facts about Kumamoto, how to get here and get around
personalised and customisable tours – make the most of your trip
explore the region, find out where to go and what to see

Explore Kumamoto aims to make your trip special; use the Places and Explore Sections to find out more about where you can go and what you can see around the region and beyond. We aim to provide useful information in English on the top sights but also introduce places that you may struggle to find English information about. We also offer highly rated personalised custom made tours to the region’s top sights and some lesser known ones. Just tell us where you’d like to go and we’ll be happy to make it happen!

Before you click on the icons above to start exploring…here’s a comment from one of our guests:

My husband and I joined Explore Kumamoto on a day trip to Takachiho Gorge. It was a wonderful and memorable experience for us. The autumn view of the gorge is marvellous. Most importantly, our guide did a great job of explaining the myths and culture behind the things we saw. She was also responsive to my emails and requests prior to the trip. The day trip really maximized our time spent there. It was a great experience!

You may have heard that in April 2016 Kumamoto was hit by strong earthquakes, don’t worry Kumamoto and the northern Kyushu area are still great places to visit, here is an update on the situation also please check out our reviews section to see some of our guests comments about visiting this area after the earthquakes on Trip Advisor…

If the information on this website is useful in planning your trip please click here to say thanks by making a small donation to help rebuild Aso Shrine.


Happy exploring and hope to meet you soon!