5 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 5 sights are available in Kumamoto, Japan.

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 a number of 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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Former Hosokawa Penald's House is a samurai residence located on the Kumamoto Castle Sanno Ruins in Chuo -ku, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture. The Hosokawa prison family (also called Hosokawa) was a one -family of the Hosokawa clan, along with Hosokawa Uchizen (Sunatori Hosokawa), all of which were Nagaoka surnames in the Edo period.

Wikipedia: 旧細川刑部邸 (JA)

4. 北岡神社

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Kitaoka Shrine is a shrine located in Kasuga, Nishi -ku, Kumamoto -shi, Kumamoto. It was reported that it was built by recommending the spirit of Gion Shrine in Kyoto during the Heian period, and in the Kumamoto city area, it is an old shrine that has a history alongside Fujisaki Hachimagu. The old business is prefectural shrine.

Wikipedia: 北岡神社 (JA)

5. Izumi-jinja

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Izumi Shrine is a shrine located in Suzenji Seiki Geo in Chuo -ku, Kumamoto City, Kumamoto Prefecture. It was founded by former vassals in the Meiji era as a shrine dedicated to successive lords of the Kumamoto feudal lord. The old business is prefectural shrine.

Wikipedia: 出水神社 (熊本市) (JA)


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