Hostel in Kumamoto, Japan

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Get to know Kumamoto (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Kumamoto. To help you make friends with Kumamoto before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Around seven hundred forty thousand people live in Kumamoto, Japan, the capital of the Kumamoto Prefecture. The city is situated in the centre of Kyushu, the southwestern part of the Japanese archipelago. The mountainous island is well known for being the home of Mount Aso, the most active volcano in Japan.

After a massive air raid hit the city during World War II, a Japanese Buddhist monk decided to build a Peace Pagoda on the top of Mount Hanaoka to commemorate all the people who died in war and promote peace. This was the start for him and his supporters to build Peace Pagodas around the globe. Most of the more-than eighty monuments can be found in Japan and India, but you can find lovely examples in Europe and North America, as well.

Communication problems in Kumamoto, Japan hostels and hotels can occur, since many employers speak little to no English. Currently, the offering of Kumamoto, Japan hostels is very limited. If prefer not to stay in a hostel in Kumamoto, Japan, and you are not on a tight budget, check out the numerous hotels in and nearby the district Anseimachi. Alternatively, you can find additional accommodations such as hostels right near Mount Aso.

One of the biggest tourist attractions in the city is Kumamoto Castle. The origins of this complex date back to the fifteenth century. However, the buildings you can see nowadays are a reconstruction from the mid-twentieth century, and only a few structures have survived the centuries since the first construction of the castle. Unfortunately, the castle suffered serious damage in recent earthquakes; some parts are still damaged and the repair work is ongoing.

If you are a park and nature lover, do not miss the Suizenji Garden. The Hosokawa family built the park in the seventeenth century. This spacious, Japanese-style landscape garden is perfect for a stroll and some relaxation. Mount Aso is only fifty kilometres away and is a perfect destination for nature lovers and photographers. Note that the crater area is often partially closed off to visitors due to the volcanic activity.

Written by local enthusiast for Kumamoto hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Kumamoto hostels Flo

FAQ about Kumamoto Hostels

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Your Packing List for Kumamoto

Your Packing List for Kumamoto

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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Kumamoto Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Kumamoto, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
$23 Average dorm price
$23 Cheapest hostel in Kumamoto

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