Favorite thing: In Kumamoto it's possible to get a free internet session in the Kumamoto City International Center. Grab a map from the tourist office in the railway station. The building is marked on the map and is close to the tram stop Kumamotojo-mae and the castle.
Meet the people. There is a lot to do and the locals are extremely friendly.
Fondest memory: Eating yakitori, riding on a motorcycle through the nearby mountains, and doing my best Dylan impersonation at a karaoke bar.
Favorite thing: Visit KUMAMOTO CASTLE: Completed in 1607, Kumamoto Castle is more martial in appearance with impregnable walls. The original castle was almost completely destroyed in the Seinan War in 1877 & the present reprica is built to evoke the fearsome magnificence of the original castle.
Fondest memory: SUIZEN-JI GARDEN: A nicely laid out garden with a central spring-fed lake. Very Japanese...Me included! Often I am mistaken as Japanese, even in Japan!
Favorite thing: One of the programme is to watch a monkey show in the Somma Aso National Park Area. I don't know where is this theatre exactly actually...