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Kumamoto Castle

Address: 1-1 Honmaru, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 860-0002, Kumamoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 96-352-5900
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Ranked #1 of 45 Attractions in Kumamoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
4.5 of 5 stars 813 Reviews
Type: Castles, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Cultural
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Type: Castles, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 7:30 pm

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

If you've managed to travel through japan without visiting another castle then this is top notch. If not then give it a miss. Actually don't cause there is nothing else to do here.

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Antwerp
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27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is a big castle : plan enough time to visit the additional buildings, for example the inner palace where the princess paintings are on display. Also discover the outer buildings. The inside of the castle itself did not appeal to me as I have visited other castles that are still original wooden structures (Hikone, Tsumago)

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Singapore
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89 reviews 89 reviews
33 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The exterior looks majestic and imposing. However, the inside is a museum, with not a single space being modeled after what the interior of the castle may have looked like in the past.

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London
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55 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We only scratch at what you could see at the castle due to time constraints, but it is well worth a visit climbing to the top of the castle and taking in the exhibition as you make your way up between flours. There are other exhibits to see but we didn't have time. The grounds are extensive.

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singapore
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35 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I remember feeling impressed and awed at the Himeji castle. But the Kumamoto Castle seemed relatively boring. The most exciting part of my trip was getting lost trying to find my way out to the car park. So the castle's defence mechanism worked in both directions. Haha.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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65 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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