people each. The stage itself has an inbuilt turntable which was utilised in the final act of the Taiko performance. Food/drink can be brought inside for the performances as well. Review from Adrian W

#16 Aso Milk Road (Aso City)

The “Aso Milk Road” refers to the 46 km of road running the distance of the outer somma around Aso. The proper name is the Kumamoto Prefectural Road 339 North Outer Somma-Ozu Line. The soft, undulating motion of pastureland stretching on and on seen here, is a far cry from the usual scenery found in Japan. The Kabuto Iwa observation point on the outer ring provides a magnificent view of the Aso Valley below, which during the autumn is often enveloped in a sea of clouds.

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Challenge you to find a more scenic drive in Kumamoto Prefecture than the Milk Road, which traces the edge of the old Aso caldera. From its heights – and the eventual Daikanbo lookout – drivers are treated to wide-reaching views of the currently smoking Mt Aso as well as the stunning peaks of the Kuju Range over in Oita Prefecture. While the road sometimes closes in winter due to icy conditions (the access will be blocked by gates), the colder months also promise clearer skies, snow-capped hills and hot springs just down the road at Kurokawa Onsen. Review from Wakatipu0101

#17 Sakitsu Cathedral Church (Amakusa City)

A recreation of a gothic-style church, designed by the Nagasaki-born architect Yosuke Tetsukawa, and completed in 1934. Built in the midst of a rustic fishing port, it is often called the “Cathedral of the Sea”. The main hall has a tatami-matted floor, which is unusual even among Japanese churches.

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We enjoyed visiting and praying in this church. The only thing which surprised me was that we had to take shoes off. In western countries, it is not usually the custom to do so. Otherwise, we really liked this church inside and outside. Review from Maria U

#18 Kikuchi Valley (Kikuchi City)

The view of Kikuchi Valley is filled with scattered rapids and waterfalls, making it a dynamic beauty to behold. Strands of sunlight filter through the dense forest growing around it to shimmer on the surface of the crystal clear river. The ravine is located in the northwest part of the Aso outer somma and its elevation ranges from 500 to 800 meters above sea level, with a land area of approximately 1193 hectares.

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We stayed one night in Kikuchi in April for its onsen and visited Kikuchi Valley next morning on our way to Mt. Aso. It was so beautiful and tranquil that my wife and I spent an entire morning to stroll over all its trails. We visited Tokyo, Kyoto, Takachiho, Kumamoto, and spent 3 days in Yakushima island, and Kikuchi Valley is the highlight of our entire trip. It is hard to describe its beauty in words. Don’t miss this place if you are in Kumamoto area.Review from Ultraimj

#19 Cuddly Dominion (Aso City)

A zoo with over 800 animals of 100 different species. Bears are a particular draw here, and you can see approximately 200 of them in 7 varieties right up close. You can even set a bear cub on your lap or pick one up. In addition, visitors can meet Pan the chimpanzee and James the bulldog, two animal celebrity mainstays on Japanese TV and commercials!

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Even our teenage kids enjoyed it. For a small fee you can play with a bear cub (about 1 yr old), and they have some entertaining shows with dogs, monkeys, and penguins. Very friendly staff. Review from LairdSmall

#20 Jigoku Onsen (Minami Asomura)

Minami Aso’s Jigoku Onsen has flourished since time immemorial as a natural spa. Only the hot spring “Seifuso” can be used for bathing. There are five tubs there, including “Suzume no Yu”, in which spring water bubbles up around your feet, and the stone-constructed “Motoyu”. The waters which well in this famous hot spring originate from Mt. Eboshi, one of the Five Peaks of Aso.

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The rustic hot spring bathing place something like a mountain lodge. They have a variety type of baths, but the most recommended bath should be mixed bathing open-air bath. There are also separated baths for male and female. I could enjoy the wild bathing here. Review from BeeChan2016

#21 Senomoto Kogen (Minami Oguni Town)

Enjoy foraging for mountain vegetables and hiking across this gently-sloping grassland while marveling at the Five Peaks of Aso and the Kuju Mountain Range. This locale is especially popular with tourists who come to view the changes of seasons, such as the fresh greenery of Spring, the changing colors of autumn leaves, and the wafting stalks of Japanese pampas grass.

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This is the first time we saw “hairy” mountains. Enjoyed the drive very much. Extremely scenic and lovely photo spot! We did not catch the sunset but it’s still very very lovely. Review from MrGoh

#22 Aso Highland Museum Park (Minami Asomura)

Shomei Yo is a picture book author from Kumamoto City. This museum is built in his honor, upon a gorgeous hillside in Choyo village of his home prefecture. The museum displays original illustrations which were used for his books, lines of poetry, and more, and also features a roomy and laid-back cafeteria.

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It was a surprise! As we are a tourist that just dropped by the place and take a look without too much expectation, the founder showed up and explained us how he started it 15 years ago…and showed us his works and his ” invention” the blue bee!! Wonderful experience!Review from Kitty C

#23 Kusasenri (Aso City)

“Kusasenri” refers to a vast grassland, over 785,000 square meters in area, which stretches out from the foot of Mt. Eboshi to the north. Free-range cows and horses leisurely graze here against the backdrop of the billowing smoke spewing forth from Mt. Nakadake, creating a scene that is emblematic of Aso itself.

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I went there with my family & friends (total 9 people). The weather was sunny when we arrived & we enjoyed the greenery grassland, 2 water ponds, smokey volcano & horse riding. The weather became foggy & raining heavily after 2 hrs & we could not enjoy all the above activities in nature.Review from SusannaShu

#24 Aso shrine (Aso City)

This shrine is believed to have been constructed in 282 BC, meaning its history spans approximately 2300 years. Its Romon gate is 18 meters tall and is of a two-story Rosanmon construction, a Buddhist architecture rarely seen in Shinto shrines. It is believe to be one of the three biggest Romon in Japan. Unfortunately, this Romon gate and the shrine’s main hall collapsed during the Kumamoto Earthquake.

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We went there on a rainy day, but even so, it was interesting to walk around and photo the gate, and the shrine, but overall it isn’t something I would recommend as a must do, more like a if you are in the area. Review from spunkykvf

#25 Kumamoto Ferry Co., Ltd. (Kumamoto City)

A high-speed ferry that zips in just 30 minutes from Kumamoto Harbor, which is a 25-minute drive from Kumamoto Station, to Shimabara Harbor, which is a 25-minute drive away from Unzen Onsen in Nagasaki. Passengers can enjoy the open deck of the Ocean Arrow ferry, and feel the exhilarating ocean breeze as the boat speeds along at 60 kph.

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There are 2 different ferries you can take. We took the cheaper, slower one. The inside cabin part was heated (which was really nice!). Otherwise you can sit outside as well. Great views, definitely worth it! Review from turkjj25
A short but great ferry ride across the bay from Kumamoto to Shimabara. It is a 30 minute ride. The ferry takes both passengers and cars. Snacks are available on board. there are 2 levels and you can stand outside on the upper deck.Review from T0banker

#26 Mt.Aso (Aso City)

An active volcano in the Aso Region in the center of Kyushu. This awesome caldera is the world’s largest, with a crater area of over 380 square km. When the volcano is calm, you can even walk right up to the inner crater and peer in. The region is scattered with hot springs and leisure spots, and is popular with tourists throughout the year.

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It was thrilling to watch the continuous plume of smoke climb high into the sky and occasionally we could hear deep rumbling. We had hoped to go the crater’s rim either by walking up or taking the cable car, but unfortunately signs indicated that these have been closed for months as the volcano is too active. We could therefore only marvel at it from below. We drove to its next nearest car park and there were thick piles of grey ash being cleared from the kerbsides. On route to Mount Naka we passed a small museum where they have live footage from within the volcano and beyond Mount Naka we arrived at a car park from where you can take a helicopter ride over the rim. This is somewhere which vividly reminds you of the power of nature. We would love to return at some point in the future. Review from P4lin

#27 Seacruise (Kami Amakusa City)

The “Amakusa Treasure Island Line” runs from Amakusa City’s Hondo Harbor to Matsushima, and then on to Uto City’s Misumi Harbor. More than just a means of crossing the sea, this is a sightseeing cruise on which passengers can view the beautiful scenery of the Five Bridges of Amakusa, Mt. Fugen of Unzen, and Matsushima of Amakusa. On the “Dolphin Watching” cruise, you can ride right alongside a pod of wild bottlenose dolphins.

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Used Seacruises to go dolphin watching. Took a train to Misumi station from Kumamoto station followed by a 17min ferry ride to get to them. Seacruises was well organised, staff were enthusiastic, friendly and spoke decent English. Took 40mins to reach the dolphins but amazing experience for the price! A must-do.Ge a discount coupon from a tourist information to save 500yen each! Review from SGinTW

#28 The Memorial Museum of the Fifth High School (Kumamoto City)

The classroom building of Daigo (the Fifth) Junior High and High School was completed in 1889, and has been designated as a national important cultural property. Students here studied under the tutelage of such famous figures as Natsume Soseki and Lafcadio Hearn. The building sustained damage during the Kumamoto Earthquake, such as the chimney breaking and, as of August, 2016, remains closed to the public.

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It is a historical two-story building with red bricks. Sometimes, they hosted special exhibitions which was open to the public, not only to the University student. Hope to be opened sometime soon. Review from heroesjapan

#29 Suizenji Jojuen Garden (Kumamoto City)

A massive Daimyo garden which is approximately 73,000 square meters in area. A Momoya-style circuit garden surrounding a pond, it is beautiful and elegant regardless of the season. Events such as Noh theater and Yabusame mounted archery are held at Izumi Shrine, which is located within the garden.

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A must visit in Kumamoto. A beautiful japanese garden, specially arranged to tell a certain history. You must just find a place to sit down and enjoy the beautiful and the serenity of a japanese garden. Review from hitapriyas2015

#30 Shimoshima (Amakusa City)

Part of the Amakusa Archipelago, Shimoshima has a land area of 574.01 square kilometers, making it the largest island in Kumamoto Prefecture. The history of the Christians who lived here in the old days was full of sorrow, but many followers of the faith still reside in the island’s humble towns. Explore the islands various cathedrals and beaches with beautiful sunset views.

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In this island, you can enjoy a lot of various activities such as scuba diving, surfing, dolphin watching, visiting ruins of castle or beautiful church. The local food from this island is also delicious. A small island with a lot of fun. Review from 40kun

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