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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 44 Attractions in Kumamoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Waterloo, Belgium
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

It's a must when in Kumamoto. Their is a free of charge tourist bus getting you from the JR Station. Take your time walking around, it's worth doing. Go up to the top level of the Castle and you enjoy the city view ... 360 degree! Just perfect!

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Dislikes: The same as usual... Stairs. Lots of stairs on a hot day always tend to take some of the fun away. Likes: Everything else. The castle is maintained in its age old period. Local actors roam around in period outfits of samurai and gentlemen, etc. Plenty of food and drink available and photo opportunities with the actors are freely... More

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Taipei, Taiwan
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Better to plan a two-hour-stay to enjoy the castle. You can feel the strength of the castle when come closer to its foundation(Musha-Gaeshi). The view from the top of the castle is amazing. You can imagine what the ancient lords saw several hundreds years ago. Their renovated residence is nice to understand the living of the top people in the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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833 attraction reviews
819 helpful votes 819 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

There is an entrance fee of $5 pp (cash only, no ATM's in a short distance). On summer it closes at 6pm. The castle is impressive. Inside you can find some exhibitions and a movie but all info is in Japanese. The views over Kumamoto from the top floor are beautiful.

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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

even without a shred of Japanese the many helpful English signs make this a worthwhile experience. This castle tour was on par with many tours I've been to in Europe.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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96 reviews 96 reviews
34 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Wow, the castles in Japan are amazing, this is my sixth castle I've visited and is right up there with the best of them, I'm always in awe of the history of the castles, the amount of time taken to build them, the craftsmanship, the amount of labor used but funnily enough a lot of these castles' foundation stones are... More

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Kota, India
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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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7 reviews 7 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
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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
3 helpful votes 3 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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