Kumamoto Castle

Kumamoto Castle is located in Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture. The castle was built originally in 1467.

I have visited many castles in Japan and this is my favorite. The curved stone walls are known as musha-gaeshi, which were built with wooden overhangs. These were purpose built to fortify the castle and to keep intruders out during a siege. It is amazing to see in person.

This is one of the three premier castles in Japan. The others are Himeji Castle and Matsumoto Castle. I have visited Himeji and it is also very beautiful. Next on my list will be Matsumoto Castle.

Entry is 600 yen for adults and 200 yen for children.

by Kevin

You might also like