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Kumamoto Castle

Address: 1-1 Honmaru, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 860-0002, Kumamoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 96-352-5900
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Ranked #1 of 55 things to do in Kumamoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Visitor centers, Traveler Resources, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Castles, Visitor centers, Traveler Resources, Sights & Landmarks

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Situated right next to the city centre, Kumamoto castle is a few miniutes uphill. The castle is one of the best castles in Japan, which is nicely preserved. Before reaching the main tower, there is a square which is often very occupied with people. Two places which makes it really worth the visit are the main tower which shows the... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Kumamoto Castle is the important landmark of Kumamoto province. Located in center of this town. It's one of the most biggest and beautiful castle in Japan. Inside the castle is museum that collect lot of history but in japanese language. Top of castle is observation desk you can see city view of Kumamoto.

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東京
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is really great. I can understand why it is a national treasure of Japan. Also it is located near the downtown of Kumamoto city. You can enjoy the great view.

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Kumamoto, Japan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

One of the major two attraction in Kumamoto. It's a site where one can experience cherry blossom and ume blossom in different period of time. There are several descriptions in English.

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I imagine when the plum and cherry blossoms are in full swing the castle and it's ground would be awe-inspiring. We visited in winter and the castle grounds left something to be desired. The actual castle and turrets however are simply magnificent, and the artefacts within the main building mostly have adequate English explanations. We only spent a couple of... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Arrived a bit late in the afternoon due to traffic but still managed to climb both towers before closing time. Really impressive and definitely not to miss!

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

Because its a reconstruction, it's hard to claim this is one of Japan's best castles. Nevertheless from the outside it has a quite impressive facade. The interior includes a very large and Rich assortment of historical markers and explanations. This site should really be considered more of the museum in a castle. This said, the rampart is original, as is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

i decided to stop over in Kumamoto this night rather than going straight to Kagoshima, but the castle view didn't repay my overnight stay. I did expect a lot more from this castle. In order to see it entirely you have to pay the entrance fee. This doesn't happen at the Osaka castle, for example

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Kumamoto Castle is one of the three famous castles of Japan, with Osaka and Nagoya castles. The current (main) castle is a concrete reconstruction built after the original was destroyed during the Satsuma Rebellion/Seinan War, but some of the outer turrets are original. It's quite an imposing castle - the first thing you see coming from the tram is the... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A very beautiful and impressive Japanese castle, a must-go place if you are visiting Kumamoto. In fact, it is the 3rd best castle in Japan. Don't miss the view of the surroundings from the top of its tallest tower. It's only reachable by stairway, but totally worth it.

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