Kikuyō is a town located in Kikuchi District, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. As of 2003, the town has an estimated population of 29,627 and a density of 788.58 persons per km². The total area is 37.57 km². Kikuyō borders the city of Kumamoto on the north-east side and is centered on Highway 57 and the Aso-bound train line. The town is growing, due to the presence of a Tokyo Electric plant and the current construction of a new Fujifilm plant on highway 57. Kikuyō is known for its Kikuyō Ninjin carrots. Kikuyō has two junior high schools, six elementary schools, and eight public preschools. Most senior high school students attend public schools in the cities of Kumamoto or Ōzu.