Kumamoto

5 Most Beautiful Castles in Japan

In Japan, castles were fortresses made from woods and stones. It was built to guard some important sites such as river crossings and ports. There are some castles in Japan that still original or very little altered. Some of them are considered as national treasures. Below some castles in Japan that are well known for…

Why, How and When to Visit Kumamoto Castle?

One of the main attractions of Japan is its exquisite and historic castles. Japan is home to many beautiful castles from Hokkaido to Okinawa. One of these lies in Kumamoto Prefecture in Kyushu island – the Kumamoto Castle. Ranking Kumamoto Castle is considered one of the three most famous castles in Japan together with Nagoya…

Ruvani, The best Sri Lankan food in Kumamoto

Author’s photo Despite being quite a small city without many foreigners, Kumamoto has a good variety of non-Japanese restaurants for you to try if you need a break from sushi and sashimi. If you like spicy food, Ruvani is the place to go! I’d never eaten Sri Lankan food before. Spicy food is not generally…

Explore Kumamoto: Honmyoji Temple

One of the things I like best about Kumamoto is that you are never far from a potential outing. Kumamoto is littered with beautiful old buildings, hidden away temples, scenic spots and idyllic areas to walk in. For today’s outing, we headed over to Honmyoji Park. Greeted by an impressive white torii, we walked down…