Kome no Kura
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...
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Rock Bar Days
It's Kumamoto's grunge underground, three storeys up. Request a tune and they will dutifully find it in the vast library of over 6000...
On the second storey above a Swiss pastry shop on the Shimotōri Arcade, this glossy restaurant has an endless menu. Enjoy the action on...
2nd fl, 1-6-27 Shimotōri · interesting places nearby
Kome no Kura information
This black-walled, quietly chic izakaya, with cosy private booths and hori-kotatsu (well in the floor for your feet) seating, has a whole menu of Kumamoto specialities along with standard fare. Tsukune (ground chicken) is served pressed around a bamboo skewer. Look for 'dynamic kitchen' on its sign.
If you're having trouble finding it, look for Docomo: it's next door.