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Kumamoto is a pleasant castle town which has its place in Kyushu's turbulent history as the island's major government stronghold during the Shogun period.

Suizenji gardens, KumamotoWith two of Kyushu’s most famous sights — the castle and the stroll garden — Kumamoto is a good place to stop in its own right as well as being an excellent base for exploring central Kyushu.

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Suggested itinerary featuring Kumamoto

This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Kumamoto, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

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