The Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art's postmodern Chibajo Annexe, built in 1992 by the Spanish architects Elias Torres and José...
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...
Sōseki Memorial Hall
Meiji-era novelist Natsume Sōseki (1867–1916) is honoured at the pretty 1870s home where he lived during his four years teaching English...
The city's biggest night club is five (count 'em!) storeys of bars, food, darts, billiards, karaoke, dancing, lounges and DJs spinning...
Chef Alex from Mexico City rules at this intimate cantina northeast of Kamitōri. Best hits include guacamole, molcajetes (hot stone...
Lonely Planet review
It's quiet on this backstreet, but energetic in Yokobachi's leafy courtyard and rangey suite of rooms around an open kitchen. There's no English menu, but standout small plates include spicy tebasaki (chicken wings), an inventive Caesar salad with sweet potato and lotus root chips, delicately fried mābō-nasu (eggplant in spicy meat sauce) and, if you dare, basashi (¥1200). There are about a dozen shōchū liquors to choose from.