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Kumamoto Castle

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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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Strong historial value

Kumamoto Castle is a beautiful castle with strong historial value. The garden around the castle is peaceful, it is worth for tourists to visit here. But I know this castle is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Kumamoto Castle is a beautiful castle with strong historial value. The garden around the castle is peaceful, it is worth for tourists to visit here. But I know this castle is damaged by earthquake, hope it can recover soon.

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Came to Kumamoto after the earthquake, I was glad to see that everything looked normal in the city. Yet, when visiting the Kumamoto Castle, the impact of the earthquake was very visible and it is sad to see the damage suffered by the Castle. Hope that I will come back again in a couple of years' and by then the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can visit the boundaries outside the castle walls but the castle itself is close. It is devastating to see the cause of the earthquake to this beautiful place.

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Bologna, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's really terrible to see how the earthquake have been destroyed everything in just few seconds.. Even from outside, it looks gorgeous.. Good luck to people from Kumamoto for a bright future and the restoration of this wonderful castle

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can walk around and see parts of the castle but it suffered a lot from the Earthquakes in April. Under renovation 24/07/2016

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Kumamoto Castle is a stunning edifice and towers over the surrounding countryside. Like most Japanese castles, the grounds are as interesting as the castle itself. Except the interior lacks a certain authenticity and connection with history, particularly when you climb concrete stairs that look more at home in a carpark. Despite this, Kumamoto Castle is still worth a visit, and... More 

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Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Too bad it was partly destroy by the recent earth quake, we are not allow to enter the castle. We only allow to go around the compound and see from far. Not a bad experience but tiring

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Chonburi Province, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

The Great Kumamoto Castle and the great park area around the castle. You have to use more energy than you expected. Many interesting rooms and places to see inside here. Also the Japanese history. on the top of the castle, you can see mount Aso.

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

The third biggest castle in Japan. A must be visited japanesse castle. The compound and the fortress is awesome. The palace inside the compound is also awesome. Very huge. While strolling from the entrance to the palace, you can enjoy the nature, the stone architecture, the strength of the fortress. Be careful, a minimum physical capacity is needed. A lot... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Since this a pre-earthquake review it might not be apply to all those come afterwards. It was one of favourite castles being it was a black one and so large. Hope they renovate it back to it's original glory.

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