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“Sprawling grounds, worth a visit”
Review of Kumamoto Castle

Kumamoto Castle
Ranked #1 of 131 things to do in Kumamoto
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 11 December 2013

Well done attraction, they take pains to explain the castles' history and significance.
Grounds are sprawling, plan to spend at least half a day there to explore the place properly.

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Reviewed 7 December 2013

A beautiful castle that deserves more time for visiting. We only had about 1-2 hours and had to do a quick tour.

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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Every time I go back to Japan, I visit this castle. I know there are some other castles better-known to foreign tourists, but everybody will definitely enjoy this place in any season : plum blossoms in early spring, cherry blossoms in spring, green surrounding there and the landscapes of Mt. Aso in summer, colourful trees in autumn. This city government provides some voluntary tour guides not only for Japanese tourists but also foreign tourists. I would like to recommend those who visit Japan to climb up this castle tower. You may also enjoy the dishes the lord of this castle might have there.

Thank Tomoko T
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

This is a must see if u are in Kumamoto. It has a lot to see, and got ninjas hanging around so u can have a pic with them.

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Reviewed 11 November 2013

the castle itself is beautiful, but we were a little disappointed about the use of concrete on the inside. Apart from that, the entire complex, with its buildings and landscaped gardens, is beautiful, and just strolling around gives you an idea of what this must have been like in the samurai era. There were plays (in traditional dresses) going on next to the castle, but you should be fluent in Japanese to actually enjoy them. Though some displays are in Japanese only, site staff are fluent in English and help you with a smile. A perfect place for a sunny Sunday

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