Kumamoto Castle

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Kumamoto Castle
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Historic Walking Areas • Castles • Scenic Walking Areas
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,723 contributions
Feb 2021
I am a tourist so I had no idea about the earthquake that devastated Kumamoto in 2016. Still today, you can see the aftermath of the earthquake on the castle. I am so glad they are restoring it to its former beauty. You can see many areas that still have a lot of work needed but the areas that have been restored like the main keep are stunning. I find Kumamoto Castle to be one of the most beautiful in Japan. The castle and grounds are massive. I can't wait to visit again in the future when everything is back in order.
Written February 27, 2021
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Manolis
Xanthi, Greece2,070 contributions
Jun 2020 • Business
The Kumamoto castle is one of the best attractions in the region. It worths the time to visit it. It will give you a hint of the samurai period. It is very impressive and highly recommended
Written January 3, 2021
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Dom W
16 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
I went here October 1, 2020 during a lot of renovations and really could only see the castle from a distance. I didn’t have time to see the museum and other things, however, it was cool to see and I would recommend it. ¥500 entry to see castle only and ¥200 parking. Worth it.
Written October 2, 2020
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JHL
Seoul, South Korea7,828 contributions
Sep 2019
This is the landmark of Kumamoto City. There weren't much inside. It was good to take a walk and look around.
We visited before the earthquake. It was pretty well maintained.
Written August 4, 2020
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Kr L
28 contributions
Mar 2020
Its sad while the castle destroyed by earthquake back to 2016, but here you can saw their japanese workmanship spirit in how they trying to recover the whole thing
Written March 19, 2020
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PEili K
Singapore, Singapore1,686 contributions
Feb 2020
I have no idea it was under renovation as i have visited much castles in other parts of Japan. Hence seeing the exterior is good enough. However, it was all covered up by fence that cant even see much of anything. Anyway head over to the other side of the quarters where they was a lot of food and snacks place to sit and enjoy a show or chill.
Written February 29, 2020
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Julieteo
Singapore, Singapore227 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Not worth it, but if the amount of 500yen is for restoration then is ok. Earthquake was in 2016, but the work in progress was very slow.
Written January 26, 2020
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GIT
Melbourne, Australia409 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Not worth visiting as there are cranes shadowing the castle. Once the renovation is completed, i can imagine the visitors flocking to this attraction again. For the time being, just view the castle from afar and let them repair it first. Like many other castles that got burnt down like Himeji, they need to repair first before opening up to tourists again. Hopefully when we come back again, this castle will be up and back to its glory days.
Written January 22, 2020
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GroovyM
Kobe, Japan292 contributions
Dec 2019
Currently under long term repair from the 2016 earthquake. I suggest you try to visit on Sunday or national holiday when repair work is stopped and you are allowed to enter the castle grounds to see up close. Even when under repair it is very impressive. However, you cannot enter any building. There is a lot to see around the area to fill 2-3 hours of time.
Written December 30, 2019
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YL Goh
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia307 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
unfortunately this whole place is under renovation...can only see from far....frustrating if you have travelled from overseas
Written December 24, 2019
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