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'''Kumamoto''' (熊本) is a prefecture on the island of [[Kyushu]], in [[Japan]].
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'''Kumamoto''' (熊本) [http://www.pref.kumamoto.jp/english/list.html] is a prefecture on the island of [[Kyushu]], in [[Japan]].
  
 
==Regions==
 
==Regions==
 
*[[Aso]] highland area, with an immense caldera, numerous hot spring resorts, fine hiking courses, and an active volcano to look down into.
 
*[[Aso]] highland area, with an immense caldera, numerous hot spring resorts, fine hiking courses, and an active volcano to look down into.
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*[[Amakusa]] beaches and relaxed lifestyle on the eastern islands
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*[[Kikuchi]] and [[Yamaga]] hot springs everywhere
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*[[Arao]] and [[Tamana]] Mitsu Greenland adventure theme park
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*[[Uto]] and [[Mashiki]]
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*[[Yatsushiro]], [[Ashikita]] and [[Minamata]] south coast
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*[[Hitoyoshi]] and [[Kuma]] nature at its best
  
 
==Cities==
 
==Cities==
*[[Kumamoto]] - The main city.
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*[[Kumamoto]] - Prefectural capital with one of Japan's grandest castles
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*[[Hitoyoshi]] - which is famous for hot springs. There are many other places to visit too.
 
*[[Hitoyoshi]] - which is famous for hot springs. There are many other places to visit too.
*[[Yatsushiro]] the second biggest city in Kumamoto prefecture.
 
*[[Kikuchi]] -
 
 
*[[Hondo]] -
 
*[[Hondo]] -
*[[Ushibuka]] -
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*[[Minamata]] - coastal town infamous for an industrial pollution disaster
*[[Yabe]] -
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*[[Misumi]] -  
 
*[[Misumi]] -  
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*[[Oyano]]
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*[[Tamana]]
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*[[Tomiai]] -
 
*[[Uto]] -
 
*[[Uto]] -
*[[Ooyano]]
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*[[Yabe]] -
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*[[Yamaga]] -
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*[[Yatsushiro]] the second biggest city in Kumamoto prefecture.
  
 
==Other destinations==
 
==Other destinations==
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There are several unique traditional foods in Kumamoto prefecture. First, ''karashirenkon'' is one of the most popular foods in Kumamoto. This is lotus root with mustard stuffed into the holes, covered with soybean and wheat flour, and fried. Second, ''basashi'' is also popular as traditional food of Kumamoto. It's raw horse meat, and people in Kumamoto eat it with soy sauce and ginger. In addition, ''takana'', a type of vegetable, is one of the specialties of [[Aso]], and there are many types of seafood in [[Amakusa]]. Furthermore, Kumamoto is famous for boiled pork-rib (''tonkotsu'') ramen noodles. People sometimes form a line to eat it in front of the shop.
 
There are several unique traditional foods in Kumamoto prefecture. First, ''karashirenkon'' is one of the most popular foods in Kumamoto. This is lotus root with mustard stuffed into the holes, covered with soybean and wheat flour, and fried. Second, ''basashi'' is also popular as traditional food of Kumamoto. It's raw horse meat, and people in Kumamoto eat it with soy sauce and ginger. In addition, ''takana'', a type of vegetable, is one of the specialties of [[Aso]], and there are many types of seafood in [[Amakusa]]. Furthermore, Kumamoto is famous for boiled pork-rib (''tonkotsu'') ramen noodles. People sometimes form a line to eat it in front of the shop.
  
''Ikinaridango'' is famous sweet in Kumamoto. It contains a sweetpotato and anko. Then they are covered with a dough made from wheat flour. When you bite it, you'll find the contained a sweetpotato has a light, dry texture. "Ikinari" of ikinaridango means "sonomama"- "as it is" or "just like that" in Kumamoto area. It also called Ikinaridago or Ikinarimanzyu. It costs 80-100 yen. You should eat once!
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''Ikinaridango'' is famous sweet in Kumamoto. It contains a sweetpotato and anko. Then they are covered with a dough made from wheat flour. When you bite it, you'll find the contained a sweetpotato has a light, dry texture. "Ikinari" of ikinaridango means "sonomama"- "as it is" or "just like that" in Kumamoto area. It also called Ikinaridago or Ikinarimanzyu. It costs 80-100 yen. You should try it once!
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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==Get out==
 
==Get out==
  
==External links==
 
* [http://www.pref.kumamoto.jp/english/list.html Kumamoto Prefecture]
 
  
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Kumamoto (熊本) [1] is a prefecture on the island of Kyushu, in Japan.

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There are several unique traditional foods in Kumamoto prefecture. First, karashirenkon is one of the most popular foods in Kumamoto. This is lotus root with mustard stuffed into the holes, covered with soybean and wheat flour, and fried. Second, basashi is also popular as traditional food of Kumamoto. It's raw horse meat, and people in Kumamoto eat it with soy sauce and ginger. In addition, takana, a type of vegetable, is one of the specialties of Aso, and there are many types of seafood in Amakusa. Furthermore, Kumamoto is famous for boiled pork-rib (tonkotsu) ramen noodles. People sometimes form a line to eat it in front of the shop.

Ikinaridango is famous sweet in Kumamoto. It contains a sweetpotato and anko. Then they are covered with a dough made from wheat flour. When you bite it, you'll find the contained a sweetpotato has a light, dry texture. "Ikinari" of ikinaridango means "sonomama"- "as it is" or "just like that" in Kumamoto area. It also called Ikinaridago or Ikinarimanzyu. It costs 80-100 yen. You should try it once!

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