Going to Kumamoto with Kyushu Reconstruction Discount Tickets: Part 4 Kumamon Square

くまモン アイキャッチ画像

[Introduction]

I traveled to Kumamoto using “Kyushu Fukko Wari” (Kyushu Reconstruction Discount Tickets). Since I was impressed with Kumamon (the local mascot character of Kumamoto Prefecture) at Yuru-chara Grand Prix 2016, I decided to visit Kumamoto to see how reconstruction has been moving forward after the strong earthquake. In this article, I will write about Kumamon Square as part of Day 2.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Departure for Kumamoto
* Day 2: Kumamoto Castle
* Day 2: Josaien
* Day 2: Kumamon Square [This article]
* Day 2: Kumamoto Night View
* Day 3: Kumamoto Suizenji
* Day 3: Kumamoto Station
* Day 3: Kumamoto Castle (Revisit)
* Day 3: Kumamoto Castle (Evening View)

[Travel Date]
2016.12.22 – 24

[Main Part]

After lunch, I walked around the shopping area in the center of Kumamoto city.

Kamitori Shopping Arcade

To begin with, I walked around Kamitori Shopping Arcade.Kumamoto Kamitori Shopping Arcade1

A chorus group sang songs for Christmas.Kumamoto Kamitori Shopping Arcade2

I found Kumamon goods.Kumamoto Kamitori Shopping Arcade3

This was “Komurasaki”, one of the famous Kumamoto Ramen restaurants.Kumamoto Ramen Komurasaki

Shimotori Shopping Arcade

Then, I moved to Shimotori Shopping Arcade.Kumamoto Shimotori Shopping Arcade1

Kumamoto Shimotori Shopping Arcade2

Kumamoto Shimotori Shopping Arcade3

This Karaoke bar has a Kumamon room.Karaoke Kumamon

There was an antenna shop of Kumamoto railways.Kumamoto railways shop

Since Shimotori Shopping Arcade was the largest entertainment district in Kumamoto, there were a lot of people.Kumamoto Shimotori Shopping Arcade4

Kumamon Sqaure

Now I arrived at Kumamon Square.Kumamon Square1

Let’s get into Kumamon Square.Kumamon Square2

There were a variety of Kuammon goods.Kumamon Square goods1

Kumamon Square goods2

This was Kumamon Sales Manager office.Kumamon Sales Manager office1

There were a lot of pictures, trophies and award certificates in the room.Kumamon Sales Manager office2

Kumamon’s show started.Kumamon Stage1

Kikuch-kun, an unofficial mascot character of Kikuchi city in Kumamoto Joined the stage.Kumamon Stage2

They showed “Kumamon exercise”.Kumamon Stage3

Kumamon Stage4

After the show, visitors communicate with Kumamon.""

I continued to go around Kumamon Square.Kumamon Square goods3

Kumamon Square goods4

I bought this paper fan for souvenir.Kumamon Square goods5

This road bike was presented by DE ROSA, when Kumamon visited its factory in Italy in 2015.Kumamon Square3

Then, I left Kumamon Square.Kumamon Square4

Coffee shop “Arrow”

I stopped by a coffee shop “Arrow” for a rest.Kumamoto coffee arrow1

This coffee shop was famous for its passion to coffee.Kumamoto coffee arrow2

In the coffee shop.Kumamoto coffee arrow3

Here is the coffee.Kumamoto coffee arrow4

[Closing]

That’s it for the article about Kumamon Square.

Visitors are able to check its shedule for Kumamon’s show on the website. If you plan to visit Kumamon Square and watch Kumamon stage, I would recommend you should reach the venue earlier, because I suppose there will be a long queue 🙂

In the next article, I will write about night view of Kumamoto city.

[Map]

[Related Link]
Kumamoto Nagomi Tourism Site
Visit Kumamoto – Kumamoto City Official Tourist Guide
Kumamon Square


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