About Kumamoto

  • The beautiful reconstruction of the original castle
  • Hosokawa Residence where high-ranked samurai used to live
  • Suizenji-Jojuen garden that reproduces 53 Tokaido post stations

Most of the original castle was burned down during the Satsuma Rebellion in 1877: the current keep is a concrete reconstruction sensitively restored in the 1960’s. Some of the other buildings in the complex are the originals. The castle is a must-see attraction which is effectively the heart of the city.

Practical information:

  • From Tokyo Haneda Airport to Aso-Kumamoto Airport by air (1h 30)
  • From Osaka Itami Airport to Aso-Kumamoto Airport (1h)

Kumamoto on our Google map