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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 59 Attractions in Kumamoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Cultural
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Kumamoto Castle was magnificent, the view from the 6th floor on top of the castle was great. there is 3 great castle from the old time of Japan and Kumamoto castle was indeed one of them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Really impresive castle! You can even get to the top so you can see Kumamoto and take some nice photos. Lots of informations all around so really really worth to see!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Whilst it is mostly rebuilt, it is very impressive and they have done a good job in recreating what life was like back in the 1800s in the castle and city. Well worth a visit, although you'll find yourself continuously caught up in tour groups!!

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It's huge, well preserved, holds amazing artifacts, and you can see all four directions from the top floor. One of the best castles in Japan.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It is a very nice place located in the heart of the city. Surrounded by the four walls , the old architectural beauty stands tall with beautiful tall trees around. The Kumamoto castle can is accessible by train , bus , tram or by personal transport. There is an attraction fee charged and the whole history of dynasty rule is... More

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Impressive site with some huge trees that really frame the castle and exhibits. Make sure you leave a few hours to walk the site as there are many buildings on different levels that take time to see, absorb and enjoy.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

You can't avoid the castle if you're in Kumamoto and the locals are obviously very proud of it - I kept being told that it was "the third best castle in Japan" which seemed an odd thing to say, but I heard it many times. The volunteer guides were excellent and a lot of fun - if you're in town... More

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I recently moved to Kumamoto so finally got round to seeing the castle. Not too expensive either (around 500¥). Being rebuilt it was very pristine, a lot of stairs but reasonably newly built with handrails. Although walking up those in 30 degrees and 95% humidity was a challenge! Great views at the top level though. It was nice to see... More

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Mattawa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Got to the castle late and the people helping with the castle were great. Almost had an individual tour. An amazing structure that has astounding views from the higher buildings. Be sure to come early to give yourself time to enjoy the castle. The living quarters with the amazing colors will amaze you.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Rebuilt throughout after a tumultuous history, Kumamoto castle is indeed one of the most stunning in Japan. It is deservedly popular, particularly the main complex which gets crowded with schoolchildren tours on weekends and public holidays. But the expansive grounds surrounding the castle are equally impressive, and also quite romantic (especially the path through the turrets, on a nice day).... More

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