Prefectural capital:Kumamoto City
Kumamoto Prefecture is one of the major crop producing regions in Japan, being the top domestic producer of tomato, soft rush, leaf tobacco, baby’s breath and watermelon.
In tourism, you should visit Kumamoto Castle which was built about 400 years ago. The curved stone walls, known as musha-gaeshi was designed to prevent attackers from penetrating the castle. Apart from that, Mount Aso that is active volcano, has the huge calderas is the symbol of Kumamoto.