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Kumamoto Castle

1-1 Honmaru, Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan
+81 96-352-5900
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Ranked #1 of 40 attractions in Kumamoto
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Castles, Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Kumamoto, Japan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Big and beautiful, one of the most famous castles around Japan. Although most of the castle had been reconstructed, there are some structures conserved original and also, one of this reconstructed rooms is really impressive. Great to visit during spring and autumn but beautiful as well during other seasons. Besides the spectacular view of the castle complex and the park... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is my 1st visit to a Japanese castle and i am impressed. Kumamoto Castle is one of my 'must see' when I decided to visit Kyushu. We spent a good 3 hours on the castle ground and visited 3 towers - each giving a different view of the Kumamoto city. We enter the castle ground from the Hazekata Gate... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We spent an entire day wandering around the castle and the nearby gardens. The castle is beautifully maintained and is very impressive! Inside there is a museum giving you information about the castle, it's culture and weaponry. You can go to the very top to look out and take in the modern to tradition buildings. The out buildings are beautiful... More

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

one of the best catles we have visited, start with the foral visiting rooms, the vast park grounds surrounding this edifice, fully re built after destruction back in 1897. a learning experience of its defenses, its construction and your steep hike is rewarded with spectacular views, longing to the west across the peninsula towards the East China Sea.

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Adelaide
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18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Take a step back to traditional Japan. The castle and its grounds were truly beautiful. Lots to see within the castle. People dressed in traditional clothes to add an air of atmosphere, and unlike most of the world you have your photo taken with them for free!!!!!!! The restored hall has to be see for the artwork on the screens.... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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60 attraction reviews
341 helpful votes 341 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

It is an impressive sight. Dominates the skyline. The incredible rock walls are worth the visit alone. The grounds are huge and great to meander about it in. The massive tatami room with the breathtaking artwork on the screens is absolutely gorgeous. After visiting Himeji, a few years before, I was struck by, and for some reason can't get over,... More

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Honolulu
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Worth seeing. Able to climb up to the top of the castle. I liked the guided tour and explanation. Nice view of cherry blossom trees when in season.

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Honolulu
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

one of Japan’s top 3 castles. This one played a large part in the battle to change Japan from the feudal samurai system to the modern day government getting ready to engage in world politics and commerce. We were fortunate as cherry blossoms were almost at the peak (3/24/2014).

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Singapore, Singapore
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16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

bought a unlimited tram pass for yen 500 that took us there. we bough a combined pass that permitted us to visit another site which is the residence of Kyu-Hosokawa Gyobutei. cherry blossoms galore at this time of the year. lots of domestic tourist as well.enjoying hanami on the castle grounds. there is also a showtime where samurai warriors come... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I have been to several castles in Japan but this one is the best that I have been to! It's big! Really big! Also, the things there are to see inside are fantastic and very educational and beautiful. Late March is the best time to go! Sakura GALORE!!! A must see if you are in the area, heck just being... More

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