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1 Chome-3-10 Shimotori, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 860-0807 Kumamoto Prefecture
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A Deep Look into Miyamoto Musashi and the Hosokawa Clan's Way of Life
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A Deep Look into Miyamoto Musashi and the Hosokawa Clan's Way of Life

【OUTLINE】<br>Spend a day experiencing Kumamoto's samurai culture. Learn about the culture of the art-loving Hosokawa family and the spirit of Musashi Miyamoto, Japan's most powerful samurai.<br><br>【HIGHLIGHTS】<br>・Experience Kumamoto's unique samurai culture that was originally developed to save people.<br>・Kumamoto Castle, the centerpiece of Kumamoto's samurai culture, will be explained from a cultural perspective.<br>・At Suizenji Seifuen, learn about the traditional teaching know as "art stopped war," a line of thinking that has been passed on into modern times.<br>・Learn about Miyamoto Musashi, Japan's most powerful samurai, and his spiritual commitment to "surviving as a samurai"
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GIT wrote a review Jan 2020
Melbourne, Australia409 contributions55 helpful votes
This Shotengai is rather small and nothing compared to other larger ones in major cities. Would not return.
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Date of experience: January 2020
YL Goh wrote a review Dec 2019
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia307 contributions16 helpful votes
Plenty of shopping, groceries, dining, drinking, singing etc can be done here....reasonable pricing.
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Date of experience: December 2019
vincentd0 wrote a review Jul 2019
12 contributions1 helpful vote
A major shopping place in Kumamoto. It is a covered street. So if it is rainy and cold day, it is a best place to go.
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Date of experience: July 2019
LUVBALIBEACH wrote a review Apr 2019
Singapore821 contributions452 helpful votes
This street is besides the hotel we are staying so easily accessible. It is also near the castle so everything within this shopping area. There was local fashion, souvenirs, snacks, restaurants within the shopping street. We bought some japanese products from a shop gere, had sukiyaki dinner in one of the restaurant near one of the entrance. The food was very small portion and did not taste good. It was also very expensive at 3500 yen per pax. Pretty pathetic as I could count the strain of vegetable. Other than this bad experience, the shopping street is very interesting. There are many souvenir to bring home but do remember made in Japan products are what we look for. Many shopkeepers will emphasize to you that the crafts, textile, etc are made in Japan. There are many bigger shopping malls nearby.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Travel-Kumamoto wrote a review Mar 2019
Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan170 contributions25 helpful votes
It is in the center of the city and very easy to access from across Kumamoto and very close to Kumamoto Castle. Tourists can find various restaurants, souvenir shops, pubs, super market.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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