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Kumamoto Highlight One day Tour

Art, Culture, & Historical
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This tour will guide you to the most popular sightseeing spots in Kumamoto city center.

You can also enjoy the popular local restaurant, craftsman shop, sake brewery and etc.

This one day tour contain historical and modern site of Kumamoto city.


Kumamoto Tour Guide - Mai T.
Mai T.
5.00 / 5
(7 reviews)
09:30 AM

Meeting Point

At your Hotel in Kumamoto city

09:30 AM

At your Hotel in Kumamoto city

10:00 AM

Kumamoto Castle

Kumamoto Castle is known for being one of the three great castles in Japan. Also known as Ginkgo Castle, the castle was built by Kato Kiyomasa in 1607. The castle's grounds cover about 980,000m2, with the outer circumference being about 9 kilometers (at the time of construction). The castle is made up of curving stone walls, a castle keep consisting of 3 towers, 49 turrets, 18 turret gates, and 29 castle gates.

The main keep was destroyed in a fire during a civil war in 1877. The current keep was rebuilt by Kumamoto City in 1960.

The castle grounds are home to 800 cherry blossom trees of 3 different species.

Kumamoto Castle was severely damaged by the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquakes. Access is currently restricted due to restoration work but, you can view the main keep and turrets from Ninomaru Park, Kato Shrine and the surround areas.

12:00 PM

Lunch Break

I will bring you to the local restaurant as following your request.

01:30 PM

Suizenji Jojuen Garden

Built in 1632 by Lord Hosokawa, Suizenji Jojuen is a traditional Japanese garden. Notable features within the garden grounds include a traditional Japanese teahouse, where visitors can enjoy a cup of tea, a natural pond, and a miniature recreation of the Tokaido road, a well-traveled route in the Edo Period connecting Tokyo and Kyoto. You'll even see a small recreation of Mount Fuji. Other facilities worth mentioning include a shrine and lakes containing colorful koi fish.

03:00 PM

Shimada Museum

This museum standing in the midst of a bamboo forest serenity exhibits nearly 1,000 antique works of art on Samurai-class cultures from medieval to modern period in Japan. These are a personal collection made by historian and researcher Mr. Matomi Shimada and are consisted of calligraphic works, weapons, armors, furnishings, articles in connection with Miyamoto Musashi, and many more. The annex has a picture gallery in it and is used for private exhibitions as well.


04:30 PM

Shimotori Arcade

The Shimotori arcade is the largest shopping arcade in Kumamoto Prefecture. With excellent shopping, lots of places to have fun, and plenty of gourmet options, Shimotori is where people from all over Kumamoto come to let loose. With a combined length of 511 meters and a width of 15 meters, Shimotori is also often used as a location for music and art events throughout the year. Compared to the Kamitori arcade, Shimotori has many more bars and restaurants and has a much livelier night-life.

05:30 PM

At your Hotel in Kumamoto city

Ending Point

At your Hotel in Kumamoto city

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in Kumamoto city center

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What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), entrance fee (you and guide), lunch (you and guide)

Tour Important Information

Travel insurance is not included in my tours. I would recommend you take out your own travel insurance just in case of any unexpected accident, loss, or damaging others' property.

In this tour we walk and use public transportation.

Kumamoto is historical and traditional countryside city where is not so much internationalized and still you can find the original Japanese scenery.

You can travel as local with me.


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Kumamoto Tour Reviews

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Kim D.

5 / 5
May 29, 2024

One Piece Statue Tour

Kumamoto
7 hours 30 min

5-star service!

I rarely write reviews, however, this service was 5-star all the way. The One-Piece statue tour was phenomenal and we still had time to enjoy lunch at Mt. Aso. We decided to add a driver and a larger car (well worth the extra cost). Mai communicates very well and is extremely knowledgeable about the Kumamoto area (ask her about sake). My daughter and I spent a lovely day with this service. Thank you, Mai and GoWithGuide.

Kim D.

I'm absolutely delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful time on our One-Piece statue tour with me. I'm glad you enjoyed her communication and extensive knowledge about the Kumamoto area and sake included! Thank you once again for choosing me, and I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you and your daughter back for more adventures in the future.

Kumamoto Castle & Mt Aso tour

Mai met us at the train station and took us to Kumamoto Castle and Mt Aso by private car. She was very enthusiastic & accommodating and explained many details about these sites and their history. We made a few side stops along the way at local markets which made a wonderful day. Highly recommend Mai!

Jennifer  M.

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience ! I'm glad you appreciated the additional stops at the local markets—it's always my aim to provide a well-rounded and immersive experience. I sincerely appreciate your recommendation and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for another adventure in the future!

Great experience

Scheduling the private tour with Mai was the best idea! The tour was incredible! Mai is very cheerful and is a great guide. Thanks to Mai I fulfilled my dream of knowing all the One Piece statues in the little time she had! I certainly hope to return to Kumamoto and see more and more places!

Sara A.

Thank you very much Sara for warm review! It was very nice time to visit One Piece statues with you and your brother. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed as well. (*´▽`*) Please come back here whenever you feel like, I am willing to welcome you with beautiful nature!!

$255/ per group