[ Today’s famous “Sakura” spot-5 : Kumamoto Castle @ Kumamoto/ Kyusyu ]

"Sakura" attaches elegance conspicuously to "Kumamoto" Castle.

For today, I introduce a “Sakura” spot except Tokyo.

Today’s famous “Sakura” spot is Kumamoto Castle at Kumamoto pref.
Kumamoto Castle is an early modern castle built in current Kumamoto city, Kumamoto pref.

The castle is famous for its characteristic structure like stone wall for blocking enemy samurai, a long wall and also vivid black and white contrast figure.

About 800 cherry trees attaches elegance conspicuously to its well-defined majestic figure.

The opening of the park is also carried out till night, and the combination of the lighted up castle and night “Sakura” are wonderful too.

[ Information ] “Kumamoto-jyo” Castle
■Open: 8:30 – 18:00
(Until 17:00 from December to February)
(until 21:00 during a flowering period and entering is until 20:30)
■Close: End of the year (December 29 – 31)
・Adults and high school students 500 yen
・Elementary and junior high school students 200 yen
・20% off for groups of 30 or more
■Full bloom of the average year:
From the end of March to the begining of April
1-1, Honmaru, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto-city, Kumamoto
■TEL: +81-96-352-5900 (Kumamoto Castle General Office)
1) “Kumamoto” Castle “Sakura” information
http://hanami.walkerplus.com/detail/ar1043e26363/ (Only Japanese)
2) “Kumamoto” City information
http://www.manyou-kumamoto.jp/en/ (English)
8 minutes walk from “Kumamoto Station Tram Stop” (A-Line to Kengunmachi) “Kumamoto Castle/City Hall Tram” Stop

Vivid black and white contrast figure is so cool!