Visit in Kumamoto
Capital of the prefecture of the same name, Kumamoto was a very prosperous city from the beginning of the 17th century until the end of the 19th century. The Shirakawa River and its tributaries traverse it and surround the castle, which is located in the center of the city. In addition, Kumamoto was nicknamed «the city of wood and fresh water» for its canals and numerous gardens.
Symbol of the city and one of the three most beautiful castles in Japan, Kumamoto Castle rises on a hill. It was built in 1607 under the direction of Kiyomasa Kato, the local lord who laid the foundations of the current structure of the city. A large part of the castle was burned during a fire in 1877, but the keep was restored in 1960, regaining its original splendor. The tower is nowadays a museum where valuable objects of the Shogun period are exhibited.
10 minutes on foot from the Kotsu Center or 10 minutes by bus from Kumamoto Station.
Tours a Japón
"Juegos Olímpicos Tokio 2021"
Games in Kumamoto
KUMAMOTO PREFECTURAL SPORTS PARK
The stadium is designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, though the original iterations were designed by Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid. Kuma’s design utilizes Japanese lumber as an alternative to the concrete that is used in the majority of Japan’s large-scale projects.