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Kumamoto Guide: Access, 27 Sightseeing Spots, Festivals and More!
  • Kumamoto Guide: Access, 27 Sightseeing Spots, Festivals and More!

Kumamoto Guide: Access, 27 Sightseeing Spots, Festivals and More!

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Kumamoto is a prefecture located in the Kyushu region with many delicious foods, hot springs and natural scenery that would make a vacation here very enjoyable. Let this guide help you get around and experience the best of Kumamoto.

Translated by Jasmine Nishino

Written by Mayu

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11. Mitsui Greenland

The only theme park of Kumamoto is located in Arao city. In the massive area, there are over eighty attractions to enjoy.

Address: Kumamoto, Arao city, Midorigaoka
Website: Mitsui Greenland (Japanese)

12. Aso Farm Land

Photo courtesy of Kumamoto prefecture

Located in the southern Aso village, Aso farm land has a collection of entertainment facilities such as athletic centers, zoos, hot springs, restaurants, and accommodations. There are hotels in the shape of domes that have uniquely decorated rooms with pictures of dinosaurs, watermelons, soccer balls painted on the walls here as well.

Address: Kumamoto, Aso district, Minami Aso, Kawayo 5579-3
Website: Aso Farm Land

13. Dolphin Marine World

If you wish to spot some wild dolphins in Amakusa, this is a must go place. You can simply hop on a boat and the captain will take you to the area where you can spot wild dolphins. The ticket costs 2500 yen for adults and 1500 yen for children.

Address: Kumamoto, Amakusa city, Itsuwamachi Futae 2977
Website: Dolphin Marine World (Japanese)

14. Aso Cuddly Dominion

Cuddly teddy bear lovers unite. Here, you will be able to meet seven different types of bears such as the Japanese black bear, Grizzly bear, and the Ussuri brown bear. Along with the 200 bears, there is a separate booth where you can play with various types of dogs and cats from all over the world.

Address: Kumamoto, Aso city, Kurokawa 2163
Website: Aso Cuddly Dominion (Japanese)

15. Kumamoto City Botanical Garden

A botanical garden located approximately 15 minutes by train from Kumamoto castle. It not only has a garden but also an amusement area and is a great recreation spot for citizens of Kumamoto.

Address: Kumamoto, Kumamoto city, Higashi ward Kengun 5-14-2
Website: Kumamoto City Botanical Garden

16. Kumamoto Prefectural Ancient Burial Mound Museum

Photo courtesy of Kumamoto prefecture

This is a museum located in Yamaga city. It has replicas of ancient burial mounds and other artifacts on display that were found in the mounds in the city.

Address: Kumamoto, Yamaga city, Kaomachi Iwabaru 3085
Website: Kumamoto Prefectural Ancient Burial Mound Museum (Japanese)

17. Suizenji Jojuen

After a ten minute ride on the city train from the Kumamoto castle, you will find a beautiful Japanese-style garden. Also known as the Suizenji park, it is a scenic garden that was constructed 400 years ago.

Address: Kumamoto, Kumamoto city, Chuo ward, Suizenji Koen 8-1
Website: Suizenji Jojuen (Japanese)

18. Tsuetate Onsen

A hot spring located in Oguni town in the Aso district known for their steam baths. The traditional townscape around the hot springs is well known among visitors.

Website: Tsuetate onsen

For more details about the Tsuetate hot springs, please read Rediscover Ancient Japan at Tsuetate Onsen in Kumamoto.

19. Kurokawa Onsen

A hot spring in Oguni town in the Aso district is known for the charming town with neighborhoods with traditional houses like the ones from the Edo period in Japan.

Website: Kurokawa Onsen

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The information presented in this article is based on the time it was written. Note that there may be changes in the merchandise, services, and prices that have occurred after this article was published. Please contact the facility or facilities in this article directly before visiting.

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