When you visit Kumamoto city, you can't miss sightseeing in Kumamoto castle. Built more than 400 years ago, you can still see beautiful castle and stone walls. Center of Kumamoto city was developed around the castle what we call "Joka-machi". Nowadays, two famous streets "Kami-tori" and "Shimo-tori" are the main shopping and sightseeing area in Kumamoto city.
Other than the castle, you can enjoy food in Kumamoto. Basashi (Horse meat sashimi), Karashi-renkon (deep fried mustard stuffing lotus root) and Kumamoto ramen are popular. You can find these restaurants and stores mostly along Kami-tori and Shimo-tori.