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Located next to the public carpark of Kumamoto Castle, this is actually in a small village theme setup. In it, there are tens of shophouses selling the local food and produce of Kumamoto, souvenirs and gifts (also stalls selling desserts like ice cream, besides the...More
This area is just before the entrance to the castle. Interesting area selling sweet - all types of Japanese sweets from the area and beyond. Nice to wonder around the alleys before of after visiting the castle
A good little market place to try out Kumamoto snacks. Had the lotus wasabi and Aso ice-cream. Both are very good. Missed the show as the timing wasn't right but did see the very very last of it. Many people was there and seems like...More
Just off the famous Kumamoto Castle, you can walk down to it after the castle tour. They recreated traditional Japanese architecture and made a small 'village' with its own square for activities. Lots of souvenir and eateries line the streets. Good for a rest and...More
You may be lucky enough to catch the free samurai show featuring good looking young guys struttin` their stuff in period costume. Afterwards they wandered around the shops for photo ops and chatting. Very entertaining and friendly, an unexpected highlight of a trip to Kumamoto.
The day we went it's extremely crowded so it's wasn't as pleasant as it could be. It's a cutesy place with many souvenir & specialty food shops. Also restaurants. Most of the places accept credit cards.
shops(souvenirs, local sweets..etc) 9:00am to 7:00pm
restaurants and cafe( Japanese tea shop) - 11:00am to 10:00pm
shops 9:00am to 6:00pm
reastaurants and cafe - 11:00am to 10:00pm