Kumamoto (熊本) is a capital of Kumamoto pref. Therefore, the downtown of Kumamoto is the biggest shopping district in Kumamoto. In the city, there is Kumamoto castle which is one of the three major Japanese castles. There are many historical sight in Kumamoto. Miyamoto Musashi, the most famous sword master in the world, spent last days here, and wrote "Gorin no Sho." Northern area has many Onsen.