Check out the Spring Johsaien Newsletter for info on seasonal foods and souvenirs.
Breakfast Project
Johsaien Castle Town Ice Cream Fair


Kumamoto Castle Samurai Show

■Daily @ 11:30AM

    and 2:30PM (15 minute show)

■Shinsuikukan Stage @ Johsaien

Kato Kiyomasa, builder of Kumamoto Castle, is joined by rotating cast of ten historical compatriots for this exciting and educational performance.

Higomaru Omotenashi Show

■Sat, Sun & Hol @ 11:00AM

    and 2:00PM (15 minute show)

■Shinsuikukan Stage @ Johsaien

Come watch Kumamoto City's mascot Higomaru and his pal Arisa sing and dance. Everyone is welcome.


Change to Operating Hours Due to Coronavirus

In order to prevent spread of the coronavirus, operating hours for restaurants and shops in Johsaien have changed starting 4/1.

Shops: 9AM-5PM
Restaurants: 9AM-5PM (reservations required for meals later than 5PM)

(Individual operating hours may vary.)

Thank you for your understanding.


Map showing area around Sakuranobaba Johsaien

By Shinkansen: Shinkansen to JR Kumamoto Station. East Exit to Tram Line, board A or B towards Kengun. Get off at Kumamoto Castle/City Hall stop. Cross street toward Castle and follow signs to Sakuranobaba Johsaien.

By Bus: Board bus to Kotsu Center. Get off at Kotsu Center, head towards Castle, follow signs to Sakuranobaba Johsaien.