I traveled to Kumamoto using “Kyushu Fukko Wari” (Kyushu Reconstruction Discount Tickets). Since I was impressed with Kumamon (the local mascot character of Kumamoto Prefecture) at Yuru-chara Grand Prix 2016, I decided to visit Kumamoto to see how reconstruction has been moving forward after the strong earthquake. In this article, I will write about revisiting Kumamoto Castle as part of Day 3.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Departure for Kumamoto
* Day 2: Kumamoto Castle
* Day 2: Josaien
* Day 2: Kumamon Square
* Day 2: Kumamoto Night View
* Day 3: Kumamoto Suizenji
* Day 3: Kumamoto Station
* Day 3: Kumamoto Castle (Revisit) [This article]
* Day 3: Kumamoto Castle (Evening View)
2016.12.22 – 24
My Kumamoto trip was near to the end. I decided to visit Kumamoto Castle again to take its photos with sunny conditions.
Revisit Kumamoto Castle
The statue of Kiyomasa Kato.
Hitsuji Saru Turret.
View of the main castle tower from Ninomaru Park.
The left side is Inui Turret.
Several photos with different angles.
I arrived at Kato Shrine.
I just happened to see a wrapping car of Kumamon.
View of the main castle tower from Kato Shrine.
I left Kumamoto Castle and walked around the downtown area of Kumamoto.
A large painting of Kumamon.
Kumamoto Baniku Yoko-cho
Now I will have my last supper dinner in Kumamoto. Horse meat products is a local favorite in Kumamoto, so I decided to have it.
I visited “Kumamoto Baniku Yoko-cho”.
In the restaurant.
Since this is one of the most popular restaurants of horse meat products in Kumamoto, there were a lot of autographs of famous people.
I ordered a hot pot of horse meat.
Horse meat is healthier than other meat products (low calorie, low fat and high protein), so I like it 🙂
That’s it for the article about revisiting Kumamoto Castle as part of Day 3. I visited Kumamoto Castle the day before, but it was cloudy and I was a little bit disappointed with the weather. This time, I was happy to take photos of Kumamoto Castle with sunny conditions 🙂
In the next article, I will write about evening view of Kumamoto Castle as the final article of my Kumamoto trip.