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Kumamoto Prefecture

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Castles · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Kumamoto Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Kyushu. The capital is the city of Kumamoto.HistoryHistorically, the area was called Higo Province; and the province was renamed Kumamoto during the Meiji Restoration. The creation of prefectures was part of the abolition of the feudal system. The current Japanese orthography for Kumamoto literally means "bear root/origin", or "origin of the bear".
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Places to visit in Kumamoto Prefecture

Kumamoto Trip planner BEST FOR: Castle, Religious Site, Landmark Aso Trip planner BEST FOR: Lookout, Scenic Drive, Historic Site Minamiaso-mura Trip planner BEST FOR: Landmark, Zoo, Gift & Specialty Shop Minamioguni-machi Trip planner BEST FOR: Thermal Spa, Gift & Specialty Shop, Landmark Hitoyoshi Trip planner BEST FOR: Religious Site, Historic Walking Area, Children’s Museum

Popular things to do in Kumamoto Prefecture

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History Museum
Sakuranobaba Johsaien Kumamoto
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Garden
Suizenji Jojuen Garden Kumamoto
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Religious Site
Kato Shrine Kumamoto
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
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Castle
Kumamoto Castle Kumamoto
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Nature in Kumamoto Prefecture

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Volcano
Mt. Aso
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Waterfall
Nabegataki Falls Oguni-machi
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
National Park
Aso Geopark Aso
4.3
Duration: 8 hours
Water Body
Yamabuki Suigen Ubuyama-mura
5.0
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Kumamoto Prefecture

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Religious Site
Aoiaso Shrine Hitoyoshi
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
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Church
Sakitsu Catholic Church Amakusa
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
Kengun Shrine Kumamoto
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
Historic Walking Area
Kamitori Shopping Street Kumamoto
3.3
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Kumamoto Prefecture

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Scenic Drive
Aso Panorama Line Aso
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Brewery
Sengetsushuzo Hitoyoshi
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Scenic Drive
Cherry Blossom Trees along Yunoko Beach Road Minamata
5.0
Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
Heitate Shrine Yamato-cho
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Kumamoto Prefecture

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Specialty Museum
Aso Volcano Museum Aso
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Duration: 1 hour
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Art Museum
Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto Kumamoto
4.0
Duration: 30 minutes
History Museum
Newspaper Museum Kumamoto
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Specialty Museum
Aso Highland Museum Park Minamiaso-mura
4.7
Duration: 1 hour

Parks in Kumamoto Prefecture

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Park
Suizenji Ezuko Park Kumamoto
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Park
Misumi Nishiko Park Uki
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
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Park
Tsukimawari Park Takamori-machi
4.1
Duration: 1 hour