James YanoUnited States
Ikue is a fantastic and patient guide. Came by JR and were met at the station where she gave a useful itinerary. The Hosokawa Gyobu-tei House and Suizenji Jojuen Garden were great but the highlight was Kumamoto Castle. This is an impressive place and not crowded with tourists like Osaka Castle. We took our time exploring without feeling rushed. Reigando is well out of the city but the sense of history is evident. You owe it to yourself to visit Kumamoto and letting Ikue be your guide. You won't regret it.