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Kumamoto Castle

1-1 Honmaru, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture 860-0002, Japan
+81 96-352-5900
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Ranked #1 of 41 attractions in Kumamoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Kota, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We were in japan in march 2014 last week . This place had wonderful blossom about 1000 trees. You can take a loop bus from jr station and hop at all the spots .Golden hall and tunnel were beautiful. Land of Samurai.

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Waterford, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I liked everything I ate at the Castle Hotel Restaurant on the main floor and ate there at least 15 times during my month stay in Kumamoto. The staff was always friendly and the service was excellent.

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Evanston, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This castle is beautiful - it has excellent views and lots of great information! Try the delicious freshly grilled dango when you're there!

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Hong Kong, China
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Liked the part where you are able to walk inside the most traditional building. Had to take off your shoes but worth it. Very clean and immaculate condition

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

As others have said it's a reconstruction. From the outside it's stunning but go inside and you'd think you were in a 1980s UK secondary school, I was having flashbacks to my childhood! Gorgeous for a photo but not worth a trip to Kumamoto specially unless you are already in the area

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Vermont
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153 reviews 153 reviews
75 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Kumamoto is famous for its castle (one of the nth loveliest in Japan) and its cherry blossoms.  We timed it just right, got the sakura at full bloom and just as they were beginning to rain petals.  The castle is a wonder, the town a pleasure, the people uncommonly welcoming and helpful.  The castle for the most part is a... More

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Manipal, India
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was my first trip to Kumamoto, japan. The castle is magnificent and certainly worth visit for the first timers in Japan. One has to spend at least 3hrs to view the castle completely.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The view is great and the castle is awesome. But what surprised me the most was the staff there. They were really friendly and even dressed up like samurai to take photos with tourists. For those who like to know more about the castle in a lively way, dont miss the drama (right in front of the castle). It's in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

It is a great castle and can spend good few hours there. Little park is also clean and nice to walk around. Probably better than some major large Japanese castles. Also located in the nice area. Good to walk outside the castle too. Worth visiting !!

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

You can't be in Kyushu and miss this out. One of the best castles in Japan. Great sight seeing and even, convenient to get to. Skip Sakurajima, Yufuin, Fukuoka if you have to, but THIS, is a MUST-see :)

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