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Introducing Kumamoto

Kumamoto is deeply proud of its castle and greatest landmark, Kumamoto-jō, and the city radiates around it both physically and spiritually. There's a tempting collection of restaurants, bars and shopping around the busy arcades east of the castle. Kumamoto is also the gateway to the Aso-san region, which is fortunate indeed since in summer Kumamoto is one of the warmest cities in Japan.