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Kumamoto Castle
Top 1 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.6/5
444 Reviews
Castle
Liked by 8
Closed Open from 9:00am-5:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: 1-1 Honmaru, Chūō-ku, Kumamoto-shi, Kumamoto-ken
Phone: +81-96-2235011

What people are saying:

The architecture for the castle is similar to what one associates with Japanese castles. The screens inside are impressive, as can be the view from inside. The flower garden on the grounds is also nice.

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  • domw872
    domw872
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    Good experience

    I went here October 1, 2020 during a lot of renovations and really could only see the castle from a distance. I didn’t have time to see the museum and other things, however, it was cool to see and I w...

    Reviewed on /Date(1601591142000+0800)/
  • 590jhl
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    One of top castles in Japan

    This is the landmark of Kumamoto City. There weren't much inside. It was good to take a walk and look around. We visited before the earthquake. It was pretty well maintained.

    Reviewed on /Date(1596504261000+0800)/
  • kr_le0
    kr_le0
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    Great

    Its sad while the castle destroyed by earthquake back to 2016, but here you can saw their japanese workmanship spirit in how they trying to recover the whole thing

    Reviewed on /Date(1584589501000+0800)/
  • PEili K
    PEili K
    Singapore, Singapore
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    Under Renov

    I have no idea it was under renovation as i have visited much castles in other parts of Japan. Hence seeing the exterior is good enough. However, it was all covered up by fence that cant even see much...

    Reviewed on /Date(1582988967000+0800)/
  • Julieteo
    Julieteo
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    Castle

    Not worth it, but if the amount of 500yen is for restoration then is ok. Earthquake was in 2016, but the work in progress was very slow.

    Reviewed on /Date(1579986203000+0800)/

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Introduction

Kumamoto Castle is located in the city of Kumamoto which, along with Osaka Castle and Nagoya Castle is regarded as one of Japan's three major castles. Kumamoto is often referred to as the "Ginkgo Castle" owing to the large number of ginkgo trees, whose fruit historically served as military supplies. The castle structure itself is magnificent and looks, from a distance, almost like an elegant crane taking flight. Tall, stone walls surround all four corners of Kumamoto, making it one of Japan's more heavily guarded fortresses.
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