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History buffs enjoy visiting Kumamoto though all visitors are sure to find something to appreciate. Tourists can also enjoy the city's temples, monuments and local tours. Kumamoto Castle, Hirayama Hot Spring and Green Land are some of the top sights around the area.
Cultural venues in the city include Contemporary Art Museum Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefectural Traditional Crafts Centre and Kumamoto Prefectural Art Museum. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Kumamoto Castle, Catholic Tetori Church, and Sakura-no-baba Josaien. The city's natural beauty is on display at Kumamoto Zoo and Botanical Garden, Suizenji Ezuko Park and Toge no Chaya Park.
Popular places to see in the area include Hirayama Hot Spring, 17.6 mi/28.3 km from the heart of the city, and Green Land, which is 18.9 mi (30.4 km) away.
If you want to journey outside the area, ride aboard a train from Fujisakigumae station, Kumamoto Minami Station or Kumamoto Station. Kumamoto might not have many public transport choices so consider a car rental to maximise your time.