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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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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... read more

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

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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Visiting every part within the castle compound can take the whole day. It is recommended to allocate sufficient time so that you can go through all the historical information in each area/structure. The main attraction is in the grand hall where impressive artifacts can be displayed.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The old castle was impressive and well maintained. Enjoyed an awesome view of Kumamoto at the top floor of the castle.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I expected a lot more from this attraction being supposedly one of the best castles in Japan. It's my first time and possibly the last time visiting a castle in Japan as I found it to be rather overrated. Unless u love castles else just skip this place as it's pretty boring...

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Geoje, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

For 500 yen each we entered the grounds of this castle. It's impressive. very well maintained, and some fun things have been added, like taking a picture with a "real" Ninja guard.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I visited Kumamoto Castle twice in the past year - was impressed every time. In February, it was the season when plum blossoming, the base area was surrounded by beautiful plum trees.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

To me this is one of the most beautiful castles of Japan. The history is very interesting and the castle grounds are beautifully landscaped.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

It may be a reconstruction, but still an excellent castle to visit to get a feel for the history and significance of the castle in feudal Japan. The interior is done up more as a modern museum and so lacks authenticity, but the exterior and surrounding grounds of the castle are excellent and even just wandering the grounds and marveling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 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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