Dominating the skyline, Kumamoto's robust castle is one of Japan's best, built in 1601–07 by daimyō Katō Kiyomasa, whose likeness is...
Kumamoto Prefectural Traditional Crafts Centre
Near the prefectural art museum annexe, this large facility displays local Higo inlay, Yamaga lanterns, porcelain and woodcarvings, many...
The soaring black Tenshūkaku (main building, 29.5m tall) is today a historical museum with 6th-storey lookouts.
The city's biggest night club has bars, food, darts, billiards, karaoke, dancing, lounges and DJs spinning alt-rock to hip hop, for an...
This rāmen joint is next to Yoshinoya at the north end of the Kamitōri Arcade. The signature 'king rāmen' (¥620) is garlicky, cloudy...
2-18 Chibajō-machi · interesting places nearby
Chibajo Annexe information
The Kumamoto Prefectural Museum of Art's postmodern Chibajo Annexe was built in 1992 by the Spanish architects Elias Torres and José Antonio Martínez-Lapeña as part of the Artpolis urban reconstruction project, and is recognised by architects worldwide.