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Address: 1-1 Hommaru, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 860-0002, Kumamoto Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 96-352-5900
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Beautiful and a bit boring

Kumamoto Castle is simply a must see. No matter there is virtually nothing else to do or see, as the castle really eats off all the other turistic attractions of the area, the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Kumamoto Castle is simply a must see. No matter there is virtually nothing else to do or see, as the castle really eats off all the other turistic attractions of the area, the Kumamoto Castle is still the best ( or one of the best castles in Japan ). Just go.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In Japan every castle seems to be beautiful, so I'd recommend to think carefully which ones to visit. This one is surely nice but maybe not extraordinary... However, if you haven't seen many, go and try it. The street to the castle is great during sakura. You can take either tram A or B.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we cannot walk inside but can take photo just around. we have no complaint about it, we just feel sad that a castle like this which has a long history damaged. it made us just think about this, come on guys and be good to our home, Earth.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's currently closed for repair due to damage from earthquake/volcano? A few months back. Looking at it from the outside tho, it's super hugeeee like something out of a video game or samurai movie, so grand and epic. It's a must see in kumamoto. Hopefully i get to visit this place again and actually see the palace.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2016/8上旬に行きました。震災の影響で天守閣の近くには行けませんが、清正神社迄は行けます。崩れたままの石垣や塀が地震の大きさを伝えています。 立派な姿は伝わり、元の姿に復興してくれることを祈らずにはいられません。 Can see some of the parts even after earthquakes. Hope visitors support for their reconstruction,

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McLean, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've seen several of the original (few) surviving castles in Japan, so was prepared to put up my nose at the rebuilt (how much? total?) Kumamoto Castle, which I knew had been badly damaged in the April 2016 earthquake. Since the castle was not open due to the danger of further collapses), I spent a few hours walking around the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Still closed due to the damage caused by the earthquake back in April. After seeing all the damage first hand, I can't see it opening again anytime soon. Regardless, a spectacular site to see from a distance.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

After a relatively disappointing tour f Himeji castle (long walk up for not much of a view), we strolled by this castle at night and were much more impressed. Made for amazing pictures from the nearby park. Didn't go in as it was late and not sure it's open due to damage from earthquake. Rather impressive though.

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Singapore
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Given that the Castle is closed as restoration works were still underway after the April earthquake, we could only view the Castle from outside, and tour the exhibition hall nearby. In general, Kumamoto does not have too many sights of interest so with their most iconic attraction out of action, I will advise to skip Kumamoto in the near term... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Unfortunately it is very damaged after the earthquake earlier this year, but it is still extremely tall and majestic building. We had to walk over some green lanes to come to the Castle and it was very Nice to see the Castle on a distance because then it is much easier to see how impressive the Castle is.

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