Kumamoto castle is within 10 minutes by bus that is one of the three most famous castles in Japan and stone walls called “Musha-kaeshi” is very beautiful. Cherry blossoms in spring are wonderful. Various historic spot tours such as visiting the footprints of Miyamoto Musashi, a great swordsman. The YH provides a wonderful relay point to visit to Aso, Amakusa, Oita, Miyazaki and Kagoshima. Getting to the hostel: ?Kumamoto City Introduction?(English)—> http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/regional/kumamoto/kumamotoshi.html (Traditional Chinese)—> http://www.welcome2japan.hk/location/regional/kumamoto/kumamotoshi.html (Simplified Chinese)—> http://www.welcome2japan.cn/location/regional/kumamoto/kumamotoshi.html (Korean)—> http://www.welcometojapan.or.kr/region_info/kyushu/kumamoto/kumamotoshi.asp 7 minutes (500m) walk from JR Suizenji station.