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Kumamoto Prefecture

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Kumamoto Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Kyushu. The capital is the city of Kumamoto.HistoryHistorically, the area was called Higo Province; and the province was renamed Kumamoto during the Meiji Restoration. The creation of prefectures was part of the abolition of the feudal system. The current Japanese orthography for Kumamoto literally means "bear root/origin", or "origin of the bear".
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Nature in Kumamoto Prefecture

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Museums in Kumamoto Prefecture

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Hidden gems in Kumamoto Prefecture

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Parks in Kumamoto Prefecture

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