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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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Ancient Castle and the vast park area

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Noraphon
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Chonburi Province, Thailand
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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful ancient castle. This 14th century castle is extremely well maintain. It's located on a hilltop and it has a magnificent view of the city.

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Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful castle and one of the three most famous and cultural castle in Japan ! Pretty with the Sakura blossom ! We visited it at early April . It was damaged by the powerful earthquake on 14th and 16th of April ! Wishing it can be restored to its original beauty soon ! All the very best to the... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Kumamoto castle is very beautiful and charming, especially when around with full bloom Sakura. Standing in the middle of the city with huge stone walls gives us a premiere feeling of ancient Japanese castle. Inside, it provides so-called mini museum to educate visitors stories of the castle. Very sad to see big damages to the castle after the earthquakes. Hope... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We walked to the Castle grounds and wandered around the outside areas to get in photos b4 the rain, touring the grounds, seeing wells, turrets, square stones, and stone monuments to legendary figures, before going inside to the first turret, one which had 5 floors. This height is unusual for turrets, and this castle is one of the few that... More 

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