Kumamoto Castle in May 2017

The series of earthquakes with the mainshock of magnitude 7.0 and a foreshock of magnitude 6.2 in April 2016 had caused severe damage in Kumamoto and Oita Prefectures. Numerous structures collapsed. Thousands of people injured and more than 44,000 people being evacuated from their homes.

One of the major damages is the Kumamoto Castle, one of the most famous castles in Japan. The whole castle, and some sightseeing spots in the area, including the Former Residence of Hosokawa Gyobu, Kumamoto City Museum and Kumamoto Prefectural Art Museum branch are still closed as of May 2017.

Restoration work is in progress. You may only see the castle from the outside.

Kumamoto Castle 熊本城
The Nagabei wall, a 242-meter long stone wall on the south side of the castle still look very nice. There are many cherry trees along this session of Tsuboi River, offering a relaxing and beautiful view particularly during cherry blossom.
Kumamoto Castle 熊本城
One of the view point is from Ninomaru Park. You can walk through the Sakura-no-baba Johsaien up the slope, this is the south-west watch tower.
其中一個可以遠觀熊本城天守閣的地點是城堡西面的二之丸廣場。走路的話,穿過櫻之馬場 城彩苑,上斜坡會看到這座『未申櫓』守禦望樓。
Kumamoto Castle 熊本城
The view of the Kumamoto Castle Main Keep from Ninomaru Park. It is quite far away.
Kumamoto Castle 熊本城
The highlighted areas in yellow are closed. The biggest area is the Kumamoto castle. Former Residence of Hosokawa Gyobu and Kumamoto City Museum on the top left are also closed.

Comments are closed.

error: Content is protected !!