Kumamoto is located in Japan’s southernmost island of Kyushu. It is home to various natural attractions such as Mount Aso, the largest active volcano in Japan, and the famous hot spring town Kurokawa Onsen.
Aside from the iconic Kumamoto Castle, Kumamoto is known for its famed hidden Christian sites in Amakusa where devotees who secretly practiced their faith went into hiding during the Christianity ban in the Edo Period. An immersive trip to Kumamoto will let you discover Japan’s rich history and religion through its different attractions.
How To Get There
Kumamoto is accessible by plane and train.
A flight from Tokyo to Kumamoto Airport takes approximately two hours.
From Tokyo Station, take the Tokaido, Sanyo, or Kyushu shinkansen going to Shin-Osaka or Hakata Station. From there, transfer to Kumamoto Station. Travel time is approximately six hours.