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Kumamoto Castle in Spring

When sweet colors emerge around the castle


Kumamoto Castle sustained heavy damage during the 2016 earthquake. During the summer of 2021, the inner keep reopened after a 5-year reconstruction period. However, sitewide renovations are expected to continue until around 2038.

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I guess we were lucky—what a beautiful day! So instead of spending our time inside the castle museum, we took our time to explore the castle grounds with all those lovely walking paths inside and outside the castle walls, which to be honest are just as impressive as the castle itself. We got all kind of different views and it was hard to pick a favorite. Do you have a favorite? For more detailed information about the castle, click on the related article link below.

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