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Kumamoto Castle, Kumamoto
Categories: Castles, Tourist Spots
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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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... read more »
天守閣が目立ちますが、古くからの建造物は宇土櫓など、さまざまな櫓です。さらに石垣が見事。城内には加藤神社などもあるので、時間をかけて回りたいところです。Castle Tower stands out and different turret, such as UTO turret is from old buildings. In addition to stunning stone wall. I'm in the Castle and Kato shrine, so over time, want to go to.show original
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熊本城是日本三大名城之一，非常雄伟壮观，可惜因为地震的影响已经不能进入里面了。 整个城主体还算完整，但是有很多处墙体和地基都坍塌了，屋顶的瓦也碎落了许多。据说要至少10年才能修复完成。 希望能够在修好后再去好好参观一次。
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.
It is closed due to severe damage in earthquake in April 2016. I think it will take long time to recover the structure. Last renovation program was taken few decades to complete.
One of the three greatest castles of Japan. A pitty the damage because of the earthquake. Hope soon will be open again.
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