Kumamoto, Kumamoto

city in Kumamoto prefecture, Japan

Kumamoto (熊本市, Kumamoto-shi) is the capital city of Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan.[1]

Kumamoto
Japanese name
Kanji熊本市
Hiraganaくまもとし
Katakanaクマモトシ
Map
Kyūshū Shinkansen and the skyline of the city with Kumamoto Castle in the background.

Kumamoto is in the south central part of Kyushu.[1] Kumamoto is an ordinance-designated city since April 1, 2012.

HistoryEdit

In 1600, Kumamoto Castle was built by Kato Kiyomasa; and the city grew around it.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Kumamoto" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 572.

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Coordinates: 32°47′N 130°44′E / 32.783°N 130.733°E / 32.783; 130.733