Kumamoto is home to numerous appealing sightseeing areas, including the Josaien area, which offers opportunities to experience the city’s castle town culture; the Kamitori and Shimotori areas, which are packed with fashion and gourmet shops; the Aso area, which boasts majestic natural scenery; and the Amakusa area, where visitors enjoy beautiful ocean views and delicious seafood. Click here to find shops and restaurants in the areas you’re planning to visit!
This entertainment facility includes Sakuranokoji, where you can have fun eating delicious cuisine and choosing unique Kumamoto gifts, and Wakuwakuza, where you can explore the history of Kumamoto.
This shopping arcade in the heart of the city is home to some 170 shops, stores, and restaurants. Enjoy shopping and gift-hunting in a spacious, barrier-free setting that protects you from the weather.
This open-feeling shopping arcade is about 400 meters long. You’ll find shops, stores, and restaurants of every stripe in an all-weather setting, including fashion shops, eateries, bookstores, and jewelers.
The Aso area consists of beautiful green highlands in a belt of land around one of the world’s few calderas. There are inns with distinctive outdoor baths as well as ample opportunities for unique gourmet dining!
Surrounded by sparkling blue-green waters, the Amakusa area is where you’ll want to head to feast on fresh seafood. You can also experience a number of activities, including dolphin watching and marine sports.
This section introduces shops and restaurants in other areas like Yamaga, which retains the feel of an old post town on the Buzen Kaido Road, and Hitoyoshi, which has been registered as a Japan Heritage site due to its unique traditional culture.
Click here to choose places to visit based on the purpose of your trip. This section introduces shops and restaurants where you can enjoy that trip to the fullest, whether you’re interested in sampling local cuisine like horsemeat sashimi and mustard-pickled lotus root, enjoying gifts and shopping unique to Kumamoto, or visiting beautiful natural sites like Aso and Amakusa or historical sites like Kumamoto Castle.
Click here if you’re looking for shops and restaurants near famous Kumamoto landmarks like Kumamoto Castle and Suizen-ji Joju-en Garden or sightseeing destinations in Aso and Amakusa.
Click here if you’re looking for restaurants where you can feast on the unique flavor of Kumamoto cuisine like horsemeat sashimi, red beef, and fresh seafood.
Click here if you’re interested in shopping for gifts you can only purchase in Kumamoto, Japanese-style interior furnishings, and other products.