6 Sights in Kumamoto, Japan (with Map and Images)

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Explore interesting sights in Kumamoto, Japan. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 6 sights are available in Kumamoto, Japan.

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1. Kumamoto Castle

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Kumamoto Castle is a hilltop Japanese castle located in Chūō-ku, Kumamoto, in Kumamoto Prefecture. It was a large and well fortified castle. The castle keep is a concrete reconstruction built in 1960, but several ancillary wooden buildings remain of the original castle. Kumamoto Castle is considered one of the three premier castles in Japan, along with Himeji Castle and Matsumoto Castle. Thirteen structures in the castle complex are designated Important Cultural Property.

Wikipedia: Kumamoto Castle (EN)

2. Suizen-ji Joju-en

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Suizen-ji Jōju-en (水前寺成趣園) is a tsukiyama Japanese garden located within Suizen-ji Park in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. The main tsukiyama is a representation of Mount Fuji. Lord Hosokawa Tadatoshi began construction of the garden in 1636 as a tea retreat. The park was named after a no-longer-extant Buddhist temple called Suizen-ji, and now hosts the Izumi Shrine, where members of the Hosokawa family are enshrined, and a Nōgaku-dō, a Noh theater. Lord Hosokawa selected this site because of its spring-fed pond, the clean water of which was excellent for tea. The thatched Kokin-Denju-no-Ma teahouse was originally in Kyoto's Imperial Palace, but was moved here in 1912.

Wikipedia: Suizen-ji Jōju-en (EN), Website

3. Hosokawa Gyōbutei

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The former Hosokawa Penitentiary Residence is a samurai residence located on the ruins of Kumamoto Jōzō in Chuo-ku, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. The Hosokawa penal family (also called Kokai Hosokawa) was a vassal family of the Hosokawa Domain (both surnames Nagaoka in the Edo period) along with the Hosokawa Uchizen family (Sunatori Hosokawa).

Wikipedia: 旧細川刑部邸 (JA)

4. 熊本市立熊本博物館

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Kumamoto Museum The renewed Kumamoto Museum exhibits about 4,100 items from ancient times to the present day under the theme of "Memories of Kumamoto Connected to the Future." The first floor has exhibits on the Paleolithic Age and the Seinan War, the second floor has exhibits on animals and plants living in Kumamoto, and the basement has a planetarium.

Wikipedia: 熊本市立熊本博物館 (JA)

5. 北岡神社

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Kitaoka Shrine is a shrine located in the western district of Kumamoto, Kumamoto Prefecture. According to legend, it was founded by Heian period when he advised the Gion Society of Kyoto. In Kumamoto, it is an ancient society with the same name as Fujisaki Bata Palace. The original company is a county society.

Wikipedia: 北岡神社 (JA)

6. Izumi-jinja

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Water Shrine (Quanshen) is a shrine located in Chengqu Garden of Shuiqian Temple in the central district of Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture. As a shrine offering sacrifices to Kumamoto's captains, Meiji era was founded by former family officials. The original company is a county society.

Wikipedia: 出水神社 (熊本市) (JA)


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