Kumamoto

Kumamoto
Kumamoto
Kumamoto
Kumamoto
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Timezone: GMT + 9
International Airport
Venue Capacity: 1,591
Accommodation capacity: 4,678

CONTACT

KUMAMOTO INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION AND TOURISM BUREAU

Tel.
+81-96-359-1788-
Fax.
+81-96-359-8520
URL
http://www.kumamoto-icb.or.jp.e.mh.hp.transer.com/ 
E-mail
kumaconn@orange.ocn.ne.jp 
∨ ∧ Overview

Kumamoto is a city set apart. Located between the Ariake Sea (sea of abundance) to the west, and one of the world's most impressive caldera volcanoes, Mt. Aso to the east, Kumamoto boasts fresh groundwater reserves and lush natural beauty. Having flourished as a castle town following the construction of Kumamoto Castle in 1607, the Kumamoto Metropolitan Area is now home to a population of over one million and is a fully-fledged ordinance-designated city. The city continues to develop based on its core sectors of administration, commerce, medical care, education, and culture.
Kumamoto City is also a popular destination for tourists, who visit year after year to experience the city's natural, historical and cultural heritage sites. To commemorate the 400th anniversary of Kumamoto Castle’s construction, the honmarugoten or ‘inner citadel palace’ was restored and as a result, Kumamoto Castle?which is considered to be one of Japan’s 3 most prominent castles?welcomed more visitors than any other castles in the country. With the opening of the Kyushu bullet train service in 2011, the accessibility and convenience of the city’s transportation system skyrocketed, making Kumamoto the international tourist destination at the heart of Kyushu Island.
For its urban functionality, convention facilities, accommodations, and social venues, Kumamoto is an appealing Convention City.

Key Facts
  • Region:
    Kyushu & Okinawa
    Population:
    0.7 million (City)
  • Access:

    Haneda Airport=> Kumamoto Airport (approx. 110 min by airplane)
    Kumamoto Airport=> Kumamoto Bus Terminal (approx. 50 min by limousine bus)
    Kumamoto Airport=> JR Kumamoto Sta.(approx. 60 min by limousine bus)
    JR Hakata Sta.=> JR Kumamoto Sta. (33 min by JR Kyushu Shinkansen)
    JR Kumamoto Sta.=> Kumamoto City Center (approx. 15 min by bus, streetcar or taxi)

  • Local Speciality:

    Karashirenkon is a historic local cuisine which is said to have been made for the first lord of Higo Hosokawa, Tadatoshi. You can enjoy the crunchy texture of lotus roots and the flavor of mustard-miso. Horse meat is one of the most famous local foods in Kumamoto, and is also called “Sakuraniku (cherry blossom meat)”. Long ago, it was popularly eaten for nutritional fortification, but recently it is gaining new attention for being low in calories and rich in protein. Kumamoto ramen can be distinguished by its very firm noodles and the rich and thick tonkotsu (pork bone) broth with lots of garlic. Kumamoto is one of the most famous areas for the production of watermelons. They are known for their deliciously sweet and fresh texture.

    Place to visit:

    Kumamoto Castle is one the three premier castles in Japan and was constructed in 1607 by Kat? Kiyomasa. It is known familiarly to the citizens as the symbol of Kumamoto. In 2008, the Kumamoto Castle Honmaru-goten was restored after 400 years, and a new history has been added to the great castle.

Number of Rooms Hotel 3,557
Japanese Inn 4,883
Max. Capacity of Hotel Hotel 4,678
Japanese Inn 8,626
Average Temperature and Average Precipitation
Month JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Average Temperature 5℃ 7℃ 10℃ 15℃ 20℃ 23℃ 27℃ 28℃ 24℃ 19℃ 13℃ 7℃
Average Precipitation 60mm 83mm 137mm 145mm 195mm 404mm 400mm 173mm 170mm 79mm 80mm 53mm
∨ ∧ Venues
  • CIVIC AUDITORIUM SOJO UNIVERSITY HALL
    Convention Facility

    Facilities include a main hall accommodating more than 1,500 and several othe...

    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    1591 20 1591 135
  • KUMAMOTO CITY INTERNATIONAL CENTER
    Convention Facility
    Located in the heart of the city close to Kumamoto Castle, the center has a main...
    Number
    of Beds
    Number of
    Guest Rooms
    Seating Capacity Amount of
    Exhibition
    Space (m²)
    Theater Classroom Reception Banquets
    230 120 200 70 277
∨ ∧ Attractions

-Visits to Kumamoto Castle
-400-year old Suizenji Jojuen garden
-Tours round the majestic crater of the Aso volcano
-Hot springs in the scenic Aso and Amakusa areas

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