Don't blow your budget in Kumamoto
Positioned on Japan's island of Kyushu, Kumamoto is a relatively small city by Japanese standards, but it's not without its iconic sights and big city living. One of the city's most popular attractions is the Kumamoto Castle, closely contended by the traditional Suizenji Gardens and the Honmyo-ji Temple.
You can see all these attractions and experience the imitable culture of the city without spending too much on accommodation thanks to Kumamoto's range of affordable hotels. From the highly-recommended Chisun Inn and the cosy Suizenji Comfort Hotel, to the simple and convenient GR Hotel Ginzadori, there are plenty of options to keep everyone happy.
Hot springs onsite
There are few better ways to relax than taking a rejuvenating dip in the water of a hot spring. People travel around the world to experience the best, but in Kumamoto you can have access to hot springs without leaving your hotel. With the Super Hotel Lohas and the Kikunan Onsen Ubl Hotel both featuring alluring hot springs, pampering is never far afoot.
Step toes-first into the dimly-lit hot spring at Super Hotel Lohas, which has a tranquil water feature, or go for the epitome of opulence at the Kikunan Onsen where natural ambience surrounds your bathing, and a sauna helps you sweat out any and all tension.
Immerse yourself in the city's culture
You won't be hard-pressed to uncover the fascinating culture within Kumamoto's streets. With temples, a stunning castle and numerous natural landmarks, the city has a strong link to Japanese traditions. You can position yourself right near the Kumamoto Castle at the KKR Hotel, which offers castle views from most rooms.
Elsewhere, the city opens up a world of local shopping districts, traditional restaurants and modern culture in the form of bars and clubs. You'll never be far away from it all when staying at the Richmond Hotel, Extol Inn, Dormy Inn or the Mielparque Kumamoto.