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


Kumamoto is a prefecture in the Kyushu area, located approximately 890 km from Tokyo. Kumamoto is known for their abundant agricultural products such as mandarin oranges, watermelons, melons, tomato, eggplants, jelly ear mushrooms, and many other fruits and vegetables. As for tourism, Kumamoto has Japan’s largest caldera (crater formed by volcanic activity) at Mt. Aso along with many hot springs around the Aso area (such as the Tsuetate Onsen and Kurokawa Onsen) that are very famous. Other spots include Kikuchi Gorge and Kuma River that are wonderful scenic spots as well.

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Tokyo (Narita) to Kumamoto Station, Kumamoto

    1. Narita Airport

      1 h 55 min

      From 6,000 yen

    2. Aso Kumamoto Airport

      • Bus


      800 yen

    3. Kumamoto Station

All listed travel times and costs are approximate.