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Kumamoto-city

 

Kumamoto-city, situated roughly in the center of Kumamoto-prefecture, is the

government and economic center of the prefecture.

From the early 17th century to the end of the 19th century, Kumamoto was prosperous

as a castle town. The Shira-kawa River and its branches run through the downtown area

around Kumamoto Castle.

Therefore, the city is called “City of Woods and Fresh Water.”

 


 

Welcome to Kumamoto

Kato Kiyamasa Statue Shimo-tori Shopping Street Street tram


 

Exploring Kumamoto

 

Kumamoto Castle

Entrance gate   Castle tower Kato Shrine 
   


 

After the Earthquake

Ninomaru-hiroba Castle tower Turret
   

 

Suizenji-koen Park    

 

                 Location of Kumamoto

     

 

Access to Kumamoto

  by a vehicle

 

  from Fukuoka-city : 1 hour and 40 minutes

  from Kitakyushu-city : 2 hours and 40 minutes

 

  


 

Featured tours related to Kumamoto-city

11 days Kyushu tour

8 days Northern Kyushu tour

6 days Central Kyushu tour

 


 

 

Kumamoto Castle

 

Kumamoto Castle is one of the three great castles, along with Nagoya Castle and

Osaka Castle and one of the 100 best places in Japan to view cherry blossoms.

 

The current castle was built in 1601 by Kiyomasa Kato, a great commander and took 

7 years to complete. 

The 980,000-square-meter premises are dotted with many memorable view such as donjons,
turrets, turret gates, castle gates and long fences.
 

This castle is particularly famous for its beautiful curving stonewall called “Musha-gaeshi, which

were built to defend against invading armies. The stone walls have been designated a National

Historic Site and 12 buildings in addition to the Uto-yagura turret have been designated National

Treasure.

 

 

Kumamoto Castle after the Earthquakes

 

Suddenly, without any prediction, the series of Earthquakes including magnitude 7.0 main shock

which struck in April 2016 beneath Kumamoto-city.
Then severe damages occurred Kumamoto prefecture including Kumamoto Castle.

 

Kumamoto Castle sustained damage to its roof and exterior buildings and walls because of the

earthquakes and associated aftershocks.
Several of the castle’s shacihoko ornaments were destroyed, and a large number of kawara tiles

also fell from the roof. Now the restoration activities are being performed as fast as possible.

 

Now, the Kumamoto Castle can be seen from the outside of the moats surrounding the castle.

 

We will welcome you to our place Kumamoto Castle. 

 

  


 

Featured tours related to Kumamoto-city

11 days Kyushu tour

8 days Northern Kyushu tour

6 days Central Kyushu tour

 


 

 

Suizenji-koen Park

 

Suizenji-koen Park imitated the beautiful scenery of Japan, is a refined circular garden of

Momoyama period style and represents the 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road including Mt. Fuji.

 

The fresh springs in the garden release clean, cold water, which flows there from Mt. Aso via

underground currents.

 

In 1636, Tadatoshi, the third Lord of Hosokawa, began its construction as a tea retreat, and he also

built the temple here for Priest Gentaku called Suizenji.

 

This beautiful Momoyama style garden evolve during the reigns of the fourth and fifth Lords.

In all it took about 80 years to complete.

 

 


 

Featured tours related to Kumamoto-city

11 days Kyushu tour

8 days Northern Kyushu tour

6 days Central Kyushu tour