• Kumamotojo Castle
  • Kumamotojo Castle
  • Kumamotojo Castle
  • Kumamotojo Castle

Kumamotojo Castle

歴史 美しい風景

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概要

Kumamotojo Castle, along with Himejijo Castle and Matsumotojo Castle, is considered one of the three principal castles in Japan. It has a history of several hundred years, and there are a number of places within the vast grounds that have been designated by the Kumamoto Prefecture as Important Cultural Properties. The castle grounds are split into ten different zones: Castle Tower Zone, Honmaru-goten Palace Zone, Heizaemon-maru Zone, Sukiyamaru Hall Zone, Iidamaru Zone, HIgashi Takenomaru Zone, Takenomaru Zone, Nishidemaru/Bugyomaru Zone, Ninomaru Zone, and Sannomaru Zone. Each zone has its own buildings and features, including towers, “map” stones, flower gardens, a grassy park, and more.
Possibly the most popular area in the castle grounds, however, is the Castle Tower Zone. Many features here are unique even among Japanese castles, such as the inclusion of both a main tower (daitenshu) and a small castle tower (shotenshu), as well as an underground passage called Kuragari-Tsuro (literally “dark passage”), which is actually the official entrance to the castle and one of its defense features. The main castle tower was built as a fortress, so iron spikes and other traps meant to keep enemies at bay can still be found. In addition, it was used for weapons storage during the Edo period, and even today some rooms are still labeled for their original purposes. For anyone looking for a fantastic landscape, head to the stairs: the top of the castle offers a view of Kumamoto City and even as far as the Aso Mountain Range.
A number of structures in the castle grounds were damaged during the 2016 Kumamoto earthquake, and reconstruction efforts are still underway. Even so, there are a wide variety of historical and cultural sites to visit, so anyone in the area should make sure to stop by.

基本情報

〒8600002
熊本県熊本市中央区1-1 
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096-352-5900
Duration: 1.5 hours
JPY500 / 大人

Age 7-15: JPY 200

現金
Official Site
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January・February・March・April・May・June・July・August・September・October・November・December

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