Yatsushiro Castle Ruins (八代城跡)
This ruined castle site is located a short bus ride from Yatsushiro Station on the Kagoshima Main Line in Yatsushiro City, Kumamoto Prefecture. The castle was registered as a National Historic Site in 2014 as part of the Yatsushiro Castle Ruins Group, which also includes the medieval Furufumoto Castle and Azuchi-Momoyama period Mugishima Castle ruins. The site was selected for inclusion in a sequel list of Japan's 100 best castles in 2017. Highlights include the stone base believed to have supported the main castle tower; the moat; and Matsui Shrine, situated on the site of the Kitanomaru northern fortification; as well as the Garyubai, a Japanese plum tree said to have been personally planted by the samurai Hosokawa Tadaoki, and visitors can breathe in the historic atmosphere.
Kumamoto Pref. Yatsushiroshi Matsuejoumachi 7-34 (Yatsushiro / Minamata / KumaArea)
- Kumamoto Pref. Yatsushiroshi Matsuejoumachi 7-34 [map]
- Free entry
- open everyday
- [Admission fee]Free
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
- Not available
- Not available
- * Tel connects to Yatsushirogu.
- Estimated stay time
- 30-60 minutes
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
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.