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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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  • An earthquake is visited for the first time. Did not have a chance to visit then, about 20 years ago, have brought to the friends of Fukuoka. Was unable to know the situation so much in television and Internet information to travelers from Kagoshima on transfer to the Fukuoka venture stopover was. ----------Cherry looks over the tree-lined appearance hasn't changed, and old. The less damage than I thought?! While walking, proceeding and that the idea has changed. Kumamoto Castle for the first time in 20 years is painful. Castle Street is closed. Is visible from a distance, is broken on a large scale. There where some have a blue sheet de養生 on the roof. As further progress will be informed of the extent of the damage is a big thing. ----------But this Kumamoto Castle attracts many tourists and visit when the weather was good. I also one of them. There should be have this stone building is easily undone, and increase resistance to future earthquakes. Cost, time and manpower are required. People today know this situation should be imagined, recovered in the future. It was a meaningful visit was actually at the scene clearly aware of it.
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  • Increasingly affected by earthquakes in Kyushu, Japan, we visited March, Castle danger, not walking distance, we could see. State of the stone wall being repaired and able to see the wall actually collapsed, we see the restoration of the building from outside. Repair also having visited over, carefully fixing things felt good.
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  • And part of the building and stone damage was caused due to the Kumamoto earthquake in the news, but actually see with my own eyes and felt the greatness of the destructive force of earthquakes. You can see the Castle from Kato shrine has put the area was limited. Also scene seen in the Boshin boar Tower crumbled stone wall, news opens up ago your eyes. However, in the appearance of the Castle withstood the earthquake, expansive grounds and heavy stone walls, standing really impressed. You could see it was raining the day I visited, but its just so beautiful in cherry blossom season. I went from Kato shrine carries from the bus parking area and free guide by volunteers too kind and gentle. I did check the area so that restoration work will also in the future, and building can be seen better.
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  • “Majestic Castle” Wow, the castles in Japan are amazing, this is my sixth castle I've visited and is right up there with the best of them, I'm always in awe of the history of the castles, the amount of time taken to build them, the craftsmanship, the amount of labour used but funnily enough a lot of these castles' foundation stones are from many different prefectures and when I look at the size of the stones I wonder how long it would have taken to transport 1 stone let alone all, considering there were only horses as transport in those days. I love these castles and anyone thinking about coming to Japan take the time to visit them, they are a MUST.
  • Was not allowed to enter due to major damage from the April earthquake, repairs should be partially completed next year or so. Castle was still very impressive from the outside.
  • In fact, we can't go inside due to repairment for earthquake damage, but it was still a good experience to walk around the castle.
  • One of the best castles in Japan but damaged by earthquake. Still out of bounds to visitors, but could see the tremendous efforts put into the reconstruction works from the barricades outside
  • Still under construction since the earthquake, quite disappointed, unable to visit inside, but you can go around and take picture. Quite a pity, we will just have to come again another time when it is fully fixed.