Kumamoto is symbolized by two impressive landmarks: Kumamoto Castle, and Mt. Aso, Japan's largest volcano. Close to Mt. Aso, you can refresh yourself in the hot springs of Kurokawa Onsen. Kusa-senrigahama, one of the attractive spots is a small grassland spread below Mt. Nakadake. There is a pond below making the area a beautiful and scenic spot great for sightseeing. Fully enjoy nature and history in the city and local areas!
Top Destinations in Kumamoto
Beppu has 8 different springs named Beppu Onsen, Kannawa Onsen, Myoban Onsen, Kankaiji Onsen, Hamawaki Onsen, Kamegawa Onsen, Horita Onsen and Shibaseki Onsen. Aside from conventional hot water baths, Beppu offers sand baths where bathers are buried in naturally heated sand, steam baths that are heated by the steam of a hot spring, and mud baths which are basically muddy hot water baths.
Aso is one of the areas you should not miss when visiting Kumamoto. Mount Aso, one of the attractive spots in Aso, is a large active volcano in the center of Kyushu. Impressive nature attracts people all over the world. In addition, Kusasenrigahama is also recommended. The beautiful prairie of 785,000 square meter in the crater spreads in northern part of Mt. Eboshi that is one of the Aso Five Mountains. Enjoy horse back riding.
Kumamoto Castle is a hilltop Japanese castle located in Chuo ward, Kumamoto in Kumamoto Prefecture. It was a large and extremely well-fortified castle. The castle tower (tenshukaku) is a concrete reconstruction built in 1960, but several ancillary wooden buildings of the original castle remain. Kumamoto Castle was ranked number one in the "castle you want to visit again” ranking for Trip Advisor, Japan in 2013.