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Kumamoto Castle

1-1 Hommaru, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 860-0002, Kumamoto Prefecture
+81 96-352-5900
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Castle under renovation

Unfortunately the castle was badly damaged in the 2016 earthquake and it's now undergoing a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John W
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Bangkok, Thailand
Ruin castle

Since earthquake on 2016, main part of castle were damage. Main castle is closed for renovation. We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mollymoon_26
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Bangkok
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“main tower” (15 reviews)
“stone walls” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
1-1 Hommaru, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 860-0002, Kumamoto Prefecture
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+81 96-352-5900
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"main tower"
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"cherry blossom season"
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"stone walls"
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"earthquake damage"
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"worth a visit"
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"last year"
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"april earthquake"
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"closed due"
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"take photos"
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"walk around"
in 5 reviews
"car park"
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"castle"
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"grounds"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately the castle was badly damaged in the 2016 earthquake and it's now undergoing a painstaking renovation. It's worth walking around the grounds as you can get a good impression of how it was.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Since earthquake on 2016, main part of castle were damage. Main castle is closed for renovation. We can view main castle by walking along surrounding area. Other building are in good condition, but still can’t access. Some roads are closed. Inconvenient.

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Reviewed May 9, 2018

We went to Kumamoto castle even though we knew it was being rebuilt after the earthquake. It was mostly closed as we expected, but there were signs showing a 'before' image and explaining how it was to be rebuilt which was quite interesting. Definitely worth...More

1  Thank CharlieCupcake21
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Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

The castle is hidden by scaffolding, only the turrets remain more or less undamaged after the 2016 earthquake. Some of the defensive walls of the redoubt have collapsed. The castle has been moved in a feat if extraordinary engineering allowing the foundations to be made...More

1  Thank Fred W
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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

The castle was badly damaged in an earthquake in 2016. It’s still being repaired. But one can see the inners of the ramparts and walls. It is also a shocking example of just how devastating earthquakes can be.

1  Thank ryue65
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Reviewed April 26, 2018

It must have been so beautyful before the earthquake!! Unfortunately you can't get that close at the moment, but you can get an impression of its beauty and take a walk around it.

Thank AnnikaCF
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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed walking the grounds at Kumamoto Castle. The main castle area is inaccessible due to the ongoing repairs but visitors can get a fairly close up view of damage sustained to outer walls and structures. There is an area of shops near the entrance with...More

1  Thank Dennis S
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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

In my opinion, I suggested that people coming to Kumamoto not visit this place for the sake of reconstruction resulting from the earthquake happened last year.

1  Thank jackychiu94
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

The main castle will be closed for sometime, but it's worth visiting. The grounds are lovely and worth exploring, especially when the cherry blossoms are blooming.

Thank DKHNL
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

I have been here just one week before the earthquake and stayed all day until after the moon rose and enjoyed the whole Time. This March I visited it again as I wanted to support the city and I am glad I did. The cherry...More

4  Thank GrantTaylor25
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Ha Ngan V
April 25, 2016|
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Response from ETflyer | Reviewed this property |
Castle guided tour has been resumed since 17th June.Tour route is temporary so far.
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Lottie898
August 13, 2015|
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Response from SusannaShu | Reviewed this property |
You can goto ticket office at main entrance by taxi or bus. After that, you can goto Castle without stairs but slightly upward slope. There is a short but very steep slope when you get closer to the castle. My parents in law... More
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