Going to Kumamoto with Kyushu Reconstruction Discount Tickets: Part 7 Kumamoto Station

くまモン駅 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 Kumamoto station as part of Day 3.

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

[Travel Date]
2016.12.22 – 24

[Main Part]

I left Suizenji Jojuen Garden and moved around Kumamoto station by city tram.Kumamoto city tram1

Kumamoto Ramen “Kokutei”

First, I will have a lunch. I decided to have Kumamoto ramen for lunch and did some research in advance.

I visited “Kokutei”.Kumamoto ramen Kokutei1

Let’s enter into the ramen restaurant.Kumamoto ramen Kokutei2

“Kokutei” is one of the famous Kumamoto ramen restaurants in Kumamoto city. When I arrived at the restaurant before 11 a.m., almost all of the seats were already taken.""

The shop’s recommendation was ramen with chuck eye roll and egg.""

So, I ordered it.Kumamoto ramen Kokutei3

Kumamoto station

After lunch, I went around Kumamoto station.Kumamoto station

熊本駅 くまモン駅

I took several photos of city trams from a pedestrian walkway.Kumamoto city tram2

Kumamoto city tram3

Kumamoto city tram4

Then, I entered into Kumamoto station.Kumamoto Kumamon1

I saw Kumamon several times around here.Kumamoto Kumamon2

Kumamoto Kumamon3

There are several local lines around Kumamoto, so I would like to try it next time.""

This is the ticket gate for Kyushu Shinkansen bullet train.""

There was a Kumamon’s office in the ticket gate.Kumamoto Kumamon office1

Kumamoto Kumamon office2

In addition, there was a big Kumamon object.Kumamoto Kumamon4

Then, I moved to the west side of Kumamoto station. I was able to see Kyushu Shinkansen bullet train over there.Kumamoto Shinkansen Bullet train1

From the bottom.""

Kumamoto Shinkansen Bullet train2

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Kumamoto Shinkansen Bullet train3

Strolling around Kumamoto Castle Town

I left Kumamoto station and moved to downtown area by city tram.Kumamoto city tram5

I got off the train just before downtown and walked around here.

I just happened to see this photogenic building.熊本 呉服町診療所

This building used to be a bank.旧第一銀行熊本支店

This was “Nagasaki Jiro Book Store”, which was opened in 1874.熊本 長崎次郎書店

The second floor of the building was a cafe, and I stopped by it for a rest.熊本 長崎次郎喫茶店1

You can see city trams from the window of the cafe.熊本 長崎次郎喫茶店2

Then, I revisited Kumamoto Castle and I will write about it in the next article.

[Closing]

That’s it for the article about Kumamoto station as part of Day 3. Since downtown area including major tourist spots is a little far from Kumamoto station, tourists may not go around Kumamoto station so much. However, I found walking around Kumamoto station is fun 🙂

In the next article, I will write about revisiting Kumamoto Castle.

[Map]

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


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