Kumamoto Castle

Support Kumamoto Castle’s Recovery by Purchasing Sapporo’s Special Edition Beer!

In April 2016, a strong earthquake hit Kumamoto (熊本), Japan, killing at least 50 people and displacing many residents to temporary homes. One of the places that suffered a serious damage was the Kumamoto Castle (熊本城), which is considered as one of the three premier castles in the country. Even its distinctive stone walls collapsed…
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Find Out Which Fantastic Attraction in Kumamoto Is Meant For You!

With a population of more than 730,000, Kumamoto City is substantial but by no means one of the biggest cities in Japan. While it has long been regarded as a top tourist destination for local travellers, it is only recently that Kumamoto has been viewed as a choice location for international travellers. Away from the…

Discover Kumamoto Castle – Designed Specifically to Deter Ninjas!

No trip to Kumamoto is complete without a visit to Kumamoto Castle – on TripAdvisor it is ranked as the number one thing to do in Kumamoto, and has earned the Certificate of Excellence. It was featured on the 2006 compilation of ‘100 Fine Castles of Japan’ and is a well-known landmark around Kyushu. Not…

Kumamoto: A Day Trip Exploring Shimabara’s Hidden Treasures

If you’re tired of bustling crowds at popular tourist attractions and the impossible task of taking a selfie without including the world and his wife in the background, perhaps you’ll consider taking a day-trip to a less well-known location such as Shimabara. Visiting a small place may not be as exciting as top tourist attractions…

An Introduction to Kumamoto Castle!

This landmark is what Kumamoto is famous for; it’s a popular spot for Japanese and foreign tourists alike. Entrance fee is 500 Yen. The castle has a long history dating back to 1467 when the Ideta clan first established fortifications in the area. The initial version of Kumamoto Castle was completed in 1588. Author’s photo…