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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 41 attractions in Kumamoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Kaneohe, Hawaii
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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87 reviews 87 reviews
33 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 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
2 reviews
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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Brighton, United Kingdom
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249 reviews 249 reviews
34 attraction reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

As others have said it's a reconstruction. From the outside it's stunning but go inside and you'd think you were in a 1980s UK secondary school, I was having flashbacks to my childhood! Gorgeous for a photo but not worth a trip to Kumamoto specially unless you are already in the area

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Vermont
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81 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Kumamoto is famous for its castle (one of the nth loveliest in Japan) and its cherry blossoms.  We timed it just right, got the sakura at full bloom and just as they were beginning to rain petals.  The castle is a wonder, the town a pleasure, the people uncommonly welcoming and helpful.  The castle for the most part is a... More

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Manipal, India
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This was my first trip to Kumamoto, japan. The castle is magnificent and certainly worth visit for the first timers in Japan. One has to spend at least 3hrs to view the castle completely.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The view is great and the castle is awesome. But what surprised me the most was the staff there. They were really friendly and even dressed up like samurai to take photos with tourists. For those who like to know more about the castle in a lively way, dont miss the drama (right in front of the castle). It's in... More

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