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Address: 1-1 Honmaru, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 860-0002, Kumamoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 96-352-5900
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great castle - modern interior

The castle has been rebuilt but you can get a sense of its former grandeur and massive size. The really special thing here is the palace - the gold leaf and paintings are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Kumamoto castle offers a dominating view of the city. Made it there bust at the beginning of the cherry blossom season. While not as many as in other parts of Japan the blossoms were very scenic when walking around and provide for some great photo opportunities.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The castle has been rebuilt but you can get a sense of its former grandeur and massive size. The really special thing here is the palace - the gold leaf and paintings are stunning. Inside the castle tower is all cement.

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The grounds are really nice and the exterior is fabulous. We could see it from our hotel room, light by night and the two towers and a gate tower during the day. However, it is a reconstruction and a concrete castle doesn't compare with a real, wood castle. I know that there are only 12 left and that they have... More 

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Chonburi, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I have been here last two years(July 2013).This is my second times,I want to see The black castle (Kumamoto castle one of the three premier castle in Japan) with Sakura.That are not disappointed me. Castle with cherry blossom are very beautiful view.Only a few weeks you can see cherry blossom duration is about 20 March to 3 Apr.

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HONG KONG
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I was there but did not buy a ticket to go in. I took many photos even strolling outside of the Kumamoto castle because it was the cherry blossom season.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Very enjoyable visit during early April (end of cherry blossom season) and much more so compared to Himeji castle which we had had a glimpse at just two days earlier and which was just absolute madness during this season (and also because of the re-opening after many years). You can climb up the two towers of Kumamoto castle and there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Must visit in kumamoto. Walking to the castle was picturesque with cherry blossoms adding to the beauty. We entered the castle through the side entrance which was a mistake and climbing the steps were a bit difficult for the elderly in our group. The views from the top of the castle were amazing.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We went during hanami which was a beautiful thing to see, but also meant that everyone else in the area had the same idea. WE ended up driving around the castle in slow traffic for over an hour until we were lucky enough to find a parking spot. The castle itself looks great from the outside, but the interior is... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I have been to a few castles across Japan and perhaps, this is the best by far. The environment, the walk, the ambience, the crowd, coupled with the cherry blossom below the castle made the difference. Although this is not as big or as well-known as the Osaka-cho, the magnificent standing within the city made the difference. The black walls... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

While it is a rebuilt castle with modern construction materials, the place gives a good ambience. Recommended.

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