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Kumamoto Castle, Kumamoto

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One of Japan's most iconic structures, Kumamoto Castle dates back to the 15th century and draws flocks of visitors with its distinct architecture and scenic grounds. This castle was designed by a local warrior, who made it an effective defense fortification. While visiting the complex, you can roam the castle's stone walls and turrets, some of which survived unchanged for centuries, admire the imposing main keep, or pay a visit to the onsite museum, where you can view displays about the history and various reconstructions of the site's buildings. Boasting hundreds of plants, the grounds make an idea spot for viewing blossoming cherry trees. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Kumamoto Castle and many more Kumamoto attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kumamoto vacation builder.
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  • 1.目前該城封閉中, 但可以從"城彩苑"後方的步道進入 2.地震後雖然已經不開放, 但日本三大名城之一的熊本城還是很吸引人 
  • Kumamoto Castle was visited 2/2016. Take an interest in the castle of Japan at the Kumamoto Castle in the castle tour we went several places and most inspiring Kumamoto Castle, remains in memory. After the earthquake of April again visited shocked. It was dire situations than a tragic figure in... on television in just two months. However, the Kumamoto Castle was standing. Could not be seen only from a distance, but has considerably changed the appearance was towering and imposing. Think reconstruction takes time, but also to look forward to to evolve into the great Kumamoto Castle. Kumamoto love luck. Are cheering! Also come.
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  • Looking at traces of the disaster remain in some places while traveling around the outside of the roped-off area and still was a big earthquake, and will be again. Walking of Kumamoto city, and suddenly expands line of sight there seem Kumamoto Castle. Towering behind the tram pomp of Castle. Help was not. Would figure will revive, and also became a castle in reconstruction. Also visit again.
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  • Came here and saw the walls and some structures were damaged from the recent earthquake. Main castle/keep is closed off for obvious safety reasons. Sad but still beautiful and worth a visit to see from the outside.
  • One of the best replica castles in Japan. Between the castle itself and the excellent visitor centre we found a lot of interesting things to see and do.
  • Path leading up the Castle is high stone wall where the traditional Japanese Castle situate. Up inside the Castle are various floors with exhibition materials, like photos of various castles around Japan, weaponss used and brief account of history of Kumamoro. Walk up to the top floor of the Castle to enjoy a 360 degree view of the city. There is also a rebuild of the general's house and a tea house. Worth a half day your.
  • we got there in 2014 new year at 5 am, very happy to get the sake plate, i feel that kumamoto castle is better than osaka castle.
  • Although not original, the is one of the best replica/rebuilds in Japan. The grounds are large and you'll find the castle quite spacious to walk around. There is also a wall which points out all the castles of Japan. Impossible to see them all - but be sure to head to Himeji.