Kumamoto is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Kyushu.
It is in the center of Kyushu, the southernmost of the four major Japanese islands.
21% of the area are designated as Natural parks, Quasi-National Parks and Prefectural Natural Parks.
The one thing you must not miss during your stay there is the Kumamoto Castle located in the center of Kumamoto City. It is said to be one of Japan’s three most famous castles. Just seeing its sheer size and beauty is worth your visit.
For the foodies, who is a meat lover, Aka beef of Kumamoto is a delicacy to challenge. Unlike other Wagyu (Japanese beef) the meat is considered leaner, but still with the same Wagyu quality. The fact that the grasslands of Kumamoto, certified as a World Agricultural Heritage site in 2013 is another bonus.
If you’re a vegetarian, try the “Karashi Renkon”. It is a deep fried lotus root filled with miso and Japanese mustard. This is a local delicacy loved by Japanese all over Japan.