【Rugby World Cup 2019 SPECIAL EDITION】WELCOME TO KUMAMOTO!（A AREA DOWNTOWN NORTH）
［A AREA］DOWNTOWN NORTH
Area A centers around the Kamitori Arcade, a covered shopping area built in 1998 with windowed roofing inspired by the naturally lit design of Paris’s Musée d’Orsay. On nearby Namikizaka and Kaminoura Dori, you’ll find a unique mix of old shops and new boutiques. The Suidocho area along Route 3 features a number of great places to eat as well!
■Kamitori 1-bangai Promotion Association
■Kamitori 1/2-chome Promotion Association
■Kamitori 3/4-chome Promotion Association
■Kamitori 5-chome Promotion Association
Beautifully arranged, meticulously crafted kaiseki meals made with plenty of Kumamoto Prefecture vegetables.
Western fare and Japanese-style western dishes featur-ing slow-cooked demiglace sauce. Great wine, too!
All-you-can-eat samgyeopsal for ¥2500 (tax inc, 2hr)! Try the Korean BBQ and authentic cheese dak-galbi!
Homestyle eatery offering set meals and more til 4AM. Very at-home atmosphere, even lone diners feel welcome!
Bookstore founded in 1877 that was frequented by Natsume Soseki. Features a wide selection of old books.
Popular bakery with 50-60 types of bread, from sweet to crusty. The Kokuto Bread, made with brown sugar, is a must!
Authentic Szechuan and Chinese fusion cuisine. Famous for its kou shui ji and soupless dandan noodles.
Recharge yourself in a high-concentration oxygen capsule. Massages available upon request.
（9）OTANI MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Prefecture’s #1 music shop with most sheet music in West Japan. Original Kumamon music merchandise available.
Replica rugby jerseys for Japan, the All Blacks, Wales, and more, plus lots of RWC-related merchandise.
THE place for Kumamoto ramen! Even has vegetarian tonkotsu ramen for vegetarian ramen lovers!
Minced pork ramen covered with tender, flavorful pork is a popular dish. Pork buns available for sale in front of shop.
Offering Kansai-style sukiyaki with Kamogawa’s own secret soup. The shabu-shabu is also excellent.
Enjoy authentic Chinese cuisine and Kumamoto’s famous Taipien noodles with views over a peaceful garden courtyard.
Western-style restaurant open for over 50 years. A comfort-able atmosphere with many long-time customers.
Making Horaku Manju, Kumamoto’s favorite sweet snack, for over half a century. Seating available inside.
Casual hotel restaurant in Suidocho. Popular for quality cuisine prepared by the chef and friendly service.
（18）KUNIEDA FISH MARKET
Offering pro-selected and pro-prepared fish. Popular for its reasonable lunches and dinners and for its lively owner.
Petit European-style restaurant that will help you forget the bustle of downtown with handmade fare that will set you at ease.
（20）CAFÉ de SUIDOCHO
Known for its omurice and hamburg with housemade demi-glace. Run by a liquor store so drinks are especially cheap!