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Kumamoto Castle

1-1 Hommaru, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 860-0002, Kumamoto Prefecture
+81 96-352-5900
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Worth seeing despite earthquake damage

Enjoyed walking the grounds at Kumamoto Castle. The main castle area is inaccessible due to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dennis S
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Gorgeous

In my opinion, I suggested that people coming to Kumamoto not visit this place for the sake of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jackychiu94
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Taipei, Taiwan
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“main tower” (15 reviews)
“stone walls” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1-1 Hommaru, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 860-0002, Kumamoto Prefecture
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+81 96-352-5900
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"cherry blossom season"
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"stone walls"
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"earthquake damage"
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"great place to visit"
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"hakata station"
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"worth a visit"
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"last year"
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"under renovation"
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"april earthquake"
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"bullet train"
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"closed due"
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"take photos"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

3  Thank GrantTaylor25
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

For how old the hotel is, its really in good shape and gives you nostalgia back to something from the Mad Men era. The rooms look and feel are very cosy. The staff, as all of japan are the best. But just keep note of...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

what a pity, cannot go inside due to earth quack.... However the road next to kumamoto-jo is also good to visit. A lot of food for eating, Japanese style street, is a good place to feeling Japanese culture~

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Still beautiful but the earthquake effects are really felt across the whole park. There are guardrails everywhere, and rocks from the ruins numbered in red and laid out. You do still get a sense of what an amazing castle and park it was and hopefully...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

The castle is huge. Although you can no longer go inside, it is still an interesting place to visit. My big take away was awe at the power of a strong earthquake. The history of the castle is well represented on signs around the property....More

Thank Nancy M
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

It’s really unfortunate that the castle has been badly damaged by the earthquake. The castle and most of the grounds surrounding it is off limits. Still if you’re in Kumamoto it’s worth a quick look. Seeing the damage from the earthquake and how they are...More

2  Thank Alfie C
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

2 years ago this castle is the greatest landmark in Kumamoto, this castle is one of the biggest in Japan, and from outside the look is still pretty original looking although it's not. If you want to visit it now, just remember only limited area...More

1  Thank Setiawan D
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Ha Ngan V
25 April 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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13 August 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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