Kumamoto Castle

Kumamoto

Location Japan (Kyûshû Island)
Inhabitants approx 740,000
Sister city of Heidelberg  Since 1992
Specialty Kumamon is a popular black bear mascot promoting the Kumamoto prefecture. It is Japan's most popular bear.
University Twelve public and private universities, including the public Kumamoto University, characterize Kumamoto.
First year of participation in the ISH 1999

Website: http://www.manyou-kumamoto.jp/

Contact:

Kunimoto Mikiko
Cultural and International Affairs Section
1-1 Tetorihoncho
860-860 Kumamoto City
JAPAN
Phone +81 96 328 2070