Kumamoto Castle

Castle / Ruins of Castle
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.

Spot details

Kumamoto Pref. Kumamotoshichuouku Honmaru 1-1
9:00-17:00(Last entry16:30)
Irregular holidays (If you are closed on The end of the year, etc., please visit our website)
[General (High school students and above)] 800yen (Group 640yen) [Small/Junior high school students] 300yen (Group 240yen) [Pre-schoolers] Free * Group is from 30 people or more
Parking Lot
Available (Ninomaru Parking 210 spaces)
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, Diners Club, etc.) * Ticket office only
Available (Available only in specified areas)
Available (Kumamoto Free Wi-Fi)
* Tel will connect to the Kumamoto Castle management center.
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (There is an elevator in the special tour passage and the castle tower)
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Articles about this spot


  • Stunning Castle, Earthquake is Absolutely Devastating!
    5.0 Reviewed:2021.02.28
    I am a tourist so I had no idea about the earthquake that devastated Kumamoto in 2016. Still today, you can see the aftermath of the earthquake on the castle. I am so glad they are restoring it to...
  • Very nice attraction
    5.0 Reviewed:2021.01.03
    The Kumamoto castle is one of the best attractions in the region. It worths the time to visit it. It will give you a hint of the samurai period. It is very impressive and highly recommended
  • Good experience
    4.0 Reviewed:2020.10.02
    I went here October 1, 2020 during a lot of renovations and really could only see the castle from a distance. I didn’t have time to see the museum and other things, however, it was cool to see and I...

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