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

くまモン アイキャッチ画像


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


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.


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

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