Kumamoto Prefecture is the birthplace of the internationally famous character 'Kumamon'. If you make a visit to Kumamon Square, you are bound to meet Kumamon there. Although the region is home to a number of hot spring resorts, the one that stands out among them is Kurokawa Onsen, up in the mountains. Purchase an 'Onsen Tegata'for 1,300 yen where you can be allowed entry to up to 3 baths. The town of Aso boasts Japan's largest caldera and is a place to take horse rides across fresh green meadows. The pork-based Kumamoto ramen and the regional horse meat-based dishes are the specialities to try here in Kumamoto Prefecture.