Popular as a tourist destination, this prefecture is most well-known for Mount Aso, famed as one of the world’s largest active volcanoes. One can also marvel at the might of nature in the volcanic ash plumes that pour from Mount Naka. There is far too much to experience in just one day in Kumamoto, from the atmosphere of Kurokawa Onsen’s traditional Japanese inns to the history of Japanese Christianity found at Amakusa.

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