Going to Kumamoto with Kyushu Reconstruction Discount Tickets: Part 9 (Final) Evening View of Kumamoto Castle

熊本城 夕景 アイキャッチ画像


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 evening view of 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)
* Day 3: Kumamoto Castle (Evening View) [This article]

[Travel Date]
2016.12.22 – 24

[Main Part]

This is the final article of my Kumamoto trip series. After dinner, I had some spare time before departing Kumamoto city. So, I walked around Kumamoto Castle again to take evening view photos.

Evening view of Kumamoto Castle

The statue of Kiyomasa Kato.Kumamoto Castle Kiyomasa Kato

Miyuki Bridge.Kumamoto Castle Miyuki Bridge1

View from the center side.Kumamoto Castle Miyuki Bridge2

I arrived at Josaien. The light-up of Japanese umbrella has started.Kumamoto Castle Josaien1

Going into Josaien.Kumamoto Castle Josaien2

When I entered into Josaien, Kumamon welcomed me.Kumamoto Castle Josaien Kumamon

Sakuranokoji.Kumamoto Castle Josaien Sakuranokoji1

Wakuwakuza.Kumamoto Castle Josaien Sakuranokoji2

I just happened to see a lot of birds flying in groups.Kumamoto Castle Hitsuji Saru Turret1

Hitsuji Saru Turret.Kumamoto Castle Hitsuji Saru Turret2

I reached Ninomaru Park.Kumamoto Castle Ninomaru Park1

Kumamoto Castle Ninomaru Park2

View of the main castle tower from Ninomaru Park.Kumamoto Castle main castle tower1

Kumamoto Castle main castle tower2

Kumamoto Castle main castle tower3

Inui Turret.Kumamoto Castle Inui Turret1

Kumamoto Castle Inui Turret2

I stopped by Kato Shrine.Kumamoto Castle Kato Shrine1

I found different atmosphere here in the evening compared to that in the daytime.Kumamoto Castle Kato Shrine2

View of the main castle tower from Kato Shrine.Kumamoto Castle Kato Shrine main castle tower1

Kumamoto Castle Kato Shrine main castle tower2

Kumamoto Castle Kato Shrine main castle tower3

Kumamoto Castle Kato Shrine main castle tower4

I took a few photos of Torii gate.Kumamoto Castle Kato Shrine Torii gate1

Then, I left Kumamoto Castle.Kumamoto Castle Kato Shrine Torii gate2

Kumamoto Airport with Kumamon

I returned to the hotel to pick up my luggage and moved to Kumamoto Airport.

I saw lots of Kumamon in the airport.Kumamoto Airport Kumamon1

Kumamoto Airport Kumamon2

Kumamoto Airport Kumamon3

Kumamoto Airport Kumamon4

Then, I returned to Tokyo.Kumamoto Airport Kumamon5


That’s it for the article about evening view of Kumamoto Castle as part of Day 3. To summarize this Kumamoto trip series, visiting Kumamoto Castle made me think about the Kumamoto Earthquake, which occurred in April 2016. When I looked at the damaged castle, I realized how big the earthquake was. However, I saw lots of people working for Kumamoto Castle energetically. So, I believe the reconstruction of Kumamoto has been ongoing steadily.

Talking of Kumamoto, I was surprised see a variety of Kumamon around Kumamoto city. He should be a real entertainer 🙂

Now the Kumamoto trip series, which consists of nine articles, has finished. Thank you for your reading my blog. This time, I just went around the downtown area of Kumamoto due to my limited schedule, but I would like to visit other areas in Kumamoto in the future.

Regarding my next trip, I have already arranged. I am going to Hakodate, Hokkaido for three days and two nights this weekend. Once I go back from the trip, I will post articles about Hakodate, so stay tuned 🙂


[Related Link]
Kumamoto Nagomi Tourism Site
Visit Kumamoto – Kumamoto City Official Tourist Guide
Kumamoto Castle

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