Kumamoto is a lively town on Kyushu's west coast and a gateway to the island's picturesque, mountainous interior. Famous spots include the lovely garden Suizenji Jojuen and the residence of eminent writer and Japanologist Lafcadio Hearn. Look out for Japan's most famous mascot character Kumamon, the rosy-cheeked black bear.
With great views over the castle grounds, this lovely 4* hotel is conveniently situated in central Kumamoto only 10 minutes from the station by taxi. Trams provide access to most major sights that are not within walking distance. Should you wish to venture beyond the hotel's six restaurants, you will find a multitude of eating options virtually on your doorstep.
Spacious and relaxed, the rooms here are very comfortable, some featuring views of the castle and surrounding grounds. The usual amenities and facilities are of course provided, including a widescreen LCD TV and free wi-fi.
The hotel has six restaurants, including Western, Japanese, Chinese, a buffet restaurant featuring locally sourced produce (where you will enjoy a mixed Japanese/Western breakfast buffet), a café, and a cake shop.
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The hotel is located just a 7-minute taxi ride from Kumamoto Station or a short trip by tram. Nearby are the grounds of Kumamoto Castle, and Suizenji Jojuen Garden is easily accessible by tram. There are plenty of restaurants and convenience stores in the surrounding location, and the lively shopping arcade nearby has plenty of options by way of food. A branch of the popular 'Don Quixote' department store offers a big range of tax-free shopping options.
The rooms here are compact and well furnished with all the standard amenities and facilities.
The hotel restaurant, Zakoya, offers a Western and Japanese-style buffet in the mornings.