Yo! It’s Mr. Wada on duty. I’d like to share one of the best places we’ve visited, Kumamoto. And it’s going to be the Kumamoto Castle this time.
Note: Pictures in this post were taken in 2014.
Kumamoto, The Land of Kumamon
Aside from the castle, Kumamoto has been sorta booming the past several years after a mascot character of Kumamoto became super popular over the country. That’s Kumamon. As I’ve mentioned before, mascot character business has been big in Japan. It seems like every city has its own mascot character today (seriously).
Ikinari Dango is Kumamoto’s traditional dessert. Steamed manju (not really dango) with sliced sweet potatoes and anko inside. It was named after the fact that it was easy to make for unexpected (Ikinari) guests. We tried it right outside the castle, beside the souvenir shop.