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The prefecture is attractive for its grand nature that symbolizes Mt. Aso, one of the largest calderas in the world
Kumamoto Castle is an massive and grand structure with a history of 400 years, and is one of Japan’s Three Great Castles
The best 360-degree view in Aso
A hot springs town which has become one with its natural surroundings along the river
From behind the curtain of water emitting plenty of negative ions, you can see a mystical scene
A masterpiece of the Edo Era. Japan’s largest stone arch aqueduct
Mt. Naka Crater at Mt. Aso
The world’s No. 1 crater volcano! Naka Peak is the only active volcano on Mount Aso.
Suizen-ji Joju-en Garden
A Momoyama Era style garden of the feudal lord of the Higo domain, Tadatoshi Hosokawa
Old Hosokawa Gyobu-tei House
An elegant residence of an upper class warrior within the grounds of Kumamoto Castle
A road that feels just as if you have entered the world of Laputa (the Studio Ghibli movie)
This beautiful valley is a famous resort area that can be enjoyed during all four seasons, especially for the autumn colors.
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The taste of China brought over by overseas settlers. It is a mild soup with glass noodles and plenty of vegetables
Sweet potato and sweet bean paste are wrapped in a slightly salty dough for a refined and delicious flavor
Basashi (Horse Sashimi)
Horsemeat dishes have their roots in Kumamoto Prefecture, one of the prominent areas in Japan for raising horses. Fresh basashi is excellent
The combination of medium-thick noodles coated in pork bone soup and smoky fried garlic is irresistible!
With a fat content of less than 12%, this is healthy beef whose red meat has an outstanding flavor
The size of this chicken is the largest in Japan! This is a high-grade free range chicken that grows quickly in the great outdoors of Kumamoto Prefecture
Chosen-ame (Korean Candy)
With a 400-year history, this is a prestigious confection that was offered to the shogunate
A local dish born from busy farm work, this is a hot soup containing dumplings known as “dago”.
The blessings of nature that are the pride of Oku-Aso tasted at their own pace around the sunken hearth of an old-fashioned home
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