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Kumamoto Castle Honmaru Palace

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Address: 1-1 Hommaru, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 860-0002, Kumamoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 96-352-5900
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Sort of complicated to access by car but worth the trip. We only spent a couple of hours (as we wanted) and felt like we got to see the whole place and get a thorough feel of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Sort of complicated to access by car but worth the trip. We only spent a couple of hours (as we wanted) and felt like we got to see the whole place and get a thorough feel of the setting. Notes: - In the summer the evening hours are extended. We rushed not knowing this. - Sunset views of the castle... More 

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Nonthaburi, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Picture is perfect taken from outside the castle. On a sunny day the geometric castle stands out. If weather is hot beware and take precautions. Inside the castle there is a display of the lordship history but the top floor is best as it as a view of the area. No airconditioner on the top floors though .

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Chippenham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

So wonderful that we visit almost every time we visit Kumamoto. The children have enjoyed it every time, spring, autumn, summer, from very young to this year at 19 and 16 on a hot summers day. The grounds are spacious and beautiful with the castle always as a backdrop. The programme of reconstruction is exceptional and enhances the visit each... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

First of all, the trip to the castle is a short ride on the trams. I recommend getting off at Kumamoto Castle Station. This way, the walk there would bring you through along the beautiful river to the entrance. After entering through the gates, you have many options or routes to go to, such as a long route or short... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Lots to see and walk. Stunning view of garden and the city from the top of the castle. Also shops, restaurant and some more traditional stuff such as playhouse, all adjacent).

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Awesome place to feel traditional Japanese castle.. Main building is great.. I got wonderful imperssion..

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great walk to discover a great castle! A great sense of history and heritage! A must visit in Kumamoto!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Superb details on the interior reconstruction of the palace. In one room, even the ceiling is decorated with flower paintings. If not because of raining, it'll be a better experience..😊

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Spacious grounds and interesting exhibits. The castle is a concrete replica of the original structure and attracts a lot of visitors. It was hot so the aircontroled rest area to cool down was very much appreciaten

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The Kumamoto Castle were the one rebuilt with nicely decoration and museum inside. Walking up the wall and turret give you the feeling how big and powerful the castle is.

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