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Kumamoto (prefecture) overview

Kumamoto (prefecture) is a friendly locale distinct for its historical sites and festivals, and known for its castle and temples. You'll enjoy the area's parks, hot springs, and museums. Learn about local heritage at popular landmarks in the area like Sofuku-ji and Megane Bridge. Make plans to visit the popular Twenty-Six Martyrs Museum and Monument and Confucius Shrine. Whatever you're into, Kumamoto (prefecture) has something for you.

Where to stay in Kumamoto (prefecture)

Whether you're planning to stay for a night or for the week, the area around Kumamoto (prefecture) has accommodations to fit every need. Search for hotels in Kumamoto (prefecture) with Hotels.com by checking our online map. Our maps display the areas and neighborhoods around all Kumamoto (prefecture) hotels so you can see how close you are from landmarks and attractions, and then refine your search within the larger area. The best Kumamoto (prefecture) hotel deals are here with our lowest price guarantee.

How to get to Kumamoto (prefecture)

Fly in to Kumamoto (KMJ), 9.2 mi (14.9 km) from downtown Kumamoto (prefecture). Saga (HSG-Ariake Saga) is the next closest major airport, 33.8 mi (54.3 km) away.

Train stations include:
  • • Fujisakigumae station
  • • Suizenji station
  • • Kumamoto Minami Station

What to see around Kumamoto (prefecture)

Memorable for its castle, historical sites, temples, and these top landmarks to visit:
  • • Yakumo Koizumi Old House in Kumamoto
  • • Kumamoto Castle
  • • Catholic Tetori Church
  • • Sakura-no-baba Josaien
  • • Kato Shrine
It's notable for its hot springs, parks, and top spots for nature lovers that include:
  • • Kitaoka Nature Park
  • • Ishigamiyama Park
  • • Suizenji Gardens
  • • Tatsuta Nature Park
  • • Kumamoto Zoo and Botanical Garden
Below are some favorite shopping areas to find that perfect souvenir—or simply browse:
  • • Shinshigai Shotengai
  • • Kokai Shopping Street
  • • Aeon Mall Kumamoto Clair
  • • Aeon Mall Omuta
  • • Takachiho Gamadase Market
Some popular places in the area include:
  • • Sofuku-ji
  • • Megane Bridge
  • • Twenty-Six Martyrs Museum and Monument
  • • Confucius Shrine
  • • Oura Church

When to visit Kumamoto (prefecture)

If you're starting to plan your trip, you might be wondering when's the best time to visit. Here are the seasonal norms to help you decide when to go:

Seasonal temperature averages
  • January-March: 63°F day, 35°F night
  • April-June: 84°F day, 46°F night
  • July-September: 90°F day, 61°F night
  • October-December: 77°F day, 37°F night
Seasonal rainfall averages
  • January-March: 0.31 inches
  • April-June: 0.43 inches
  • July-September: 0.47 inches
  • October-December: 0.31 inches