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Sakuranobaba Josaien

Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Castle Town

There is a museum, tourist information center, specialty souvenir shops and restaurants. There are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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come in the right time for more than shopping

Sakura no baba is actually not only a shopping arcade but also a place culture show, however, we... read more

Reviewed March 10, 2019
Setiawan D
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1-14 Ninomaru, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 860-0008, Kumamoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a museum, tourist information center, specialty souvenir shops and restaurants. There are scheduled shows as well. Tried the fish delicacies, lotus root with a spicy karashi miso, Ikinari dango, and Matcha soft ice cream. Yummy food.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank harmhdu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sakura-no-baba is an entrance of Kumamoto Castle. Tourists can experience the visual effects about Kumamoto’s history and culture. There are restaurants and shops which attract visitors for its unique taste. This place is very beautiful during Sakura season (Cherry Tree). Also, some small musical events...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed March 10, 2019

Sakura no baba is actually not only a shopping arcade but also a place culture show, however, we have to come in the right time. Located just next to Kumamoto castle, some shops sell castle and Kumamon themed souvenirs. Inside Sakura no baba there is...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Setiawan D
Reviewed January 24, 2019

Josaien, located in Sakuranobaba, is a tourist spot designed to revive the old castle town. It is lined with 23 of Kumamoto’s shops including restaurants, coffee shops, and goods stores. Among which is a bar where you can enjoy Kumamoto wine as well as find...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 30, 2018

Located next to the public carpark of Kumamoto Castle, this is actually in a small village theme setup. In it, there are tens of shophouses selling the local food and produce of Kumamoto, souvenirs and gifts (also stalls selling desserts like ice cream, besides the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

One stop for all things Kumamoto - they assembled all the best food there and of course lots of Kumamon. They put on a show but you'd only understand it if you spoke fluent Japanese.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

This area is just before the entrance to the castle. Interesting area selling sweet - all types of Japanese sweets from the area and beyond. Nice to wonder around the alleys before of after visiting the castle

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kschak
Reviewed December 23, 2017

A good little market place to try out Kumamoto snacks. Had the lotus wasabi and Aso ice-cream. Both are very good. Missed the show as the timing wasn't right but did see the very very last of it. Many people was there and seems like...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank BW2103895
Reviewed April 26, 2017

Just off the famous Kumamoto Castle, you can walk down to it after the castle tour. They recreated traditional Japanese architecture and made a small 'village' with its own square for activities. Lots of souvenir and eateries line the streets. Good for a rest and...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank ronnietsh
Reviewed December 18, 2016 via mobile

A stone's throw away from the Kumamoto Castle is this street of shops and restaurants. Not particularly necessary to visit if you are pressed for time but a good combination with a visit to the castle

Date of experience: December 2016
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Veron L
May 24, 2015|
Response from petiterose2016 |
Mar.~Nov. everyday shops(souvenirs, local sweets..etc) 9:00am to 7:00pm restaurants and cafe( Japanese tea shop) - 11:00am to 10:00pm Dec.~Feb. everyday shops 9:00am to 6:00pm reastaurants and cafe - 11:00am to 10:00pm
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