Kumamoto, meaning "origin of the bear", is most well-known for Mount Aso, famed as one of the world’s largest active volcanoes. You can also capture the power of nature at the volcanic ash plumes that pour from Mount Naka. A lot of different scenery can be seen in just 1 day in Kumamoto, from the atmosphere of Kurokawa Onsen’s traditional Japanese inns to the history of Japanese Christianity found at Amakusa.