Lafcadio Hearn's House
Irish-Greek immigrant Lafcadio Hearn (aka Koizumi Yakumo; 1850–1904) became one of the foremost interpreters of Japanese culture to the...
Dominating the skyline, Kumamoto's robust castle is one of Japan's best, built in 1601–07 by daimyō Katō Kiyomasa, whose likeness is...
Jeff's World Bar
Gaijin (expats) and local Japanese frequent this 2nd-floor pub. There's dancing some weekends, and it's a bit of a meat market for...
Kome no Kura
This black-walled, quietly chic izakaya, with cosy private booths and hori-kotatsu (well in the floor for your feet) seating, has a...
5-26 Ansei-machi · interesting places nearby
On the second storey above a Swiss pastry shop on the Shimotōri Arcade, this glossy restaurant has an endless menu. Enjoy the action on the arcade as you tuck into taipien (¥750; 'bean noodle with vegetable' on the English menu), daily lunch specials (¥850) or a six-course feast for a mere ¥1650.