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Kumamoto Castle (熊本城(特別公開))

4.5

Historical Monument

In 1607, Kato Kiyomasa built a castle in a hilly area called Chausuyama, which is one of the three premier castles in Japan. Thereafter, Kumamoto Castle has been a stage of a diverse history for 400 years from the Middle Ages to the present age. Castle buildings from those days are also in existence, and 13 of the buildings have been designated as Important Cultural Properties of Japan. Kumamoto Castle was damaged in the Kumamoto earthquake which occurred in April 2016, and restoration work is currently still under way.

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Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshichuouku Honmaru 1-1 (KumamotoArea)

phone 0963525900
place

9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)

Review of Kumamoto Castle

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/03/19 Great
Its sad while the castle destroyed by earthquake back to 2016, but here you can saw their japanese workmanship spirit in how they trying to recover the whole thing
Reviewed:2020/03/01 Under Renov
I have no idea it was under renovation as i have visited much castles in other parts of Japan. Hence seeing the exterior is good enough. However, it was all covered up by fence that cant even see...
Reviewed:2020/01/26 Castle
Not worth it, but if the amount of 500yen is for restoration then is ok. Earthquake was in 2016, but the work in progress was very slow.

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Address
Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshichuouku Honmaru 1-1 [map]
Area
KumamotoArea
Phone
0963525900
Hours
9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)
Closed
None (If you are closed during The end of the year, etc., please visit our website)
Fees
[Admission fee] High School Students and above 500yen (400yen), Small/Junior High School Students 200yen (160yen)
* () indicates Charge admission 30 people and above Fees for groups
* Friday revision Scheduled for 3rd year of Reiwa
Parking Lot
Available (Ninomaru Parking Cars 210 spaces)
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, UnionPay)
* Ticket office only
Smoking
Other (Available only in specified areas)
Wi-Fi
Available (Kumamoto Free Wi-Fi)
Note
Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of May 22, 2020)
*Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
30-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (there is an elevator in the special tour passage)
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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          Kumamoto Areas

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          Kumamoto lies in the center of Kyushu, a calm prefecture perfect for easy strolls around the historic center and lazy evenings in the natural hot springs at Kurokawa Onsen. For a slightly more strenuous activity, head to Mount Aso, whose surrounding hills offer hiking opportunities aplenty with views over the active volcano.