Reasons to Choose Japan

Life in Japan by Specific Areas



There are many traditional events that have been handed down from ancient time in various parts of Kumamoto prefecture. Festivals and dances that have been passed down since ancient times are held every year. In addition, Ariake Sea - Yashiro Sea, the only place in Japan where "Mutsugoro" (a kind of fish famous in Japan) inhabits, has the largest dry beach in Japan and is a unique and valuable sea area in the world.

kumamoto *This map does not include topographical features and island areas and does not cover the entire area of Japan.

Famous places / spots recommended by locals

Kurokawa Onsen

Kurokawa Onsen

A hot spring resort located in the northeastern part of Kumamoto prefecture that blends into the idyllic rural landscape. The open-air bath that makes the most of nature is attractive!



Located in a corner of Aso-Kuju National Park, where it is a spot that able to enjoy the forest covered with virgin forest and the colorful leaves in autumn.

Foods recommended by locals

  • Horse meat sashimi

    Horse meat sashimi

    Compared to beef and pork, horse meat is low in calories, low in fat, low in cholesterol and high in protein, and is attracting attention as a healthy food. Especially in Kumamoto prefecture, fresh horse meat is easily available, making it a popular ingredient.

  • Karashi renkon

    Karashi renkon

    A dish in which miso mixed with mustard is stuffed into a lotus root hole, battered and fried in oil. It is widely known as being good for nutrition-tonic.

Climate (temperature / precipitation)

Temperature (°C)

Temperature (°C) (Source: Japan Metrogical Agency)

Precipitation (mm)

Precipitation (mm) (Source: Japan Metrogical Agency)

The average annual temperature in Kumamoto is about 16 to 17°C. In the summer, the temperature can reach over 35°C. Although the amount of snow in winter is relatively small, it may be a winter day with the lowest temperature of 0 °C or less.

Cost of living

Rent is based on the research by the national rental management system business assosiation, and others are based on the statistical data by Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication.

  • Rent


    42,548 yen

  • Electricity


    4,083 yen

  • Water


    1,759 yen

  • Ramen
    (Eating out)

    Ramen(Eating out)

    647 yen

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