Kumamoto Prefecture facts for kids
National Parks are established in about 21% of the total land area of the prefecture, including Aso Kujū National Park.
- 1607-1614: Kumamoto Castle, construction lasted 7 years
- December 1637: Shimabara Rebellion
- May 21, 1792: Earthquake centered at Mount Unzen caused tsunami which hit Higo
Kumamoto Prefecture is in the middle of Kyūshū. The western border of Kumamoto is the Ariake Sea and the Amakusa Islands. Fukuoka Prefecture and Ōita Prefecture are in the north. Miyazaki Prefecture is in the east. Kagoshima Prefecture is in the south.
Mount Aso (1592 m) is an active volcano in the eastern part of the prefecture.
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