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  • Sightseeing spots around Shiromegurin
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About 5 minutes on foot from Shinmachi bus stop
Kawakami Gensai Honoring Monument

Kawakami Gensai Honoring Monument

Kawakami Gensai Consumption
The birthplace of Kawakami Gensai, a priest at the end of the Edo period
A memorial monument was erected in front of the renewed elementary school as the birthplace of Kawakami Gensai (1834-1871), who is considered to be one of the motifs of Himura Kenshin, the main character of the movie "Rurouni Kenshin".He has a deep background in Japanese poems, and the monument also contains a phrase of death poem.A local guide in Shinmachi will also guide you to places related to Gensai.
Phone Number 096-324-4488 (Higo Inlay Kosuke)
Address3-2-1 Shinmachi, Chuo-ku (Higo Inlaid Kosuke)
HolidayOpen all year round
Hours 9:00 - 17:00
(Saturday and Sunday ~ 16:00)
Prices From 500 yen (town guide system, Kazu Shinmachi summon guide, advance reservation required)

Kumamoto Castle / Ninomaru Parking Lot Get off at the bus stop and walk for about 5 minutes
Inspector Arboretum

Inspector Arboretum

Ken Motsu Daijumokuen
A relaxing green garden where you can meet the seasons
In the quiet garden, about 2000 trees and flowers, mainly evergreen broad-leaved trees, which are a local tree species of Kyushu, welcome you in the scenery of each season.The monument turret that still remains in the park was built as a guard to the north of Kumamoto Castle and is designated as an important cultural property of the country. * Currently, the turret is being dismantled and restored.
Phone Number096-352-5781
Address4-1 Ninomaru, Chuo-ku
HolidayMonday / Friday
From June 2021, 6 to the end of March 1, the park will be temporarily closed due to the restoration work of the turret.
HoursAM9:00 ~ PM17:00
PricesHigh school students and above 200 yen, junior high school students and below free (groups of 30 or more: high school students and above 160 yen)
Shiromegurin XNUMX-day ticket facility discount
Adult 200 yen ⇒ 160 yen

Sakuramachi Bus Terminal Immediately after getting off at the bus stop
Kumamoto Prefectural Product Center

Kumamoto Prefectural Product Center

Kumamoto Kenbusankan
A lineup of special products!Leave all souvenirs and local shipping to us
We have everything from traditional crafts to special products in Kumamoto prefecture.There are also Kumamon goods.
Phone Number096-353-1168
Address3-1 Sakuramachi, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto
HolidayOpen all year round (except 12/31 to 1/2)
Hours AM10:00 ~ PM18:15
Coupon
5% discount from the purchase price for those who present the "Shiromegurin Leaflet", excluding alcoholic beverages
About 5 minutes on foot from Sakuramachi Bus Terminal
Kato Shrine

Yamazaki Sugawara Shrine

Yamasaki Sugawarajinja
The god of learning who enshrines Sugawara no Michizane
Founded in 2, this shrine is deeply revered as a god of learning.The only "Ichihara Hiroko Koi Mikuji (1070 yen)" in Kyushu, which expresses Kotodama in a fortune, and the red stamp book with plum and hydrangea patterns are popular.
Yamazaki Sugawara Shrine
Phone Number 096-325-3474
Address1-18 Sakuramachi, Chuo-ku
Seal of marriage
Reception time
9: 00-17: 00 (Prayers are accepted from 10: 00-16: 00)
PricesRed stamp fee 500 yen
Red stamp book 1,500 yen (including red stamp fee)
Kumamoto Castle / Ninomaru Parking Lot Get off at the bus stop and walk for about 3 minutes
Kato Shrine

Kato Shrine

Katojinja
Higo general guardian who enshrines Kiyomasa Kato
A shrine dedicated to Kiyomasa Kato, who built Kumamoto Castle, one of Japan's three famous castles, and laid the foundation for development throughout the prefecture.You can award a red stamp book on the cover of the shrine and Kumamoto Castle drawn in a paper-cut style.
Kato Shrine
Phone Number 096-352-7316
Address2-1 Honmaru, Chuo-ku
Seal of marriage
Reception time
9: 00-17: 00 (awarding office)
PricesRed stamp fee 500 yen
Goshuin book 2,000 yen
About a 3-minute walk from the bus stop in front of the museum / former Hosokawa Penitentiary House
Kato Shrine

Kumamoto Gokoku Shrine

Kumamoto Kengo Kokujinja
A shrine that enshrines the spirits as the guardian deity of peace and prosperity
It was erected from the end of the Edo period to worship the people who were struck by the Meiji Restoration and the national crisis.A monument and a memorial monument are built in the precincts.Plums and cherry blossoms are in full bloom in spring, and they are also used as the god crest of the red stamp.
Kumamoto Gokoku Shrine
Phone Number096-352-6353
Address3-1 Miyauchi, Chuo-ku
Seal of marriage
Reception time
8:00 - 18:00
PricesRed stamp fee 300 yen
About 3 minutes on foot from the bus stop next to the Prefectural Museum of Art
Kumamoto Castle Inari Shrine

Kumamoto Castle Inari Shrine

Kumamoto Inarizushi
God who protects all life such as business and romance
When Kiyomasa Kato entered Higo in 16, he was solicited as the guardian deity of Kumamoto Castle.It is also famous as a god of marriage, and is popular with women because of its "love / marriage fulfillment wishes" and "good luck water lottery".
Kumamoto Castle Inari Shrine
Phone Number 096-355-3521
Address3-13 Honmaru, Chuo-ku
Seal of marriage
Reception time
9: 00-17: 00 (awarding office)
PricesRed stamp fee 300 yen
Red stamp book 1,800 yen (including red stamp fee)
About 2 minutes walk from the bus stop in front of Kumamoto Hotel Castle
Shiro Ta

Shiro Ta

Kaishoku Tashiro
An authentic Japanese restaurant that is easy for beginners to enter
"Tashiro" is a wonderful fusion of Japanese and modern styles, centered on the owner who has 60 years of cooking experience as the chairman of the prefectural chef association and the second generation who has practiced in Japan and overseas.You can enjoy seasonal ingredients from the prefecture at the fan-shaped counter where you can watch the crispy tempura and the moderately sour pressed sushi.
Phone Number096-323-1126
Address2-6 Jotomachi, Chuo-ku Mores 3 Building 1F
HolidaySunday
Hours11: 00 to 14: 00, 17: 00 to 22: 00

Kumamoto Castle special exhibition 2st

Kumamoto Castle
In the spring of 2020, a "special tour passage" will be completed in the castle of the restricted access area on weekdays, and the second special exhibition will start.After that, it will be available for viewing throughout the year. (As of August 2)
Kumamoto Castle special exhibition 2st

Iidamaru XNUMXth floor turret

Iidamaru Gokai Yagura
The appearance of the turret supported by corner stones is called a miracle stone wall, and the dismantling and preservation work of the turret has now been completed, and the stone wall is being dismantled.
Iidamaru XNUMXth floor turret

Large and small castle tower and Uto turret

Daisho Tenshuto Yagura
From Ninomaru Square, you can see the large and small castle towers and the Uto turret lined up.The huge crane that exceeds the castle tower is impressive.
Udo turret, large castle tower, small castle tower

戌 亥 turret

Dog Yagura
It is called another miracle stone wall, and you can see the corner stones that support the turret up close from the tour area.
戊亥 turret

Castle tower

Tenshukaku
You can see the restoration of the large and small castle towers.On the roof of the castle tower, you can see Shachihoko, who was revived in April 2018.
Castle tower

North XNUMX turret

Kitaju Hachiken Yagura
A group of nationally designated important cultural properties that collapsed along with a stone wall that is about 20 meters high.The collapsed roof tiles and timber have been recovered, and the stone walls are currently protected.
North XNUMX turret

East XNUMX turret

Higashiju Hachiken Yagura
A group of nationally designated important cultural properties that collapsed along with a stone wall that is about 20 meters high.The collapsed roof tiles and timber have been recovered, and the stone walls are currently protected.
East XNUMX turret

Special historic site Kumamoto castle ruins

Tartar Kumamoto Castle
From the 14th floor of the city hall, you can overlook the entire Kumamoto Castle.You can also visit buildings that can only be seen here, such as the Honmaru Palace.
Special historic site Kumamoto castle ruins

Long fence

Nagabe
It is the longest in Japan at 242m along the Tsuboi River.The wall that collapsed for about 80m was preserved and dismantled, and now only the stone wall is seen.
Long fence

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